Boyds Negro School

19510 White Ground Road, Boyds, MD 20841

In 1980, BHS acquired the historic Boyds Negro School property located at 19510 White Ground Road. This one-room 22 x 30 foot wooden building, heated by a wood stove, served as the only public school for African Americans in the Boyds area from 1895-1936. The schoolhouse served students in grades 1-8, many of whom walked for miles to attend classes at the school. After the purchase of the property in 1980, the school was restored by BHS to its original condition in approximately 1900.

The school is open by appointment and also on the third Sunday of each month from 2:00 – 4:00 pm from April to November. We welcome individuals, school groups, home-schoolers, and anyone with an interest in our local history. The school is available as a meeting place for community groups. To arrange a tour or to reserve the space, contact: