Sykesville Historic Colored Schoolhouse

Please call Pat Greenwald at

410-795-8959 or email at


524 Schoolhouse Road
Sykesville, MD 21784


Please call Pat Greenwald at 410-795-8959

for information or to set a time to arrange a visit for your group


To see Gazette article about First Day of Class, click here



To see detailed information about the Schoolhouse click here


To see pictures of the Schoolhouse click here


This historic schoolhouse has been restored and furnished to its 1904 appearance, but today teaches area children of all ethnicities and ages. A variety of field trips and tours are available for students and Scouts ages kindergarten through grade 12. A nominal fee will be charged for each student. In addition, community organizations may rent the structure upon request.

A Homework Club for neighborhood children takes place after school and, eventually, week-long summer workshops on African-American history will be offered to local children. As a museum, the building is a repository for artifacts which give testimony to the African-American experience in southern Carroll County.

Those with an affiliation to the schoolhouse are being sought for oral history experiences. Periodic special events will bring alumni, teachers, and former residents back to the building. Volunteer opportunities exist for "schoolmarms," students needing service learning credit, churches, Scouts, and other interested individuals.

To request a brochure or schedule an appointment, contact Ms. Greenwald.  410-795-8959. 

To request reasonable ADA accommodations, please contact the Town House at or 410-795-8959, within two weeks of your visit.  Videos of past Schoolhouse programs and events are available for check out to the public upon request.



To see Carroll County Times article from October 2005 click here


To see Baltimore Sun article from April 11, 2004 click here