Annearrundell County Free School Museum

Annearrundell County Free School Museum


The Annearrundell County Free School was established in 1723.  It is perhaps the oldest remaining one-room schoolhouse in Maryland.  Guests of all ages visiting the Free School Museum can experience educational practices from the 1700’s, when books and paper were scarce, and educational practices from the 1800’s, when Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic were the basics of the curriculum.  The Free School Museum has several displays, including artifacts found on the property, a collection of textbooks used over 150 years ago, and toys that children might have played with in colonial times.  The site has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983.

Download the brochure here: Free School Museum Brochure

Hours of Operation: 

The Annearrundell County Free School Museum Open House season is reopening after a two year hiatus.  The site will be open on the second Saturday and the second Sunday of June, July, and August from 1:00-4:00 pm.  (June 11 and June 12, July 9 and July 10, August 13 and August 14).  Tours and visits on other days and dates can be made by contacting Karlie Everett at
SAVE  THE  DATE:  October 26, 2023  – A celebration of 300 years of existence for the Annearrundell County Free School.


Cost of Entry: Free



Telephone: 410-268-8656

Address:  1298 LaVall Drive, Davidsonville, Maryland 21035


Virtual Experiences:

Take a virtual tour of the Annearrundell County Free School Museum by visiting the Anne Arundel Retired School Personnel Association (AARSPA) Facebook page.


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