Ridgeley Rosenwald School


Join us in exploring history at the Ridgeley Rosenwald School! Established in 1927 as Colored School No.1, this gem in central Prince George’s County invites you to witness its rich heritage. Discover its significance as one of the few remaining Rosenwald schools, beautifully restored to showcase its original charm. Come visit!

About the Site

Opened in 1927 as Colored School No.1 in Election District 13, the Ridgeley Rosenwald School served the African American community of Ridgely in central Prince George’s County. Funded by a Rosenwald Foundation grant, it was one of nearly 5,000 schools built for African American children in the South. Despite closure in 1954, it remained intact and is now one of nine remaining Rosenwald schools in Prince George’s County, showcasing original design elements after restoration.

Plan Your Visit


  • Open to the public on Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm.


  • FREE

Getting Here:

  • From the Capital Beltway (I-95 per 495), take exit 15B to merge onto MD-214 W Central Avenue. Turn left onto Ritchie Road. Continue 1 per 4 of a mile and turn left onto Truck Way. At the second driveway turn left into Ridgeley School.
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