Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm

2695 Grays Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Information and Reservations 410-535-5327

Public access is limited during the construction of the Entry Drive. Estimated completion: Summer 2014.

Google Map to the site


This site is rich in natural and cultural resources, is a living laboratory to explore, understand and experience Calvert County's agricultural practices and lifestyles throughout its history--from Native American settlements, small scale colonial farming, and farming practices through the centuries.

The Farm does not have parking for general public at this point. Parking is available at the Gray's Road Dog Park.

Equestrian Entrance is used for special programs.


Things to Do

Access permits (free!) are available for equestrian use.

Submit your permit request online via the Calvert County Government web site.

Upcoming events


Special events can be scheduled. Contact the Main Office at 410-535-5327

A rolling road runs through a field at Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm.

Interesting Facts

  • A historical road trace, or rolling road, that has existed since 1865 is still a major feature of the site

  • Archeological investigations suggest that a domestic structure and outbuilding likely dates to the period between ca. 1720-1775

  • George E. Rice (b. circa 1882), an African-American farmer, owned and lived on the property in the early twentieth century.
  • The Plumer-Cranford barn was moved from Broomes Island to the site and preserved from demolition.

Historical info

Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm Mission

The Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm, a site rich in natural and cultural resources, is a living laboratory to explore, understand, and experience Calvert County agricultural practices and lifestyles throughout its history--from Native American transitory settlement, small scale colonial farming, 19th c. era agriculture, 20th c. tobacco farming to contemporary, pioneering community supported agricultural and sustainable farming efforts. Through archaeological preservation, interpretive site development and programming, and hands-on educational opportunities, the Farm targets children and youths but also includes activities and experiences for those of all ages and physical abilities.

The landscape contains a topographic range from cultivated upland ridge, wooded slopes, a variety of marsh gradients, to open water creek, marking it as a unique facility to the Chesapeake Bay watershed’s network of sites that support K-12 education, public outdoor recreation opportunities, heritage appreciation, and tourism.

By offering lessons in how citizens have lived with the land throughout history, the Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm offers insight into how they can continue and improve good stewardship practices that will sustain the quality of life of Calvert County and the larger ecosystems of which it is a part. By providing unique and exciting programs and facilities within a beautiful landscape, the Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm engages visitors in everyday experiences that transcend the commonplace.

Read the Master Plan for the Farm (4.9 MB pdf) adopted December 14, 2010

Battle Creek Nature Education Society is dedicated to
the protection and preservation of Calvert County’s natural heritage
and the creation of an environmentally literate and aware community.
We provide opportunities for appreciation and understanding of our natural world through
our outreach initiatives and in support of the mission of the Calvert County Natural Resources Division.
BCNES is a 501(c)3 organization.

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Mailing address: PO Box 122, Port Republic, MD 20676. info@calvertparks.org
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