Blythewood Farms

BLYTHEWOOD FARMS IS A NON-PROFIT, VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION SERVING THE COMMUNITY OF WESPHALIA. OUR MISSION IS TO PRESERVE, CONSERVE AND SUSTAIN THE HISTORIC BLYTHEWOOD FARM PROPERTY SITUATED IN WESTPHALIA, THE HEART OF PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY MARYLAND.

About Us

Where Tradition is in the Name

TIMELINE OF BLYTHEWOOD FARMS

1830
Blythewood main building constructed
1900
Stables and agricultural complex built
1974
Listed in the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties
2006
Blythewood Farms becomes steward of property
2015
Blythewood Farms established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit

Blythewood is an excellent example of a complete farm establishment.

— Maryland Historical Index —

Our Vision

TO PROVIDE THE COMMUNITY OF WESTPHALIA OPEN ACCESS TO THE MAIN BUILDING FOR COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL EVENTS. TO ESTABLISH PROGRAMS WHICH PROVIDE HANDS-ON TRAINING FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN FARMING, GARDENING, NURSERY, LANDSCAPING AND EQUESTRIANISM. TO SHOWCASE THE HISTORY AND BEAUTY OF BLYTHEWOOD TO ALL VISITORS OF THE FARM.

Here’s a Few of Our Community Partners

Maryland Historical TrustAmerican Chestnut FoundationPATH InternationalWestphalia Sector Civic CouncilWoodridge Capital PartnersMNCPPCUniversity of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural ResourcesWounded Warrior Project

Blythewood Farms is proud to work with several partners who support OUR VISION.

What Others Say About Blythewood

  • The collection of nineteen domestic and agricultural buildings at Blythewood shows the evolution of an upper-class farm in western Prince George’s County.

    — Maryland Historical Trust —
  • Blythewood is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under Criteria A and C at the local level with a period significance of 1830 to 1940.

    — Maryland Historical Trust —
  • Built circa 1830, with later additions, Blythewood is a multisection frame farmhouse, and the principal feature of a large farm complex.

    — Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission —
  • Blythewood is located atop a hill on the east side of Melwood Road overlooking the dairy and tobacco barns in the valley to the south and west.

    — Maryland Historical Trust —

Pictures

Experience the HISTORY, COMMUNITY AND BEAUTY when you visit Blythewood Farms.

Horse Rescue

Blythewood Farms will be the future home of Blythewood Farms Horse Rescue. We plan on rescuing horses from auction who are being sold to slaughter and adopting horses from owners who can no longer provide adequate care for their horse.

Blythewood Farms will be the future home of Blythewood Farms Horse Rescue. We plan on rescuing horses from auction who are being sold to slaughter and adopting horses from owners who can no longer provide adequate care for their horse.

Horses on their new home at Blythewood Farms will begin their rehabilitation process which will include veterinary care, farrier care, dental care and training. We will quarantine each horse for a minimum of 21 days for illness. Horses will be rehabilitated to trail and schooling horses.

After quarantine, the horses will remain on Blythewood Farms to heal and to live on the farm until a suitable adoptive home is found. A partnership with Wounded Warrior Project will pair a Veteran with an individual horse.  During visits, the Veteran will care for the horse which include feeding, riding and grooming. This partnership with Wounded Warrior Project will benefit both parties, forming a bond of trust with the horse and Veteran.

Blythewood Farms Horse Rescue will also host education programs which will be open to visitors from the community, school field trips and educational day trips. We will offer a wide variety of educational programs for children, adults and animal welfare professionals.

— Blythewood Farms —

The first farmer was the first man. All historic nobility rests on the possession and use of land.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson —

contact@blythewoodfarms.org

(240) 882-5737

4110 Melwood Road Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Contact

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