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Tome School

581 S Maryland Ave, Port Deposit, Maryland 21901 USA

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“later turned into a naval training center then abandoned”

This place is on private property. Listing for informational purposes only. Please do not visit without express permission from the land owner. The Tome School for Boys now lies abandoned but originally began in 1894 and was founded by Jacob Tome. It was a nonsectarian college preparatory school that went from kindergarten through 12th grade. In 1942, the Tome School campus was taken by Congressional order and expanded after government purchase from 330 acres to 1,132 acres with more than 500 new buildings added, transforming it into the United States Naval Training Center at Bainbridge. Eventually the Tome School Board decided to move the Tome School for Boys to a new campus at North East, Maryland in 1970.  In 1984 the buildings and property of the Bainbridge Tome School for Boys were put on the National Register of Historic Places. 13 of the original builds part of the Tome School for Boys remain today including some dormitories, cottages, and the Memorial Hall. The base was closed officially in 1986 when the United States Congress authorized the Secretary of the Navy to dispose of the United State Naval Training Center at Bainbridge. Congress specified that before the sale of the land back to the State of Maryland and the people of Cecil County that the buildings that could not be used to be torn down. This was done and of the 500 buildings that were created, way less than 50 remain. You can learn more at http://www.abandonedplaygrounds.com/the-abandoned-historic-tome-school-for-boys-turned-naval-training-center-in-port-deposit/

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Reviewed by
reillyrobertson

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January 04, 2021

This place is super unique and really interesting! I highly suggest going here, you won't regret it.

Here is my video if you'd like to check out what it looks like and how to get around:

https://youtu.be/oMSe6H2kJS0

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MarieJohnston

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June 17, 2020
Rated 5.0

Huge place!

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Tome School

581 S Maryland Ave
Port Deposit, Maryland
21901 USA

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