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    Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm


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  • Hay Barn picnic area closed

    The picnic tables in the Hay Barn are closed to the public to allow for restoration work in the Brick Stable. Picnic tables are still open and available near the parking lot. Please call 301-839-1176 with any questions.

  • No public programs on Friday October 31 and Saturday November 1, 2014

    The Park will be open but there will be no public programs on Friday October 31 and Saturday November 1. Meet the Dairy Cow, Wagon Ride, and Chicken & Egg programs will not be happening on these days. Please call the park at 301.839.0503 with questions.

Curriculum Education Programs


Students meet a passenger on the Underground Railroad during the Exploring the Past at Oxon Cove Park program.

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Animal Life on the Farm
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., October through June
Pre-k to 1st grade
30 students or fewer

Your class will learn about farm animals and agricultural products. Students will meet the dairy cow, feed the chickens, and take a wagon ride through the barnyard area. In the weeks prior to the trip, the teacher will use the Teacher's Guide and an education kit that should be picked up at the park at least two weeks in advance to conduct pre-visit hands-on activities in their classroom.

Exploring the Past at Oxon Cove Park
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., October through June
Kindergarten to 6th
30 students or fewer

Students will discover what life like on the Mount Welby Plantation during the early 1800s. Teachers can choose from 14 activities based on three overall themes: Slavery and the Underground Railroad, the War of 1812, and Immigration. Pre-site and post-site visit activities are required to be completed by students.

Did You Know?

OXCO 1891

In 1891, Saint Elizabeths Hospital, acquired the Oxon Cove Park Property, to establish a farm where patients, removed from the confines of a hospital setting, could benefit from fresh air and outdoor work at this new "farm colony." This hospital farm was called Godding Croft.