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    Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm


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    Our daily programs and special events are canceled until further notice. Please call the park for more information on 301.839.0503.. Check back often to see when we will be resuming our programming. The park is still open and you are welcome to visit.

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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Moovelous Milk
Monday, 10:00 a.m
Kindergarten to 3rd grade
25 students or fewer.
Meet the dairy cow and learn about the milk she produces. Students will also make milk into butter. Teacher package available.

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

Your class will learn about farm animals, food products, and farm life. An on-site puppet show will introduce the students to the field trip, and then students will meet the dairy cow and help feed the chickens and pigs. A wagon ride through the barnyard area will wrap up the program. This program includes the loan of a kit to be used in the classroom prior to the field trip. The kit should be picked up at least two weeks prior to the tip and brought back to the park on the day of the trip. Please click here for materials to be used in the classroom.

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

Students will discover what life like on the Mount Welby Plantation during the early 1900s. Teachers can choose from 14 activities based on the themes of immigrattion, slavery and Underground Railroad, and the War of 1812. Pre-site and post-site activities are required to be completed by students.

Did You Know?

draft horse eating

The largest horse ever recorded was a Belgian stallion named Brooklyn Supreme. He died in 1948. The two Belgian draft horses that live at Oxon Hill Farm are named Becky and Dixie.