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    Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm

    Maryland

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  • Saturday August 2, 2014 Program Change

    Our Meet the Dairy Cow and Chicken Program will be offered on August 2, 2014. However, due to limited staff, the Wagon Ride and Park's Past tour of the historic house will not take place. Please call the park on 301.839.1176, if you have any questions.

  • No public programs on Wednesday August 6, 2014

    Due to staff planning meetings, the Park will be open but there will be no public programs. Meet the Dairy Cow, the Wagon Ride, and Chicken & Egg programs will not be happening on this day. Please call the park at 301.839.1176 if you have any questions.

  • No public programs on Wednesday August 13, 2014

    Due to staff meetings, the Park will be open but there will be no public programs. Meet the Dairy Cow, the Wagon Ride, and Chicken & Egg programs will not be happening on this day. Please call the park at 301.839.1176 if you have any questions.

Curriculum Education Programs

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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. Prior to the trip, the teacher will pick up an education kit with pre-visit hands-on activities for use in the 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?

draft horses at White House

Each year the Oxon Hill Farm draft horses deliver a Christmas tree to the White House that is donated by the National Christmas Tree Growers Association.