Changes to Visitor Service due to Sequestration
Due to mandatory, across-the-board budget cuts, some visitor services in this park have changed. Please check the Plan Your Visit section for more information.
"Come on down, we'll put you to work."
The diverse history of Maryland and our national heritage can be experienced at Oxon Cove Park. Through hands on activities, living history programs, and more, you can experience farm life and how its changed over time. Explore how the park evolved from a plantation home during the War of 1812, to a hospital farm, to the park you can visit today.
Mark the Date, August 25th, 2013
Calling all War of 1812 connoisseurs, American history buffs, and citizens of all ages!Read More
Spring and Summer 2013 Programs
Check out our programs offered from May to August, 2013. See page 1 for weekend and education programs. See page 2 for special events.Read More
We offer a variety of education programs for a wide variety of age groups. Check our listing for the program that is geared to your student's needs.Read More
Hiking and Biking
Bikers can connect with Virgina and Washington, DC via our Hiker-Biker Trail. Hikers can experience natural areas on the Woodlot Trail.Read More
Exploring the Past
You can immerse youself in our nation's history by attending one of our programs, taking a self-guided tour, or by talking to a ranger.Read More
A Visitor's Guide to National Capital Parks-East
Beyond the Capital is the source for information and events in National Capital Parks-East.Read More
More Sites to Visit in National Capital Parks-East
Check out the incredible diversity of National Capital Parks-East sites. Natural, Cultural, Historical, and Recreational, we have it all.Read More
Did You Know?
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.