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.
Chicken Program canceled until further notice.
Our 11 a.m. chicken program is canceled temporarily. Please call ahead for information on 301.839.0503.
10/27/2013, Pumpkins, The Special Squash program canceled.
This program is canceled. Please call the park on 301.839.0503 for further information.
Oxon Cove Park News Release
Release date: Immediate
Contact: Marilyn Cohen-Brown, Park Ranger, ph 301-839-1176
A Star-Spangled Summer
The War of 1812 Comes to Mount Welby
Oxon Hill, Maryland -- Calling all War of 1812 connoisseurs, American history buffs, and citizens of all ages! The National Park Service invites you to attend, “A Star-Spangled Summer – The War of 1812 Comes to Mount Welby.” on Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Oxon Cove Park located in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Through a series of dramatic vignettes, visitors will step back in time and experience the breath-taking events of the summer of 1814 when the British invaded Maryland both by foot and by water.
Oxon Hill Farm, part of Oxon Cove Park will be the scene where visitors embark on a 1/4 mile walking tour. Participants will encounter a run-away slave, the English born Mistress of Mount Welby and her American born son, an , a member of the 16th Regiment of the Maryland Militia, a citizen soldier, a Royal Marine Officer, and more.
This short working tour will begin at 12:00 p.m. At the conclusion of the walking tour visitors will have an opportunity to interect with the reenactors during a question and answer session. The program concludes with a presentation and discussion of War of 1812 music by noted music historian, David Hildebrande, PhD.
Reservations are encouraged as space is limited for this event. Please contact Park Ranger Marilyn Cohen-Brown at (301) 839-1176 for reservations and additional information.
This program is part of an ongoing series of public programs offered at Oxon Cove Park to promote public understanding of the history and special places within the National Park System.
Did You Know?
John Addison is the first documented owner to have developed the city of Oxon Hill, Maryland in the late 1600's. He named the city after the university he attended, Oxford University and was the first European owner of the Oxon Cove Park property.