No public programs Wednesday September 17, 2014
The Park will be open but there will be no public programs on Wednesday September 17, 2014. 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.
As fewer and fewer people move away from their agricultural roots, Oxon Hill Farm is a fun and educational way to introduce kids to a the natural and cultural implications of agriculture.
Whether you visit on a warm day or cool, there is something for kids to experience. Check out our Schedule of Events for seasonal events such as sheep shearing or apple cider pressing. Kids can learn about the various cultures that have contributed to park's history by joining us for our annual Holiday Cultural Festival in December to see how the Native American Peoples, the African-Americans, and the Europeans celebrated the holidays in the 1800s. Kids can also learn about cows and chickens by participating in some of our weekly programs. Or just take take a self-guiding tour and have the kids say hello to their favorite farm animal friend.
Did You Know?
The white farm house at Oxon Hill Farm was known as Mount Welby in the early 1800s. In 1891, Saint Elizabeths Hospital acquired Mount Welby and renamed it Godding Croft. The white farm house is the oldest structure in the park.