Wagon Ride Canceled for Upcoming Weekend
No wagon rides on June 15 and 16, 2013. Leave NO Child Outside will also be canceled on June 16, 2013.
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.
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?
During the War of 1812, the Debutts family found three congreve rockets on the Mount Welby (19th century name of the Oxon Hill Farm property) grounds. The British Navy was not aiming at Mount Welby. They were sending a signal to other British ships anchored 20 miles away in the Patuxent River.