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    Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm


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  • There will be no programs on Thursdays during April and May, 2014

    The park will be open but, programs are canceled on Thursdays during April and May, 2014. Please call 301.899.0503 if you have questions.

  • Wagon ride temporarily canceled.

    Our wagon is in the shop for a much needed "face-life." Call 301.839.0503 for more information.

Things To Do

There are many ways to enjoy your visit at Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill Farm. Here are some suggestions for a great park visit:

  • Schedule of Activities: Group reservations are required for our most popular programs such as, Meet the Dairy Cow, Chicken and Egg, and Wagon Rides. Groups of 5 or more can schedule reservations at least 2 weeks prior to the visit by calling Stephanie Marrone on 301-839-1176. CClick here to find out more.

  • Self-guided Tour: You can explore on your own and see farm equipment, historic structures, our Visitor Center, and barnyard. Note: the animals may not always be in view and may be in different locations.

  • Hiking and Biking: Venture beyond the hilltop and explore part of Oxon Cove Park's 512 acres by strolling along the lower fields or riding the bike path along Oxon Cove.

  • Picnicking: Enjoy a picnic at one of our designated picnic areas. No reservations needed. Food is not sold in the park.

  • Events and Educational Activities: The park offers a wide variety of seasonal programs, demonstrations, special events, and cirriculum-based education programs.

Programs may be cancelled without prior notice.

visitors on self guided tour
Visitors viewing the animals while taking a self-guided tour.
NPS photo. Courtesy of Robert Epstien.

Did You Know?

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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.