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    Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm

    Maryland

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  • Saturday August 2, 2014 Program Change

    Our Meet the Dairy Cow and Chicken Program will be offered on August 2, 2014. However, the Wagon Ride and Park's Past tour of the historic house will not take place. Please call the park on 301.839.1176, if you have any questions.

  • No public programs on Wednesday August 6, 2014

    The Park will be open but there will be no public programs on Wednesday August 6, 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.

  • No public programs on Wednesday August 13, 2014

    The Park will be open but there will be no public programs on Wednesday August 13, 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.

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. Click 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?

mt. welby

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.