Oxon Hill Farm

oxon hill farm

Field Trip:

Oxon Hill Farm

Location: Bald Eagle Road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
URL: www.nps.gov/oxhi
Phone: 301-839-0503 or 301-839-1176
Email: Online Contact Form
Grades: PreK – 6th
Subject: Farm
Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm, Daily
Closed: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, & Christmas
Cost: Free for everyone
Parking: Free on-site parking
Accessibility:

  • Ramps
  • Touchable / Tactile exhibit items


County location

Museum Resources to Help Make the Most of Your Trip

yes Free Lesson Plans yes Docent Tours
NO Online Activities yO Homeschool Programs
yes Classes/Workshops yes Junior Ranger Programs
NO Trunk and/or Travelling Program NO Virtual tour

About the Oxon Hill Farm and Oxon Cove Park:

The land that is Oxon Cove Park has been home for many generations of human habitation during the past 10,000 years, beginning with the Native American peoples who have hunted for wild game and gathered plants up until the 17th century. Oxon Cove Park offers a variety of public and educational programs throughout the year covering a wide variety of topics. We offer programs with themes focused on the environment, multiculturalism, 19th century history, the underground railroad, agricultural and more.

The Oxon Hill Farm animals are domesticated, friendly, and nonthreatening. However, please do not pet the farm animals unless you are participating in a program with a Ranger and do not feed any of them without a Ranger present.

Make sure that you wear appropriate shoes and clothing. Closed-toe shoes are recommended, sneakers or comfortable boots are best. Dress for the season, light clothes in summer, layers in spring and fall, and warm coats in winter.

Be sure to stop by the Visitor Barn during your visit, Park Rangers there will greet you and can answer any questions you may have. The Children’s Corner has stories, activities, a hands-on touch table, and farm related games and toys to play with.

The park does not sell food. Picnic areas are available near the parking lot on a “first come, first served” basis.


BONUS:

Most groups spend a little time on their own doing a self-guided tour of the farm or a hike on one of our trails, either before or after their scheduled program. There is no playground but there is an open field where children can run and play.


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