Exploring farmlands, taking historic tours, hiking and biking are some things to do in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The Visitor Center also offers a variety of activities for children ages 9 to 13.
The Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Cove Farm is a national historic district that is also a part of the National Capital Parks-East, a group of National Park Services sites located generally east of the Washington D.C., but also near Maryland. Oxon Cove Park offers 512 acres of fields, biking paths and hiking trails. The Hiker-Biker trail is about 1.6 miles long starting from the park’s parking lot and winds around forest and farmlands. The Woodlot trail offers a scenic trail showing the natural beauty of Oxon Cove Park.
The Visitor Barn also offers educational activities for children, such as solving puzzles, reading books and interactive playing and learning using barnyard toys and games. Children ages 9 to 13 can take part in the Oxon Cove Park Junior Ranger program. A self-guided tour brochure is also available at the center, allowing visitors to explore the park on their own.
Also inside the park is Mount Welby, a historic house built near the battleground during the War of 1812. The house features pictures that depict the war. Outside, historic structures from the war as well as antique barnyard equipment are also on display.