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Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm

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Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Cove Farm is a national historic district that includes a living farm museum operated by the National Park Service, and located at Oxon Hill, Prince George's County, Maryland. It is part of National Capital Parks-East. The park provides an excellent resource for environmental studies, wildlife observing, fishing, and other recreational activities made possible by easy access to the Potomac River. Fourteen buildings and two structures are located in the historic district and associated with the property's sequential development as a plantation, an institutional agricultural complex, and a farm museum.

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https://www.nps.gov/oxhi/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxon_Cove_Park_and_Oxon_Hill_Farm Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Cove Farm is a national historic district that includes a living farm museum operated by the National Park Service, and located at Oxon Hill, Prince George's County, Maryland. It is part of National Capital Parks-East. The park provides an excellent resource for environmental studies, wildlife observing, fishing, and other recreational activities made possible by easy access to the Potomac River. Fourteen buildings and two structures are located in the historic district and associated with the property's sequential development as a plantation, an institutional agricultural complex, and a farm museum. The diverse history of Maryland and our national heritage can be experienced at Oxon Cove Park. Through hands-on programs and other activities, you can experience farm life and how its changed over time. Explore how the park evolved from a plantation home during the War of 1812, to a hospital farm, to the park you can visit today. While our mailing address is on Oxon Hill Road, the parking lot entrance to the park is on Bald Eagle Road. Bald Eagle Road can be accessed from the Capital Beltway (I-495/I-95), as well as Indian Head Highway (MD-210) and Oxon Hill Road (MD-414). For detailed directions, please visit our website at http://www.nps.gov/oxhi/planyourvisit/directions.htm Visitor Barn The Visitor Barn at Oxon Hill Farm is the first stop you should make when visiting the park. Inside, you will find park brochures, Junior Ranger books, and a Park Ranger to answer all questions. The Visitor Barn also houses the park bookstore where you can purchase souvenirs and gifts for the family. While our mailing address is on Oxon Hill Road, the parking lot entrance to the park is on Bald Eagle Road. Bald Eagle Road can be accessed from the Capital Beltway (I-495/I-95), as well as Indian Head Highway (MD-210) and Oxon Hill Road (MD-414). For detailed directions, please visit our website at http://www.nps.gov/oxhi/planyourvisit/directions.htm Cows Two brown cows graze in a field Two Jersey cows graze in their pasture Farm Sunrise Sunrise at the Farm Sunrise at the Farm Farrier Farrier repairs horse hooves Our farrier regularly maintains the hooves of the horses at Oxon Hill Farm. Pigs Young visitors meet the pigs. Young visitors meet the pigs at Oxon Hill Farm. Mount Welby A white brick two story building Mount Welby is the oldest structure on the farm, built around 1811 Oxon Cove Trail A paved walkway along a wooded shoreline The Oxon Cove trail takes hikers and bikers through forest and meadow ecosystems and along Oxon Cove A History of Healing Hidden from nearby highways and subdivisions by a screen of trees, Oxon Hill Farm is one of the few remaining agricultural landscapes in Prince George's County, Maryland. This place, where kids from the nearby city have encountered farm areas and learned how syrup is made, was also a witness to war and a landscape of healing. The house vibrated in the midst of the War of 1812, and later it was intended to be a place of calm for mentally ill patients and members of the poor. A man in an overcoat stands on a porch of a two-story farmhouse with shutters. American Eels in the Potomac Watershed American eels are found everywhere along the Atlantic Coast, but many aspects of these fish remain poorly understood. They are perhaps one of the most mysterious fish in the Potomac watershed. Hands hold a 2 to 3 foot long eel over a red container. Summer in the Parks (1968-1976) What began as a summer transportation program to send DC urban youth to Catoctin and Prince William Forest Parks in 1966 grew to a city-wide summer-long festival attracting residents to parks in every quadrant of the city. After the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the program took on an additional role to help save a city from destroying itself. A group of boys smiles for the camera Memorials for the Future Memorials for the Future, is a competition that aims to rethink the way we develop and experience memorials in Washington, D.C. Memorials for the Future Logo National Park Getaway: Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill Farm Oxon Cove Park/Oxon Hill Farm is a peaceful 500-acre oasis within sight of our nation’s capital. Located on the banks of the Potomac River in Oxon Hill, Maryland, the park offers opportunities for fishing and bird-watching, as well as miles of trails for hiking and biking. a ranger kneeling next to a goat Oxon Cove Park Cultural Landscape Oxon Hill Farm is a 289-acre cultural landscape within Oxon Cove Park, located in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Although the park is only about eight miles south of the United States Capitol, it retains much of its historic agrarian character. It is also associated with St. Elizabeths Hospital, the first federally operated mental health facility. The central farm area contains a scattering of variously-sized structures, fencing, and a windmill. Natural Science, History, & Culture in the National Capital Area Learn more about your National Capital Area park through this guide to natural and cultural resource information. Cultural resource staff clean the Theodore Roosevelt memorial statue at Theodore Roosevelt Island. Brood X Periodical Cicadas FAQ Learn about the Brood X periodical cicadas that will emerge in 2021 throughout the Mid-Atlantic U.S. A perched periodical cicada with red eyes and orange wings Forest Regeneration 2020 What is the future of our forests? A look at forest regeneration capacity in National Capital Area national parks based on 2020 monitoring data. hand holding a leaflet on a white ash seedling National Capital Region PRISM and Invasive Species Since invasive species don’t recognize park boundaries, we need to work together with our partners, neighbors, and other federal and state entities to manage across borders. We can’t do it alone! a hand holds a rosette of green leaves over the water Ten Tips for Visiting Oxon Cove Park Planning a visit to Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill Farm? Follow these ten tips for a fantastic farm day! A brown and white cow in a field Sea Level Rise in the DC Area Learn about current and projected rates of sea level rise in the greater DC area, based on local water level data collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) A tall white cylinder attached to a wooden pier with Hains Point in the background. Beech Trees in the National Capital Area American beech (Fagus grandifolia), the most common tree species in National Capital Area parks, is currently facing the emerging threat of Beech Leaf Disease (BLD). A forest with healthy green leafed beech trees

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