Milk a Cow or Feed the Chickens at Oxon Hill Farm

If you've ever wanted to milk a cow, go for a wagon ride, or feed a flock of chickens, Oxon Hill Farm can help. The working farm harkens back to the early 19th century when it served as a plantation residence during the War of 1812. In the two centuries since, farm life has evolved by leaps and bounds, but Oxon Hill Farm retains some of its early charm.

Come and explore the historical farm via a self-guided tour. You can pick up a map in the Visitor Barn and then head out to see the barnyard animals, ogle antique farm equipment, and learn about farm life from educational placards set up around the homestead. If you want to get your hands dirty, check out which farm programs are currently running. Depending on the day, you might be able to milk a cow or climb aboard the farm's wagon. Beyond the boundaries of Oxon Hill Farm, Oxon Cove Park boasts 512 acres and two trails to explore by foot or by bike.

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