Oxon Cove Park

The diverse history of Maryland and its national heritage can be experienced at Oxon Cove Park. Through hands on activities, living history programs, and more, groups 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. Science and social studies activities are available for student and scout groups. Watershed activities are sure to engage high school students, and groups can check out farm animals, nature, wildlife, and much more. Self-guided walking tours are also available. 

Contact Info
Address: 6411 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745. Prince George’s County. Tel: 301-839-1176. Website: www.nps.gov/oxhi. Hrs: Vary.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Guided Activities, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee. 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue