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Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm

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Address: 6411 Oxon Hill Rd, Oxon Hill, MD 20745-1100
Phone Number: +1 301-839-1176
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The park was created to offer a variety of recreational activities...

The park was created to offer a variety of recreational activities featuring Oxon Hill Farm, which operates as an actual working farm and represents life during the early 20th century.

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Small farm makes for a relaxing stroll

Right outside Alexandria, Oxen Cove is an adorable little farm with animals that makes a great getaway on the weekend, especially if you have kids. The space isn't particularly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
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Reston, Virginia
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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Right outside Alexandria, Oxen Cove is an adorable little farm with animals that makes a great getaway on the weekend, especially if you have kids. The space isn't particularly expansive, so you probably won't need more than an hour.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a fabulous chance for kids (and adults!) to get up close to cows, horses, pigs, and a goat. And it's not crowded at all. There were no sheep or chickens when we went--the chickens recently perished in an unfortunate fox break-in, but will soon be replaced in a reinforced hen house. We arrived in time for the cow... More 

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Northfield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

The Oxon Hill Farm is run by the National Park Service and gives young children a change to see how farming was done in the early 1900s. Because there is no admission, it's the perfect place to take youngsters to explore and learn without worrying about leaving before you see and experience everything. You can take them there the next... More 

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Thank JoAnnEaton
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

I took my 1yo so to the farm to see some animals. It was easy to get to (just off the beltway near the WW bridge), parking was plentiful and convenient, and best of all the farm is FREE. Just walk right in. We went on a warm sunny Sunday afternoon in spring, so I thought it would be pretty... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

This park is focused around an old historic farm. There is an exhibit building. My 4 year old grandson loved the indoor exhibit, but the outdoor farm animals were even better. We had a family reunion picnic in a lovely spot under the shade trees. There are picnic tables, trash cans, grills, and plenty of lawn upon which to run... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Before I went, I didn't realize this was mostly geared toward kids, but it was nice anyway. It's still a fully functioning farm, which is rare in this area!

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2 Thank QuickWhitTravel
Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

Oxon Hill Farm is a lovely farm which doesn't get old after multiple visits. It's a great place to take a trip (especially with children) on a warm, sunny day. The farm is pretty large, it has big pastures with cows, horses, chickens, and cats wander around; we've also been lucky to see many deer run across the fields. If... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

The Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm site is a National Historic District operated by the National Park Service across the Potomac River from Alexandria, VA in Oxon Hill, MD. Oxon Cove Park has a diverse ecosystem that includes wildlife such as bald eagles, deer, wild turkeys, and wide variety of songbirds. Among other uses, Oxon Hill Farm was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

a very good place to go at the weekend with friends and / or family. Especially during the hot summer sun.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

We truly enjoyed visiting this farm site which was filled with animals, old barns, houses, work tools, etc.

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