Reasons to Visit Oxford, Maryland

Watermen Mural, Oxford, Eastern Shore, Maryland

Reasons to visit Oxford, Maryland

Fine-Art Photography Oxford Maryland

Watermen Mural, Oxford, black and white
Watermen Mural Oxford, Maryland

Oxford, Maryland, is a waterfront, historic town located in Talbot County on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Oxford originated in 1683 as a major shipping port for tobacco until the American Revolutionary War.

After the war, the economic crop changed from tobacco to wheat and the town economically thrived on the oyster industry.

Today, Oxford is populated with residents, watermen, and tourists. It is a quaint, quiet place to enjoy the serene waters of the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Sail on the Tred Avon River

Tred Avon River, Oxford, Maryland, black and white photo
Tred Avon River Oxford MD

Buy picnic provisions from the Oxford Market and Deli at 203 S. Morris St.

Oxford Market, Maryland, fine art photography by Jacqueline LaRocca
Oxford Market, Maryland

Picnic at the waterfront park on Morris St.

Oxford Park on Morris Street, Oxford, Maryland
Oxford Park on Morris St, Maryland

Spend the day at Strand Beach on East Strand Rd., and search for sea glass.

Strand Beach, Oxford, Maryland, fine art photography
Strand Beach, Oxford, Maryland

Stay and/or dine at the historic Robert Morris Inn and Tavern.

The Robert Morris Inn, Oxford, Maryland, infrared image by Jacqueline LaRocca
The Robert Morris Inn, Oxford, Maryland

Learn about local Black history at the John Wesley Church and graveyard – Oxford Rd.

John Wesley Church, Oxford, Maryland, infrared photo
John Wesley Church, Oxford, Maryland

Famous graves include Tench Tilghman, who was the Aide-de-Camp to General George Washington. Pay respects to original residents of Oxford at Oxford Cemetery.

Historic Cemetery, Oxford, Maryland
Historic Cemetery, Oxford, Maryland

Bike ride around the town.

Get an up-close view of the beautiful homes and gardens. The terrain is flat and perfect for biking.

Historic House, black and white
Historic House, Oxford, Maryland

Enjoy a ride on the Oxford – Bellevue Ferry

The Oxford – Bellevue Ferry links Bellevue (near St. Michaels) and Oxford across the Tred Avon River.

This ferry has been operated since 1683 and is known as the oldest privately owned ferry in the United States.

Enjoy the scenery during the 10-minutes long ferry ride. The ferry runs from April to November.

Visit www. for more information.

The Oxford - Bellevue Ferry, Oxford, Maryland, fine art
The Oxford – Bellevue Ferry, Oxford, Maryland

Check out special events throughout the year.

Events include the resident artist studio tours, garden tours, Paint Oxford Days, Oxford Day, Fine Arts Fair, Cardboard Boat Race, the Oxford Regatta,· Waterfowl weekend, and Christmas on the Creek. Anytime is a good time to visit Oxford, Maryland.

Artist Studio, black and white
Artist Studio, Oxford, Maryland

For more information on visiting Oxford, Maryland, and other parts of Talbot County,



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