Things to Do
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. After the Civil War, 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
Buy picnic provisions from the Oxford Market and Deli at 203 S. Morris St.
Picnic at the waterfront park on Morris St.
Spend the day at Strand Beach on East Strand Rd., and search for sea glass.
Stay and/or dine at the historic Robert Morris Inn and Tavern.
Learn about local Black history at the John Wesley Church and graveyard – Oxford Rd.
Pay respects to original residents of Oxford at the Oxford Cemetery. Famous graves include Tench Tilghman, who was the Aide-de-Camp to General George Washington.
Bike ride around the town.
Get an up-close view of the beautiful homes and gardens. The terrain is flat and perfect for biking.
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 own ferry in the United States. Enjoy the scenery during the 10-minutes long ferry ride. The ferry runs from April to November.
Visit www. Oxfordferry.com for more information.
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.
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