Eat. Play. Stay. Local!

Our town may be small, but it packs a punch when it comes to hospitality and fun.  We’ve made it easy for you to discover local cuisine, lodging and things to do in Oxford.  We look forward to having you…

Port Of Oxford Maryland Dining Places To Eat


From what is considered to be the best ice cream on the eastern shore, to the finest Maryland crab and waterfront eateries, you’re sure to find something for everyone.  Relax on a dock, take in the breathtaking views and enjoy some of Maryland’s finest cuisine!

Places To Stay

Whether you fly in, boat in or drive, we’ll have a bed ready for you at the end of the day!  Lodging in Oxford, Maryland, includes offerings from a boutique hotel with a private sandy beach, historic inns, cozy bed and breakfasts, or an elegantly restored 1730 English Country mansion!

Things To Do Oxford Maryland

Shop & Play

While your here, be sure to check out our local, unique gift shops.  We’re sure you will want to take something home to remember us by! You’ll find everything from local artwork, handmade jewelry, vintage gifts, rare books and more.  Be sure to click the link to see all we have to offer.

Grab The Ferry…

Americas oldest privately owned ferry route!

All vehicles are served on a first-come, first-served basis. The Oxford Bellevue Ferry travels across the Tred Avon River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore many times a day.

The Oxford Community Center Business Association

Visit The Oxford Community Center

The Oxford Community Center, which offers free coffee and conversation every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. is also a great place to find out about current events!  The Oxford’s Community Center has recurring events throughout the year, so be sure to check their website below or a current listing of events. They just might have a play in session! Oxford Community Center is a privately funded non-profit organization whose facilities are used and programs designed for the entertainment and education of the entire Oxford community and surrounding area. www.oxfordcc.org

Premier biking / walking trails

The Oxford / St. Michaels Bike Trail is recognized as one of the best in the mid-Atlantic region.

The route includes the historic town of Oxford, the crossroads of Royal Oak with its antique stores and post office (where you will find a cannon ball that lodged in a nearby oak tree during the War of 1812), and our stunning sister town of St. Michaels with its many shops and restaurants!

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Cars & Coffee

Be sure to stop by the Oxford Community Center from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of the month (from April – November, weather permitting) to view some amazing cars on display and chat with the owners. And don’t miss the annual Road Rally in September!

Oxford Park

Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery overlooking the river and living shoreline. Have a picnic in our shaded Town Park while the kids swing and play!  This is the perfect place and perfect town for family gatherings.  Plus, the views are spectacular.  Town Park is located at: 104 S Morris St, Oxford, MD 21654

Oxford Maryland Boating

Boating In Oxford

Whether you like to sail, motor boat or kayak – Oxford is the place for you. We are surrounded by water on three sides; Town Creek, the Tred Avon River, and the Chesapeake Bay. A number of marinas to cover all your needs, quaint inns if you want a land break, restaurants and markets to restock your boat. We have it all!

Conservation Park

Conservation Park Oxford Maryland

Conservation park in Oxford, Maryland is truly a beautiful place for strollers, walking, running and biking!  This wetland park stretches 86 acres on the southern side of state Route 333, near Boone Creek Road, and features walking and biking trails, picturesque viewing areas, wildlife viewing and wide open landscapes.

Hours: Open Daily Sunrise – Sunset

John Wesley Preservation Society

The John Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church in Oxford is built on a tiny patch of land outside the waterfront town of Oxford. For generations, a racially mixed congregation worshipped in this little church, an unassuming one-room building without a steeple or indoor plumbing. A John Wesley activist, Nellie Leatherberry found a way to have a 9’ x 12’ “cook shop” constructed. Over the years, it nearly tripled in size and operated until the late 1970s. Nellie’s Cook Shop now houses the church’s documentary photography and oral history transcriptions.

Hours: Please Visit Website For Details

Kids Camp

Weekly enrollment is limited to 40 campers. Campers may enroll for one to four weeks. OKC Camper Eligibility Children are eligible to be campers if they are between 6* and 13 years of age (children entering second grade through eighth grade). An OKC Camper must be a capable bicycle rider and able to understand and obey safe bicycling rules. The camp gets around by bicycle and uses the whole town of Oxford as its campus. Good bicycling skills are basic to a safe and fun camp experience.

Schedule: Please Visit Website For Details
Call: (410) 310-2418

Oxford Museum

This hometown museum preserves and displays Oxford’s nearly 350 years of colonial and American history, and maintains a collection of more that 2,500 artifacts and memorabilia. The collection represents the evolution of Oxford, from one of the country’s earliest colonial port through the modern era, and its status as a premier sailing destination. Exhibits change regularly and periodic lectures and tours are offered. Here you’ll find books, games and  gifts local to Oxford and Eastern Shore.

Hours: Please Visit Website For Details
Call: (410) 226-0191

Oxford Ferry

Talk about fun!  Have you ever taken an actual ferry ride? How about a ride on Americas oldest privately owned ferry route!
All vehicles are served on a first-come, first-served basis. The Oxford Bellevue Ferry travels across the Tred Avon River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore many times a day.

Schedule: The ferry is seasonal | Please Visit Website For Details
Call: (410) 745-9023

The Oxford Library

The Oxford Library is an independent all volunteer run library whose mission is to promote reading for all ages. Each year we fund a scholarship for a Chesapeake Community College Student.
There are three annual book sales each year during Town events:

  • Oxford Day – The last Saturday in April
  • Book Mart – The last Saturday in September
  • Christmas on the Creek – Date to be determined each year

Hours: Please Visit Website For Details
Call: (410) 226-5727

Tred Avon Players

Tred Avon Players’ 2022 Season will mark 40 years of providing entertaining theatrical experiences for our local community.  The Tred Avon Players, Inc. (TAP) is a non-profit Maryland corporation, organized in 1982 to present plays and musicals at the Oxford Community Center, in Oxford Maryland. Since the first sold-out melodramas in August of that year, TAP has grown in community stature and artistic merit to present a mix of plays and musicals each year in one of the most beautiful towns on the Eastern Shore, for a growing, enthusiastic audience.

Schedule: Please Visit Website For Details
Call: (410) 226-0061

Waters Edge Museum

The Water’s Edge Museum proudly presents Black farmers, professional sailmakers, military figures, musicians, watermen, and crab pickers—The Founding Black Families of America who harnessed knowledge and power, and placed it firmly and confidently into the hands of their descendants. The Museum seeks to empower the young people of today to find their place in history and identify their own positive and unique voice when facing contemporary issues and challenges. See how people of color on the Eastern Shore lived and how their lives mattered.

Hours: Please Visit Website For Details