The Robert Morris Inn
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Top Things to Do in Oxford

Oxford’s laid-back lifestyle may explain why James Michener moved here during the 1960s, when he was writing his classic historical novel Chesapeake. Stroll the brick sidewalks past beautifully restored 18th, 19th, and early 20th century homes en route to the Tred Avon River, a Chesapeake Bay tributary that together with Town Creek wraps around three sides of the town. A leafy public park with a playground, a rocky beach with picnic tables is a gathering spot for the locals. Nearby, a small sandy beach along The Strand draws beachcombers searching for shells and sharks’ teeth, along with families wading into the shallow waves.

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The Robert Morris Inn

1 Robert Morris Inn 1710

Historic inns and B&Bs are sprinkled throughout Oxford including the Robert Morris Inn, the oldest full service Inn in America and childhood home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Restaurants, too, are plentiful in Oxford, ranging from casual to elegant.


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Type:
Bed & Breakfasts and Inns


Location:
314 North Morris St
Oxford, MD 21654
410-226-5111


Crew of the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry Photo By: Clark Vandergrift

2 Oxford-Bellevue Ferry - 335 year old!

The Oxford-Bellevue Ferry, in service April through November, is the most scenic approach to the colonial-era town of Oxford. It crosses the gentle Tred Avon River and is a good choice when traveling from St. Michaels or Easton.Captains Tom and Judy Bixler invite you aboard America’s oldest privately owned ferry which began its service in 1683.  


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Location:
101 East Strand (end of MD Rt 333)
Oxford, MD 21654
410-745-9023


Painted picket fence Photo By: TourTalbot.org

3 Take a walking tour of the Oxford Picket Fences

Picket fences, painted by local artists, are displayed throughout the town at various business.  You can pick up a map at the Ice Creamery, the Museum, the Ferry, or one of the shops in town and take a leisurely stroll to view them all.  Every year, the fences are on display in the summer months, then auctioned off in the fall to benefit charities of the artist’s choice. 

Items in museum Photo By: TourTalbot.org

4 Oxford Museum

The Oxford Museum was founded by residents interested in preserving a diverse collection of artifacts and memorabilia that chronicles more than 300 years of Oxford’s colonial and American history.


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Location:
100 S. Morris St
Oxford, MD 21654
410-226-0191


Family enjoying ice cream at the Scottish Highland Creamery, Talbot County Photo By: Mark Sandlin

5 Visit the Scottish Highland Creamery

One of the country’s best homemade ice cream stands, the Scottish Highland Creamery was voted one of the top-5 ice cream shops in the United States according to TripAdvisor. The Scottish Highland Creamy boasts having the best ice cream around. 


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Type:
Dessert


Location:
314 Tilghman Street
Oxford, MD 21654
(410) 924-6298


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6 Premier Bike Trail

Oxford/St. Michaels Bike Trail
29.6 miles
This is recognized as one of the best bike trails 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 with the cannon ball that lodged in a nearby oak tree during War of 1812 and the delightful town St. Michaels with its many shops and restaurants.
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drawing by R.Manning of a bookstore n Photo By: R.Manning

7 Mystery Loves Company Bookstore

The bookstore overflows with tomes from the mystery genre in addition to a great selection of regional titles. 
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People at Oxford Day Photo By: OxfordDay.org

8 Oxford Day

Late April
This sleepy little town wakes up in April, just in time for the annual Oxford Day, a celebration that includes a plant sale, boat rides, and a hometown parade.
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Painting of raptors by Steve Rogers Photo By: Steve Rogers

9 Oxford Fine Arts Festival

May
Art-lovers will appreciate a wide variety of two- and three-dimensional artworks in various media in this juried art exhibition. 
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Boats racing Photo By: TAYC.com

10 Oxford and Heritage Regattas

Surrounded by water with Town Creek to the east and the Tred Avon River to the north and west, the town's waterways bustle with the passing of yachts, sailboats, powerboats in addition to its own Oxford-Bellevue Ferry. The Tred Avon Yacht Club (TAYC) supports a broad variety of racing events  over the course of the racing season and has been the host of major East Coast and National championships with more than 200 participating vessels
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People racing boats Photo By: ScottishHighlandCreamery.com

11 Cardboard Boat Races

June - the Saturday after Father's Day
A guaranteed good time! Gather a team and create your own Cardboard Boat to join the fun and raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Maryland Athletes! Races take place at The Strand in Oxford!
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boats with Christmas lights Photo By: Oxford Business Association

12 Christmas on the Creek

First weekend in December
A very special annual event to celebrate the holidays and Oxford's history and hospitality.  
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Family enjoying ice cream at the Scottish Highland Creamery, Talbot County
Family enjoying ice cream at the Scottish Highland Creamery, Talbot County
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Oxford-Bellevue Ferry
Crew of the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry
Photo By: Clark Vandergrift
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Brick Inn with large lawn
Photo By: The Combsberry Inn

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Oxford’s laid-back lifestyle may explain why James Michener moved here during the 1960s, when he was writing his classic historical novel Chesapeake. Stroll the brick sidewalks...

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