Oxford

Maryland
A Charming Historical Town on the Eastern Shore

Home to quaint Victorian houses and a haven for local artists, Oxford Maryland offers leisurely activities, enchanting tourist attractions, and escape from busy city life.

One of the oldest towns in America, founded in 1683, this charming village boasts a rich history of maritime activity through the American Revolution, Civil War, and transportation revolutions. Early in the day, visitors can watch local watermen bring in fresh fish and seafood to the market.

The beautiful historic section of town preserves its account through notable landmarks, such as 216 Morris Street, where the longest serving postmaster in U.S. history worked the early post office for 63 years, or the Grapevine House, built in 1785, on 309 Morris Street.

Oxford Maryland also has a variety of specialty shopping and excellent dining, including the Scottish Highland Creamery, voted the “Best Ice Cream on the Eastern Shore,” and the Oxford Market, a family owned company, which serves as both a gathering place and a grocery store with a variety of products, as well as homemade soups and sandwiches. Featuring antique shops with specialty crafts and handmade jewelry by local artists, such as the Treasure Chest, and the Mystery Loves Company Booksellers, there is no shortage of unique mementos to commemorate your trip.

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Oxford Bellevue Ferry
America’s oldest privately owned ferry. Enjoy a ride across the Tred Avon River between Oxford and Bellevue. The Ferry runs 7 days a week from Mid-April to Mid-November, beginning in Oxford at 9 am and continuously crossing every 15-20 minutes. Pedestrian walk-ons pay $3.
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Dockside Boat Rentals
Rent jet skis or boats to explore the Tred Avon River, or hug the shoreline from a paddleboard or kayak. Bike through Oxford’s extensive paths or take a journey through town to spot historic locations. Dockside delivers equipment on the Tred Avon River.
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Oxford Museum
Founded in 1964, the museum presents over 2,500 artifacts that recount Oxford’s history as one of the earliest colonial ports. Take a self-guided tour of Oxford’s old-fashioned homes and distinctive establishments.
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Oxford Picket Fences
Take a walking tour of Oxford's fences throughout town and business establishments, which local artists have been painting for ten years.
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Schooner’s on the Creek
314 Tilghman St, Oxford, MD 21654
410-226-0160
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Robert Morris Inn
314 N Morris St, Oxford, MD 21654
410-226-5111
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Scottish Highland Creamery
314 Tilghman St, Oxford, MD 21654
410-924-6298
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Pope’s Tavern at the Oxford Inn
504 S Morris St, Oxford, MD 21654
410-226-5220
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Latitude 38
26342 Oxford Rd, Oxford, MD 21654
410-226-5303
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Doc Sunset Grill
104 W Pier St Oxford, MD 21654
410-226-5550
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Nearest Airport
Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY)
Coordinates
38.6865, -76.1716
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