Animal Farms | Agritourism
National Colonial Farm | Accokeek Foundation
@ Piscataway Park
3400 Bryan Point Road
Accokeek, MD 20607
The Accokeek Foundation stewards 200 acres of Piscataway Park, a national park located in Accokeek, MD, on the shore of the Potomac River directly across from Mount Vernon. Our land serves as an outdoor classroom for educational programs, research, agricultural and conservation projects. The National Colonial Farm, an outdoor living history museum, was established by the Accokeek Foundation in 1958. The farm depicts life for an ordinary tobacco planting family in Prince George’s County in the 1770s. Historic sites like George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, represent what many believe life was like in the colonial period. However, large plantations were far from the norm. Very few colonists enjoyed such luxury. The majority were poorer planters, tenant farmers, indentured servants, and slaves. Skilled interpreters lead tours of the National Colonial Farm, highlighting the colonial structures, fields, gardens and animals. The park is open to the public year around.
Hard Bargain Farm / Alice Ferguson Foundation
2001 Bryan Point Road
Accokeek, MD 20607
From the rolling hills to the river shoreline, the Alice Ferguson Foundation shares the wonder and excitement of the farm, woodlands, wetlands and waterways of the Potomac River watershed with thousands of students, teachers and citizens every year. Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center programs facilitate rich outdoor-based experiences for appreciation, awareness and lifelong stewardship of our natural environment. Reservations required.
Old Maryland Farm
Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Educational farm with year-around livestock displays that include ponies, goats, donkey, cows, rabbits, chickens, ducks, llamas, and more. Animal feed machines for 25 cents. You can also shop in the Barn Cat Gift Shop.
Oxon Cove Park | Oxon Hill Farm
6411 Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
The diverse history of Maryland and our national heritage can be experienced at Oxon Cove Park. Through hands on activities, living history programs, and more, you can experience farm life and how it has changed overtime. Explore Oxon Hill Farm, the main feature of Oxon Cove Park, and its outbuildings, join in on the typical farm day activities, learn about the dairy cow and other farm animals, or take a wagon ride through the natural areas of the park. Located just outside of the new National Harbor complex.
Westbrook Horse Farm
12412 Van Brady Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
A Maryland Licensed Boarding, Sales and Training Equine facility located in Upper Marlboro, Md . We provide attentive, full care board at a friendly, casual riding facility. We are 3 miles from Rosaryville and Patuxent State Parks and a few minutes from PG Equestrian Center. Facilities include: Indoor arena (150 x 75), lighted outdoor sand ring with jumps (140 x 80), frequent turnout in nice pastures with run-in sheds and three board oak fences, free-choice hay, matted 12×12 stalls with tack room in each barn, hot/cold wash stall, access to trails, outdoor wash stall, boarders’ lounge with bathroom and A/C, and trailer parking is also available. You won’t find hidden fees for blanketing or medicating here! We have excellent relationships with vets, farriers and trainers, or we invite you to bring your own. Managers live on-site.
FARMS, FARMERS, AND FOOD IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY!
Minutes from Washington, DC and centrally located, it’s time to discover Prince George’s County’s farms, farmers, and food.
Share in the bounty of Prince George’s County! Discover the farms, farmers, and good food that celebrate our agricultural roots and farming’s future. Whether you want to shop at a farmers market, challenge yourself in a corn maze, learn about colonial growers in the county, or view urban farmers inside the Beltway – you can do it all here!
Prince George’s sits at the doorstep of our Nation’s capital. As the closest and most diverseagricultural county to Washington, D.C., it boasts a vibrant, transitioning rural economy and one-of-a-kind farm heritage.
Here’s what to do to begin to discover all the wonderful agritourism and it’s rich environment in Prince George’s County!
* Pet farm animals
* Pick your own produce
* Navigate a corn maze
* Take a tour of a historical farm
* Hop on a hayride
* Enjoy a pumpkin patch
* Shop at a farmers market and stock up on some local goodies