Oxford, Maryland was officially founded in 1694, making it one of Maryland’s oldest towns.
Oxford is located near the mouth of the Tred Avon River and served as an important port of entry for British trade vessels in Colonial times. Oxford flourished in this capacity until the Revolutionary War brought an end to British trade. The town declined for many years until oystering businesses began to flourish in the late 1800’s.
Today, Oxford is a quiet town that is enjoyed by visitors who appreciate it’s history and charm. In 2011, Yachting Magazine named Oxford the world’s best waterfront town.
There’s ferry service to Oxford from Bellview, on the other side of the Tred Avon River, during the warm season.
There are several marinas in town, making Oxford a popular destination for cruising boaters. There are also plenty of bed and breakfast options to choose from.
Wander the picturesque streets, dine in the local restaurants, find a good book at the Mystery Loves Company Booksellers, or take in a production of the Tred Avon Players. Find out more about things to do in Oxford, MD.
Featured Inns and Bed & Breakfasts
- Combsberry Inn Bed & Breakfast – A 1730 waterfront English County Manor home.
- Robert Morris Inn – Conveniently located in downtown Oxford, near the ferry dock.
- Sandaway Waterfront Lodging – A B&B hotel with a private sandy beach.
- More Oxford lodging
Oxford Travel Reviews and Hotel Deals. Read traveler reviews and search for the best deals at TripAdvisor.com
Oxford Business Association: Information on local lodging, restaurants, stores, and sites.
Talbot County Office of Tourism: The source Talbot Co. visitor information, including Oxford, Easton, St. Michaels, and Tilghman Island.
Talbot County Chamber of Commerce: Information on Talbot County businesses and attractions.
The Oxford-Bellevue Ferry. Vehicle passage over the Tred Avon River.
Tred Avon Players. This non-profit theatre group performs in the Oxford Community Center.