Street Address
6901 Oxon Hill Rd
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Mailing Address
6901 Oxon Hill Rd
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Hours
Open by appointment Monday-Friday 9 am - 4 pm.
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Ms. Betty Fletcher

Description

The Manor sits high on a hill with a picturesque view of the Potomac River from the garden area. The grounds include formal English gardens, rose bushes surrounding a reflecting pool, and a large brick patio for outdoor entertaining. Featured inside are exquisitely appointed rooms with wood floors, crystal chandeliers, and fireplaces. A sweeping circular staircase ascends from the first floor hallway.

History

While the present Oxon Hill Manor was built circa 1928, the land and former mansion was home to the nephews of George Washington, and the nephew of John Hanson, the first president elected by the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation. Hanson visited Oxon Hill Manor often and died there in 1783. He is believed to be buried on the estate's cemetery. The original mansion was destroyed by fire in 1895.

Governance

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission