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Small old custom house in Oxford near the ferry. Well maintained, and a neat piece of history... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
Arlington, Virginia
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from the past

As others have said, the building was locked when we were in town. It's well kept on the outside... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Ruth G
Columbia, Maryland
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17 Feb 2018
1 Oct 2017
“from the past”
A replica of the first customs house established in the U.S.
N. Morris St. and Strand, Oxford, MD 21654
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Small old custom house in Oxford near the ferry. Well maintained, and a neat piece of history. Takes all of two minutes to visit, but it is cool for sure.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank hsmithjr
Reviewed 1 October 2017

As others have said, the building was locked when we were in town. It's well kept on the outside, and it gives you an idea of how the scale of life has changed in the US. This is a customs house, but it's smaller than...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Thought to be the first US Customs House. Well kept. It was not open to the public when we were there. Worth a look if near the ferry in Oxford.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Walked by to take pictures but it was not open. Sign says 5am to 5 pm but was not open when we were there. Cute little house!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank candylady2016
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The photo captures it all. It is usually closed but charming for the 60 seconds or so you stare at it. It is part of a stroll around town which is in fact a very nice thing to do.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank James H
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Nothing much to contribute. The door was locked. The house is small and quaint. It was a walk away from where we stayed. It looked clean on the outside.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank tjspool
Reviewed 19 June 2016

what you see in the picture, is what you get. a tiny little building with a fence around it. i visit a couple times a year since- it's just down the street from my folks. if you're in town- worth a stop, i wouldn't drive...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank l w
Reviewed 13 March 2016

One walk inside and you can imagine just how business was run in Oxford in its early heyday. This small but perfectly proportioned business center shows how trade was run nearly 300 years ago. Quaint, efficient and effective.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank doublemdoublet
Reviewed 19 January 2016

yes the oxford custom house is very small..it was built by Mr.Alvin Walbridge..he built it well the detail is in the craftsmanship...you have to vist it and go ride the ferry

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Will L
Reviewed 18 March 2015

The little building is a cute replica of the original customs house. The exterior is charming. However, it is very rarely open. Besides that, the original building was across the river. It really would be better used as a tourism center or ferry boat ticket...More

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank Beth H
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