Oxon Hill Manor
The town of Oxhill is actually named after Oxhill Manor, home of Thomas Addison. Appropriately named a National Heritage Site, Oxon Hill Manor is one of the only two Classical Revival estates in the county of Prince George. Although its roots date back to the 18th century, it sadly burnt down in 1895 and was not rebuilt in 1929. The two- story neo-brick building has a design inclusive of grand flanking wings and meticulous fine decorative detail. There are little remnants of the original manor, but for the fact the new one is built near the original site.
Oxon Hill is located alongside the National Harbor Development, a 300-acre multi-use waterfront development perched on the banks of the Potomac River. The development is home to an expansive convention center, six hotels, an international selection of restaurants and shops, and several condominium developments. During the late spring and summer months, the waterfront is teeming with live music acts and festivals including the annual International Beatles Festival called "Abbey Road on the River the site is also home to an annual ice sculpture exhibition. The National Harbor brings people together to enjoy life along the river, with enough activities to keep the entire family entertained.
The Oxon Hill Public Library is part of the larger Prince George County public library system, and is home to the very important Sojourner Truth Room. Sojourner Truth was an African-American women's rights activist and abolitionist who was born into slavery, escaped with her infant daughter and became the first African-American woman to win a case against a Caucasian man. The Sojourner Truth Room at the library pays homage not only to her cause, but is home to an impressive 16,000 cataloged items pertaining to African-American peoples including composed music, out-of-date periodicals, pictures, posters, pamphlets, and books.