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

Reviewed February 17, 2018
Arlington, Virginia
via mobile
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 October 1, 2017
Ruth G
Columbia, Maryland
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Feb 17, 2018
Oct 1, 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 February 17, 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.

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Reviewed October 1, 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

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed August 19, 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.

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Reviewed August 9, 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!

Thank candylady2016
Reviewed June 29, 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.

Thank James H
Reviewed May 2, 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.

Thank tjspool
Reviewed June 19, 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

Thank l w
Reviewed March 12, 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.

Thank doublemdoublet
Reviewed January 19, 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

Thank Will L
Reviewed March 18, 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

Thank Beth H
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