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Old Maryland Farm

301 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
301-218-6770; TTY 301-699-2544

Hours of Operation

Closed Mondays
Tuesdays-Fridays: 9 am-4 pm
Saturdays: 9 am-4:30 pm
Sundays & Holidays: 11:30 am-4:30 pm

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Located just a short walking distance from the miniature train station in Watkins Regional Park, Old Maryland Farm is an educational farm facility open to the public. Its agricultural exhibits, livestock, and display gardens provide a farming experience to visitors. Interpretive programs for students visiting the farm are correlated to the Maryland State Curriculum for grades K-12. The facility offers interested visitors of all ages a variety of volunteer opportunities related to animal care, greenhouse and garden maintenance, and visitor services.

Old Maryland Farm offers opportunities for birthday parties, hay rides, and farm demonstrations.


HAYRIDES

For groups of 15 or more people, please call 301-218-6770 to make a reservation. All reservations require a non-refundable deposit.
Fee: $2/person

April & May 2014 – Public Hayrides
Wednesdays – Fridays, 10 am-12 pm
Saturdays & Sundays, 1 pm-3 pm


Farm Animal & Garden Programs

Fee: Resident $2/person; Non-Resident $3/person 
Reservations are required.
Ages 5 & up

Incredible Eggs – Learn about where your eggs come from and what is really in an egg.
Wed., March 12, 2014         1:15-2:15 pm        SMARTlink #1406381
Thurs., April 17, 2014          1:15-2:15 pm        SMARTlink #1406384
 
All About Seeds – Learn what is a seed, how a plant starts from a seed, and how to maintain plants.
Thurs., March 13, 2014       1:15-2:15 pm        SMARTlink #1406382
Wed., April 16, 2014           1:15-2:15 pm        SMARTlink #1406383


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Location/Directions

From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take Exit 15A, Central Avenue (Route 214) East. At third stoplight, turn right onto Watkins Park Drive (Route 193) South. Proceed 1 mile and turn right into Watkins Regional Park. After turning into Watkins Regional Park at the marquee sign, go straight at stop sign, turn right; go 100 feet and take a left. At next stop sign, turn left into the playground parking lot. Walk the paved path next to the train and carousel that leads to the farm.

From Route 301, take exit for Route 214 (Central Avenue) West. At third stoplight turn left onto Watkins Park Drive (Route 193) South. Go 1 mile, turn right onto Watkins Park Drive at the marquee sign. Go straight, at stop sign, turn left into the playground parking lot. Walk the paved path next to the train and carousel that leads to the farm.


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