Nestled along the eastern edge of Adams County is the quaint town of New Oxford. Rural landscapes, brick sidewalks, tree-lined streets, and stately 18th and 19th century Victorian and Colonial homes adorning the town circle make for an attractive spot in the heart of one of the country’s more historic regions. The town is built around a beautiful square and surrounded by well cultivated countryside and rolling pasture lands.
Initially laid out by Henry Kuhn in 1792 as the town of “Oxford Town”, it became a borough by Decree of Court on August 20, 1874. In its past, it was home to the New Oxford College and Medical Institute which flourished until after the Civil War. Presently, it boasts one of Pennsylvania’s largest antique markets, is home to unique local shops and eateries, and welcomes visitors with quaint bed and breakfasts scattered around the heart of town.
Maps, videos, and brochures are available in the Chamber of Commerce office on the town square and can offer more information on the town and suggestions on ways to enjoy your stay in lovely New Oxford.