They had to find a place to store a collection of more than 2,500 artifacts, but not all are on display as the exhibits run a gamut of cultural, historic and economic evolution of Oxford. This town is one of the country's earliest colonial ports through the American Revolution, the Civil War, days of the railroads, oysters and watermen. More info is available through their literature and website www.oxfordmuseum.org
I don't just scream for ice cream especially when finding a local creamery and hand made. This one is called Scottish Highland Creamery, located on Tilghman Street, next to a boat launch. Victor Barlow grew up in Scotland and lived above an Italian ice cream parlor. That's where he worked and learned how to make both ice cream and gelato. Victor and is wife Susan run this ice cream-to-go venue that has some outdoor seating.
As if we didn't have enough to eat Afternoon Tea was a treat at Robert Morris Inn that holds a long history and why the main street of Oxford is named after him. Although it might be historically of interest to many, I was most interested in the "Tea". We chose the Celebration Tea so that I might taste it all. It consisted of three tiers at which the bottom held "tea sandwiches" of: egg salad with arugula; smoked salmon with lemon and cucumber; and roast beef with horseradish, lettuce and tomato. The middle layer had cookies, scones, house-made Smith Island cake, meringue filled with Chantilly cream. The top layer held the whipped cream, lemon curd and strawberry preserves to pair with the scones. As for the tea, I was surprised to see a selection of tea bags. Due to tea being offered to guests of the inn during the afternoon they cannot accommodate the use of loose tea and the pots that they are brewed in. There is a private room used for this Afternoon Tea vs where the guests are having tea and scones.