About The Oxford Custom House
Oxford’s rich history isn’t just military, agricultural, and maritime — it’s also financial. When the new United States of America created the Customs Service to collect tariffs in 1789, its first director was Oxford’s Jeremiah Banning, a merchant seaman and colonel in the Revolutionary War. Built in 1976, this modest structure is an exact replica of the first Federal Custom House. Open Saturday and Sunday afternoons, April through autumn.