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Oxford, Mississippi, USA

Attractions in Oxford, Mississippi

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Ammadale
    634 North Lamar Street, Oxford, MS 38655
    Designed by well-known architect Calvert Vaux, this house is situated in seven acres and was the model for the Benbow house in William Faulkner’s Sartoris, as well as... more info  map

  • Cedar Oaks 662-234-1532
    601 Murray Drive, Oxford, MS 38655
    Designed by William Turner, this Greek Revival home was a headquarters for General McPherson during Grant�s occupation of Oxford in 1862. Molly Turner Orr gathered... more info  map

  • College Hill Presbyterian Church 662-234-5020
    College Hill Road, Oxford, MS 38655
    Built using slave labor, this church is the oldest in the county. In 1862, the Union army of General Sherman invaded the community and used the church for living... more info  map

  • Duvall House, The
    803 University Avenue, Oxford, MS 39655
    This house was the first home of William Faulkner and his bride Estelle Oldham Franklin. They rented a portion of the house from Miss Elma Meek in 1929. It was here... more info  map

  • Faulkner's Childhood Home 662-232-1047
    Lincoln Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655
    From 1902 until 1906, this small, antebellum cottage was the home of the Faulkner family. The three boys used to play on the front lawn and on the large porch. The... more info  map

  • Memory House
    406 University Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655
    Located at the University Foundation
    Built in 1837, this house was the home of John Faulkner. It was here that John wrote Men Working, Dollar Cotton and My Brother Bill, a tribute to William Faulkner. more info  map

  • Rowan Oak 662-234-3284
    Old Taylor Road, Oxford, MS 38655
    Situated on over 29 acres just south of the Square in Oxford, Mississippi, Rowan Oak was home to William Faulkner and his family for more than 40 years. Rowan Oak is... more info  map

  • Thompson-Chandler House
    923 South 13th Street, Oxford, MS 38655
    Built by John Martin, one of the three founders of Oxford; the Thompson-Chandler House is said to be the model for the Compson home in William Faulkner's The Sound and... more info  map

  • University Post Office 662-234-1316
    Pierce Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655
    Built in 1908, this Faser Hall houses the University Post Office. This was the location where William Faulkner worked as a postmaster. He spent most of his time... more info  map

  • Wright Purser Howry Home
    824 University Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655
    One of the oldest homes in the county, this house was begun in 1837, but not finished until after the Civil War. Most of the trees surrounding the home were chopped down... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Lafayette County Courthouse 662-234-4951
    Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655
    This building is regarded as the centerpiece of the county. The courthouse, which is a National Historic Landmark, was immortalized by William Faulkner in his piece... more info  map

  • St. Peter's Cemetery
    Jefferson Avenue and North 16th Street, Oxford, MS 38655
    St. Peter's is the final resting place for novelist William Faulkner, L.Q.C. Lamar, a former U.S. Congressman, Secretary of the Interior under President Cleveland and... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • J.D. Williams Library 662-915-5858
    University Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655
    on the campus of the University of Mississippi
    This special collection library features William Faulker books and manuscripts, his Nobel Prize and his medals and awards. There are also Civil War and Mississippi... more info  map

  • Ole Miss Blues Archives 662-915-7753
    University of Mississippi
    These archives house the world's most extensive collection of blues recordings and related material. more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center 662-281-9963
    710 East Jackson Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655
    "Professionally-designed exhibits present an overview of African American history from slavery through Civil Rights." more info

  • University Museums 662-915-7073
    University of Mississippi
    The intriguing museums at the University are known for featuring Greek and Roman antiques, 19th Century scientific instruments, the Theora Hamblett collection, a growing... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Avent Park
    Bramlett Boulevard, Oxford, MS 38655
    Avent Park is home to a communtiy-built playground. The park also offers lighted tennis courts, a walking trail, baseball field, frisbee golf course, and a pavilion... more info  map


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