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Oxford, Mississippi, USA

Attractions in Oxford, Mississippi

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Brandt Memory House 662-915-5944
    406 University Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655
    Home of The University of Mississippi Foundation. Land given by James Stockard and John D. Martin became The University of Mississippi, which formally opened its doors... more info  map

  • Cedar Oaks 662-801-4590
    61 Murray Street, Oxford, MS 38655
    A Greek Revival home designed by William Turner. His sister, Molly Turner Orr, gathered a fire brigade to save the home in 1864, after being set aflame by occupying... more info  map

  • College Hill Presbyterian Church 662-234-5020
    339 County Road 102, Oxford, MS 38655
    The sanctuary is "the oldest Presbyterian structure in North Mississippi and the oldest church building of any denomination in the Oxford area." The pulpit, pews, and... more info  map

  • L.Q.C. Lamar House, The 662-513-6071
    616 North 14th Street, Oxford, MS 38655
    Built by Lucius and Virginia Lamar between 1869-70, this restored, Greek Revival home "retains its original appearance along with a few of its original furnishings." ... more info

  • Meek-Duvall House
    803 University Avenue, Oxford, MS 39655
    The first home of William Faulkner and his wife, Estelle. They rented a portion of this house in 1929, from Elma Meek, who named the first University's yearbook, "Ole... more info  map

  • Rowan Oak 662-234-3284
    916 Old Taylor Road, Oxford, MS 38655
    Situated on more than 29 acres just south of the Square in Oxford, Mississippi, the Greek Revival-style Rowan Oak was home to William Faulkner and his family for more... 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 Greek Revival-style Thompson-Chandler House is said to be the model for the Compson's home in William... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Lafayette County Courthouse
    Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Lafayette County Courthouse was built after the circa 1840 courthouse was burned during the Civil War by Union... more info  map

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

  • Walton-Young Historic House, The 662-915-7073
    Corner of University Avenue & 5th Street, Oxford, MS 38655
    Adjacent to the University Museum
    "A typical middle class home of the Victorian era," the Walton-Young Historic House is a registered Mississippi Landmark. more info

Libraries & Research Centers

  • J.D. Williams Library 662-915-5858
    University Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655
    The University of Mississippi
    The University of Mississippi Libraries includes the J.D. Williams Library, Science Library in the Thad Cochran Natural Products Center, and an Annex building housing... 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." Housed in the restored Burns Methodist Episcopal... more info

  • Southside Gallery 662-234-9090
    150 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655
    Located on the Square
    Established in in 1993, Southside Gallery is "a commercial gallery that continues to actively promote the arts through its monthly exhibition program, frequent artist... more info  map

  • University of Mississippi Museum, The 662-915-7073
    University Avenue & 5th Street, Oxford, MS 38655
    The University Museum is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The museum features a collection of "approximately 500 19th century... more info  map


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