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Things To Do in Oxford

Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists, and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels. There is truly something for everyone and every age in Oxford – we love it here and we know you will too!

The Square

Located in the heart of Oxford, this is a must visit location! Filled with shops, boutiques, restaurants, museums, and art galleries. Also home to the South’s oldest department store, Nielson’s, which opened in 1839. The historic Oxford Courthouse is in the center of the square. Be sure to get your picture by the red phone booth! Oxford was named after Oxford, England, so it is only fitting to have the phone booth and the iconic red double decker bus.

Rowan Oak

The home of William Faulkner is available for tours. Rowan Oak was William Faulkner’s private world, in reality and imagination, and served as inspiration for much of his work for more than 40 years. The modified Greek Revival home sits on 29 heavily wooded acres just south of the historic Oxford Square. The property and grounds are open to the public year-round, from dawn until dusk, including the Bailey Woods Trail, which connects the historic property to the University of Mississippi Museum. Check the website for hours and ticket prices.

University of Mississippi

Take a drive or stroll through this magnificent campus! There’s a reason why Ole Miss is consistently ranked a top college town – famous for it’s tailgating experience at the Grove. Ole Miss is a campus of living history with nearly 50 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Campus has been named “Most Beautiful” by USA Today, Newsweek, and The Princeton Review.

Vaught-Hemingway Stadium

On the southeast side of the University of Mississippi campus stands historic Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, a landmark of Ole Miss tradition and an anchor for the strong future of Rebel Football. The stadium has received several upgrades in the last few years and most recently debuted a significant expansion in 2016 that increased the capacity to 64,038, making Vaught-Hemingway the largest stadium in the state of Mississippi.

Nature / Hiking

Lamar Park, Thacker Mountain Rail Trail, and Bailey Woods Trail

Midtown Farmers Market and Oxford City Farmers Market

Check the websites for dates and times:

Sardis Lake

Known for the bluest water in Mississippi – boat rentals available


– LaRousse Salon

– Live Well Theraputic Massage

– Jen’s Massage Therapy

– Healing Hands Theraputic Massage

Best Photo Op’s:

– Rowan Oak (Home of William Faulkner)

– The Grove

– The Oxford Square

* Disclaimer: Please check with each individual business to verify business hours, locations, and costs.