October 14, 2023
Oxford, MS

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Things to enjoy during your time in Oxford!

Historic Downtown Square

The square is home to a variety of shops and elegant boutiques including the south’s oldest department store. Around the bend, you will find one of the nation’s most renowned independent bookstores and an art gallery featuring a variety of art forms and monthly showings. Extraordinary cuisine is also abundant around the Historic Downtown Square. From down-home southern cooking to elegant haute cuisine, there is something to satisfy everyone’s appetite.

Rowan Oak - Home of William Faulkner

916 Old Taylor Road, Oxford, MS 38655

Visit the home of William Faulkner! Take a tour inside the house or stroll around the beautiful property. Rowan Oak is located just south of the historic downtown square in Oxford, Mississippi. The house is open to visitors year-round, with the exception of major holidays, and hours may vary by season. The grounds and surrounding property are open daily from dawn until dusk. No photo shoots of any kind are permitted during operating hours. Rowan Oak is open to the public. Hours are Tuesday–Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

University Museum

South 5th Street, Oxford, MS 38655

Located on the main campus of the University of Mississippi, the museum is home to several impressive, permanent collections including the Robinson collection of Greek and Roman antiquities, the Millington-Barnard Collection of 19th century scientific instruments, the personal collections of Mary Buie & Kate Skipwith, and an extensive collection of the work of Theora Hamblett, a native Oxonian folk artist. Hours: 10am-4pm Tuesday- Saturday Admission is free

St. Peter's Cemetery

Corner of Jefferson Ave. and North 16th St., Oxford, MS 38655

One can find the final resting place of William Faulkner marked by pennies and Whiskey Bottles

Square Books

160 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655

Pick up some signed editions at nationally renowned bookstore Square Books.

Walk Of Champions

Walk Of Champions, Oxford, MS 38677

The avid sports fan can't miss a chance to take a lap down the Walk of Champions in The Grove.

Oxford Treehouse Gallery

328 County Road 418, Oxford, MS 38655

The Oxford Treehouse Gallery represents 30+ regional artists who work in various mediums including ceramics, painting, sculptures, metal work, jewelry, block-printing and weaving. Gallery Hours are Thursday-Saturday 12pm-6pm

Civil Rights Monument

University Circle, University, MS 38677

In 1962, James Meredith integrated the University of Mississippi when he entered the campus as the first African American student. The events surrounding the integration of Ole Miss are counted among some of the most important events during the Civil Rights struggle. In 2006, the University of Mississippi unveiled this Civil Rights Memorial with a statue honoring James Meredith and those who fought to give all citizens equal educational opportunities in the South. Visitors can view the monument on the Ole Miss campus, located behind the Lyceum.

Big Bad Breakfast

719 North Lamar Boulevard, Oxford, MS 38655

South Depot Taco Shop

1004 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655

City Grocery

152 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655

Proud Larry's

211 South Lamar Boulevard, Oxford, MS 38655


502 S. Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655

A lot of restaurants boast world famous menu items, but it’s not only restaurants that offer must-try dishes. And if you need proof, just head to 4 Corners Chevron in Oxford, where you’ll find the “world’s most famous chicken-on-a-stick.”

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