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  • lafayette county courthouse
    lafayette county courthouse
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  • the grove
    the grove
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  • lafayette county courthouse
    lafayette county courthouse
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Oxford Things to Do

  • bryant hall

    bryant hall was built in 1911 and is home to the university of mississippi's department of classics. inside of the hall there is a beautiful globe which is a must see when visiting the campus. bryant hall was once home to james meredith. during the 1962 oxford race riot meredith lived in bryant hall with a 24 hour armed guard.

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  • lafayette county courthouse

    the original lafayette county courthouse was built in 1840. in 1864 the original courthouse was burned by union general a. j. "whiskey" smith. the current courthouse was built in 1873. the new lafayette county courthouse was designed by s. bolling in the italianate-greek revival style. the lafayette county courthouse is listed on the national...

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  • the grove

    the grove is a park like area in the center of the university of mississippi campus. on football weekends over 25,000 football fans set up tailgating parties in the grove. at the university of mississippi tailgating is an art form. freshmen men and alumni wear coats and ties and the women wear cocktail dresses. tables are set up with linen table...

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  • vaught-hemingway stadium

    vaught-hemingway stadium was originally built in 1915 and is home to the ole miss rebels football team. the stadium has been recently expanded and now accomindates over 62,000 spectators. for SEC football fans a ole miss home game should not be missed. a word of warning for business travelers or those just passing through oxford in the fall. on...

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  • barnard observatory

    the barnard observatory was built in 1859 by chancellor f. a. p. barnard. the barnard building housed the university of mississippi departments of physics and astronomy from 1859 to 1939. from 1939 to 1971 barnard observatory was home to the chancellors of the university of mississippi. in 1992 the barnard building become home to the department of...

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  • ole miss confederate civil war memorial

    located on the east end of the grove is the university of mississippi confederate civil war memorial. the memorial is a standing soldier motif which is common in the south. what makes this memorial unique is that as far as i know it is the only confederate civil war memorial located on a university campus in the united states.

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  • lyceum

    the lyceum is the university of mississippi's adminstration building and the most reconizable building on campus. this beautufil greek revival building was built in 1846 and is the oldest building on campus. during the civil war the lyceum was used as a hospital for both confederate and union soldiers. today you can still see bullet holes on the...

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  • miss maud faulkner house

    the miss maude faulkner house was built for maud faulkner in 1932. maud faulkner was the mother of the nobel prize winning novelist william faulkner. the miss maud faulkner house is listed on the national register of historic places. not open to the public.

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  • the square

    courthouse square also known as the square is lined with restaurants, bars, and upscale clothing and antique stores. because of the university of mississippi downtown oxford has a vibrant nightlife. the square is a fun place to visit in downtown oxford.

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  • oxford city hall

    the oxford city hall is located on courthouse square across the street from the lafayette county courthouse. at the city hall you can get tourist information about the attractions of oxford. for those interested in architecture this beautiful brick neo-gothic building is worth a look when in downtown oxford.

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  • confederate civil war memorial

    the lafayette county confederate civil war memorial is located on the grounds of the lafayette county courthouse. the memorial has a standing soldier motiff which is common in the south.

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  • Ole Miss

    Came back for a short visit during the summer and can see more things without the hustle and bustle when the university is in session. Very good place to attend college and would recommend it to anyone.

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Oxford Hotels

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  • Hampton Inn Oxford, MS

    110 HERITAGE DR, Oxford, MS 38655

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • The 5 Twelve

    512 Van Buren Ave., Oxford, Mississippi, 38655, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Holiday Inn Exp Stes Oxford

    112 HERITAGE DRIVE, Oxford, MS 38655

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

Oxford Restaurants

  • very good restaurant

    Excellent restaurant on the square, right next to City Grocery. Great value in a contemporary setting. Will eat there again. The warm bread/olive oil is a tasty starter. Typical entrée starting around the $11.99 range. They have a back bar/lounge that you can enter from Faulkner’s alley, nice feature if you just want to duck in for a beer or get...

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  • The Best Catfish in the South

    This place looks like an abandoned grocery store from the outside, but step inside and you'll be transported to the most definitive Southern atmosphere anywhere. Even if the food weren't great, the atmosphere alone would be something you shouldn't miss.Unbelievably, this restaurant serves more than 1500 a week. (where on earth do they seat...

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  • Quaint and Classy

    I'm not sure what was better, the food or the atmosphere. Elegant, yet comfortable; quiet, yet bustling with relaxed activity. Contemporary Southern cuisine, with some French and Italian thrown in there. Delightful. The portions are what I'd consider to be "ladylike" (or "man on a serious diet"), but the quality made up for what was lacking in...

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Oxford Local Customs

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    by Small_World Written Jul 9, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Every restaurant or store I went in had a sign on the door asking patrons to turn off their cell phones.

    At first I thought the request was a bit too demanding, but I couldn't believe the difference it made in making my shopping/dining experience enjoyable. There was something about it that made me feel closer to people who were now more aware their surroundings instead of being in their own world on the cell.

    I loved it.

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