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See The Historic Oxford Courthouse, located in the heart of the city, which was burned down by federal troops in 1864. Visitors are allowed to browse the building on their own.


Visit the Rowan Oak, on Old Taylor Road, home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner.


Check out the art exhibits from the Southside Gallery, situated on Courthouse Square.


Explore the University Museum, at 5th & University Avenue, where you can see Greek and Roman antiques, 19th Century scientific instruments and other temporary exhibits.


See the Barnard Observatory, located on Ole Miss’ campus, where you can see the world’s largest telescope.


Sports & outdoor events

The Annual Mississippi Blues Marathon & Half Marathon, which takes place in Jackson, located approximately 3 hours from Oxford, by car, is considered to be among the most popular annual road races in the state of Mississippi.


In January, 2010, the event has marked its 2nd annual edition, and it took hundreds of enthusiastic runners through the city streets of Jackson, including the surrounding towns and neighborhoods, the race starting and finishing in the city’s historic Fondren district.


In the inaugural race, which was in 2008, more than 1400 runners from 41 states participated, in January 2009, the registration having been limited to 3000. The 2011 Blues Marathon will be held on January 8, and it promises to be as entertaining and as challenging as in the past few years!



There are numerous fun and entertaining events, happening throughout the year in Oxford, MS, and some of the most popular and favorite ones are listed below. Check it out!


February: Oxford Film Festival

April: Double Decker Festival.

May: Mid-town Farmer’s Market (May through September).

July: Annual 4th f July Parade and Fireworks.

Juke Joint Festival & Related Events: `Half blues festival, half small-town fair and all about the Delta` event held each April in historic Clarksdale, Mississippi.



To get an idea about what Oxford’s shopping scene has to offer, check out the list below, which contains some of the most popular shopping spots in the city!


Oxford Mall: 1111 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford, MS.

Neilson’s Department Store: 119 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS.

Sears: 707 North Lamar Boulevard, Oxford, MS.

Peas & Carrots: 1906 University Avenue, Oxford, MS.

Vincent Boot & Shoes: 2008 University Avenue, Oxford, MS.

Kinnucans LLC: 2317 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford, MS.

Chique: 116 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS.

Belk: 2319 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford, MS.

Payless Shoe Source: 2202 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford, MS.


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