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Area code(s): 662
Zip Code(s): 38655
While Oxford has no luxury hotels, a boutique hotel is planned to be located just off the Square behind city hall. It will feature a Viking Culinary Arts Institute, spa, and fine dining. Until it is built, the closest you will get to luxury is to stay at a bed and breakfast. Oxford has a large number of hotel rooms for a town of its size. However, if you are coming for a game weekend, nearly all the rooms are presold as a package deal for the season. Occasional rooms do open up though, but chances More...
Pubs & Bars
One favorite watering hole is the Burgundy Room, which has a great balcony overlooking the Square. You can access it by a staircase between Old Venice and the Southside Gallery. The City Grocery Bar is located a few doors down above its namesake restaurant. It also has a great balcony, but the Burgundy Room is more popular with younger preppy college students, while the twenty-something and older crowd tends to prefer "The Grocery." The Downtown Grill also has a great More...
For a town of only 15,000 (25,000 when school is in session), Oxford is blessed with a wide variety of dining choices. Home to the Southern Foodways Alliance , Oxford has evolved into a "mecca....which draws professional food scholars as well as amateur eaters" according to Food & Wine writer, Pete Wells. City Grocery, The Downtown Grill, 208, and L&M's Salumeria are highly recommended for upscale fine dining. For more casual fare, you can't go More...
• The Historic Oxford Courthouse - Located in the heart of the city, the Square. Burned by federal troops in 1864, it was rebuilt after the war and is scheduled to undergo an extensive restoration. Visitors are allowed to browse the building on their own. The courtroom upstairs is a step back in time. Lafayette Courthouse
• Rowan Oak, Old Taylor Road, 662-234-3284. The home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. This historic home and grounds located just More...
• Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, 100 University Ave, (662) 915-2787. A new performing arts center featuring a range of performances from classical and popular artists, noted speakers, and theatrical performances. The finest performing arts center in Mississippi and one of the best in the South and on any college campus. A large sculpture out front is a must see for lovers of art. The grounds also include a memorial rose garden and a smaller sculpture.
Oxford is an historic, picturesque town in North Central Mississippi. With its scenic town square, acclaimed restaurants, unique boutiques, oak-shaded neighborhoods, and friendly people, Oxford is the model Southern town. Named for its famous cousin Oxford, England, in hopes of attracting a university, the town attracted in 1848 the University of Mississippi, which dominates life here today.
Oxford is the home of the University of Mississippi, affectionately known as "Ole More...
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