Oxford, MS

From the thriving food and arts scene to the idyllic town square, come and see why ESPN called Oxford “America’s Best College Town.”

 Friends enjoy a Spring afternoon relaxing on a balcony overlooking the Square.

“The boy didn’t know where he and his family were, other than one name: Mississippi.”

Larry Brown

Oxford is a place of great richness.

A place with music, art, food, and culture that all reflect the heart and soul of the land. Oxford has seen many changes over the years, but still retains the essence of its past with a vibrant and diverse community that draws visitors from near and far.

The sun sets over the Oxford Square in the evening.

The residents of Oxford take great pride in upholding their reputation for warmth, hospitality, and generosity of spirit. They are the beating heart of this charming  town, a community that embraces its past while welcoming the future with open arms.


Greetings from Oxford

Musicians perform on the main stage during an evening performance at the Double Decker Arts Festival while a large crowd looks on.


The Oxford music scene starts with the spirit of the blues that is ingrained in the soil. From the haunting melodies of old bluesmen to the electrifying energy of modern performers, the music of Oxford is a  testament to the soulful spirit of the South.

Music and the Arts
A university museum gallery depicting the paintings of Glen Ray Tutor.

The Arts

Art is a prevalent feature of Oxford with its galleries, museums, and public art showcasing some of the most talented artists in the country. The University of Mississippi Museum is a treasure with exhibits that highlight the rich history of the region and a nationally renowned antiquities collection, while the Powerhouse Community Arts Center is a hub of creativity, with workshops and performances that inspire and engage.

Music and the Arts
Ole Miss students take enjoy fine dining on the Square at City Grocery.


From the mouth-watering aromas of classic Southern fare to the innovative dishes by James Beard Award-winning chefs, the food of Oxford reflects the region's diverse culinary traditions. The food is just one aspect of Oxford’s distinctive culture, marked by a rich tapestry of history, tradition, and innovation that defines the town's character and its characters.

Food and Culture
Ole Miss students and Oxford citizens attend a book signing and lecture at Off Square Books.


From the iconic landmarks and cozy environs of the Oxford Square to the majestic beauty of Rowan Oak, the home of Nobel laureate William Faulkner, the culture of Oxford makes people feel comfortable while also striving for what’s next.

Food and Culture