DescriptionA college town with many beautiful and architecturally significant older houses and buildings, Oxford derives much of its charm from the attractive campus of 17,720-student Miami University, founded in 1809. Paul Brown, Weeb Ewbank, Woody Hayes, Ara Parseghian, Bo Schembechler and other gridiron notables are a part of Miami's football history. Points of interest include outdoor sculpture, formal gardens, Kumler Chapel on the Western Campus, and University Art Museum . Guided tours of the campus are available through the Admissions Office; phone (513) 529-2531. Miami University information is available by phoning (513) 529-1809.
Other features of the town include red brick streets, a variety of locally owned shops, the 1870 Black Covered Bridge, Pioneer Farm & House Museum, golf and disc golf courses, Hueston Woods and hiking trails. Public ice-skating is offered at the Goggin Ice Center at 610 S. Oak St. Oxford's historic houses include the 1838 Lewis Place, traditional home of the Miami University presidents; the 1837 Simpson House, a guesthouse; the “Coffee Mill House”; and the home of Lorenzo Lorrain Langstroth, inventor of the revolutionary movable comb beehive.
Hueston Woods State Park, 5 miles north on SR 732, offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including hiking, biking and sailing; there also is a nature center; phone (513) 523-6347.
Visitor InfoOxford Visitors & Convention Bureau 14 W. Park Place Suite C OXFORD, OH 45056. Phone:(513)523-8687
Self-guiding toursThe Oxford Visitors & Convention Bureau offers brochures for self-guiding walking tours of the historic uptown area and the Miami University campus; both focus on the areas' historical buildings.
Things to SeeMiami University Art Museum