Oxford, Ohio, has small town charm as well as the vibrant energy that comes from 16,000 university students. Nestled in Southwest Ohio and home to Miami University, one of the oldest public institutions in the country, Oxford has numerous attractions.
Eat at a locally owned restaurant, shop in a boutique, take a hike on one of our many natural trails or attend a great sporting or cultural event taking place on Miami’s beautiful campus. There’s something here for the whole family to enjoy!
Founded in 1810, Oxford has a rich and growing history. Admire the restored Black covered bridge, visit the William Holmes McGuffey Museum or imagine training to assist with the Civil Rights Movement as you visit the Freedom Summer Memorial on Miami’s Western campus.
Oxford also hosts numerous festivals throughout the year. Eat delicious pancakes with fresh, local-made syrup at the Maple Syrup Festival held in March. Pedal, push or roll your way to glory at the largest Kinetics Festival in the Midwest hosted every year around the month of April. Explore fine wines from around the world and sample craft beer while admiring fine art made in Ohio, each May at the Oxford Wine Festival.
If you’re in town during the summer months, check out the Summer Music Concert Series held every Thursday evening in June, July and August for free jazz, blues, modern, rock ‘n roll and blue grass tunes.
During the school year be sure to attend a sporting event or a performing arts show on the picturesque campus, or simply stop by to observe why Miami University is the #1 public university in the nation, committed to educating undergraduates. See for yourself why Robert Frost described it as, “The most beautiful campus that ever there was.
If you’re wondering how to spend your time in Oxford, check out www.enjoyoxford.com for a compiled itinerary and full list of trip ideas designed to give you a quick taste of our beautiful city. There’s plenty of unique fun waiting to be discovered here and we hope you enjoy Oxford!