Oxford History & Heritage

The history of Oxford, Ohio is rich with heritage. Not only does Oxford feature Miami University, but is also home to the William Holmes McGuffey Museum that exhibits materials relating to William Holmes McGuffey's life. Visitors can also look in to the history of Oxford, Ohio and Butler County at the Smith Library of Regional History, which features special collections chronicling Butler County's communities.

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Black Covered Bridge

5401 Corso Rd. Oxford OH 45056 Location: Oxford Phone: (513) 523-8005

The Black Covered Bridge spans Four Mile (Tallawanda) Creek and is the only covered bridge in Butler County remaining in its original location. Built in 1869, the bridge was originally known as the...[more]

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DeWitt Log House

4824 Trenton Oxford Rd. Oxford OH 45056 Location: Oxford Phone: (513) 523-8005

The log house of Zachariah Price DeWitt is the oldest remaining structure in Oxford Township. It is the last of the pioneer homesteads established along the Four-Mile Creek before Oxford Township,...[more]

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Hueston Woods State Park Pioneer Farm Museum

6924 Brown Rd. Oxford OH 45056 Location: Oxford Phone: (513) 523-8005

The Pioneer Farm Museum property has three buildings: the 1836 Doty Home, the former Oxford Township Trustees' Building (moved from East High Street in 2007), and an 1840s dairy barn moved from...[more]

Indian Creek Pioneer Church and Burial Ground

Indian Creek Pioneer Church and Burial Ground

3000 Indian Creek Road Reily Township OH 45056 Location: Oxford Phone: (513) 867-5835

The Indian Creek Pioneer Church and Burial Ground includes a cemetery, established in 1810 that served as final resting place for the area's earliest settlers and a brick meeting house, circa...[more]

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Karl E. Limper Geology Museum

501 E High St , Miami University , 126 Shideler Hall Oxford OH 45056 Location: Oxford Phone: (513) 529-3220

The Karl E. Limper Geology Museum holds a collection of specimens from around to help visitors appreciate basic geological concepts. Featuring a collection of minerals, meteors, and fossils, there is...[more]

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McGuffey House and Museum

401 E. Spring St. Oxford OH 45056 Location: Oxford Phone: (513) 529-8380

The McGuffey House and Museum honors William Holmes McGuffey, who compiled the McGuffey Eclectic Readers. McGuffey, a professor of Ancient Languages and Moral Philosophy at Miami University, and his...[more]

Miami University Freedom Summer Memorial Site

Miami University Freedom Summer 1964 Memorial

Western College Dr. , Western College Historic District , Miami University Oxford OH 45056 Location: Oxford Phone: (513) 529-1809

Located on Miami University's Historic Western Campus, this outdoor memorial commemorates civil rights workers who trained on the campus of The Western College for Women in preparation for...[more]

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Oxford Museum Association

6924 Brown Road Oxford OH 45056 Location: Oxford Phone: (513) 523-8005

The Oxford Museum Association is a non-profit organization committed to the conservation and demonstration of nineteenth and early-twentieth century agricultural life in southwest Ohio. We seek to...[more]

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Robert A. Hefner Museum of Natural History

501 E High St , Miami University , 100 Upham Hall Oxford OH 45056 Location: Oxford Phone: (513) 529-4617

The Robert A. Hefner Museum of Natural History features a variety of exhibits, collections and specimens from around the world. Their mission is to teach visitors of all ages about animal...[more]

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Smith Library of Regional History

441 S. Locust St. Oxford OH 45056 Location: Oxford Phone: (513) 523-3035

Named for the family who gave it to the Lane Public Libraries, the Smith History Library collects, preserves, and disseminates information on the history of southwestern Ohio. Special collections...[more]