Welcome to Cedar Oaks!
Built in 1859 by William Turner as his personal residence, Cedar Oaks is a Greek revival structure that has survived a tumultuous past. Molly Turner Orr, the builder’s sister, organized a fire brigade to save the house in 1864 after it was set aflame by occupying Union troops. Nearly a century later, Mary Alice Tate rallied Oxford’s women’s clubs to save it from commercial development and move it 2.2 miles to its current location. It was named Cedar Oaks because of the stately cedars and oak trees on its new site that was donated by T. E. Avent in honor of his wife. Presently, Cedar Oaks is maintained by the Historic Sites Commission and supported by Cedar Oaks Guild. It is available by reservation for private events.
Special Events
Save the date! Sunday, December 3rd, 3:00 - 6:00pm: Bicentennial Cookiepalooza!
Music, crafts, Santa, photo booth, Cedar Oaks Christmas punch and cookies, cookies, cookies! This is our 5th annual Cookiepalooza, and in honor of
the Bicentennial year, we're going all out! There will be special activities in each room for children and adults.
Plan now to join us for a 19th century Christmas at one of Oxford's historical treasures!


601 Murray St, Oxford, Mississippi 38655
Open Fridays from 11am-4pm and Sundays 1pm-4pm
Other tours by appointment
Tours & Rentals: 662-801-4590
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