The L.Q.C. Lamar House was declared a National Historic Landmark for Lamar’s involvement in national political affairs after the end of the Civil War. Its meticulous restoration revealed a handsome, though modest Greek Revival structure. In the 1870s, it was home to Lucius Lamar while he reflected on Confederate defeat and resolved to work for reconciliation between North and South. As Oxford, Mississippi rose from the ashes, Lamar prepared to become a statesman in this house. Later, the house was Senator Lamar’s retreat from the demands of his career in Washington, D.C. Today the house’s professionally designed exhibits tell the compelling story of this Civil War-era politician against the backdrop of those turbulent times.
Oxford, MS 38655
(Parking is available on North 16th Street, across from St. Peter's Cemetery)
House can be toured by advance appointment.