Exploring the Politics of Slavery, Secession and Reunion

616 North 14th Street

Oxford, Mississippi

Hours: Fri.-Sun. 1-4pm
Free Admission

Hours may change seasonally
The house is also open by
appointment for group tours.

Congressman Lamar

“My Countrymen! Know one another, and you will love one another!”
–Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, April 27, 1874, United States House of Representatives

Life of L. Q. C. Lamar

By any measure, Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar was Mississippi’s most important statesman of the 19th century and certainly one of the state’s most distinguished statesmen into the present. The National Park Service recognized the influential role Lamar played during a critical period of U.S. history by declaring his house a National Historic Landmark in 1975. What makes this Southern statesman stand out from other Southerners influential during the Civil War era was the extent of his involvement in national affairs both before and after the war.



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