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Address: 730 East Beach Boulevard, Southern Miss Gulf Park campus, Long Beach, MS 39560
Phone Number: 228 865 4500
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Description: Over 500 years old, this oak tree is allegedly Mississippi's oldest and...
Over 500 years old, this oak tree is allegedly Mississippi's oldest and most beautiful tree.
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2 for 1 Photo op

Grab a friend and a selfie stick and it is a great 10 min photo op right along Hwy 90 in Long Beach! Gorgeous beach on one side of the highway and historic oaks on the other!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Grab a friend and a selfie stick and it is a great 10 min photo op right along Hwy 90 in Long Beach! Gorgeous beach on one side of the highway and historic oaks on the other!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you have the time and the friend, make a point to visit this classic beauty. The shade offers a lovely reprieve from the hot South Mississippi sun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We've been here a couple of times on visits to the coast. This is a fun place to stop while traveling along Beach Blvd.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This old tree has weather a lot and still remains. I enjoyed my visit. It's a must see if you are down on the Mississippi Gulf anyway. Very interesting history behind the tree. If it hadn't been so hot (heat index near 120), I would have stayed longer.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I was very impressed with the grounds of the college. The Friendship tree was very impressive!! Glad we stopped to see it.

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Gulfport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Turn right of Highway 90 and it's right there. The tree is a 500-year-old southern live oak. Before Hurricane Katrina there was a deck built up over some of the branches and around the almost 20 feet trunk. Wedding ceremonies were held on the platform and students studied there. It's right across from one of the most beautiful white sandy... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Must see if you are in the area. The history of this tree is astonishing, it's over 500 years old and has survived so much. It's size is astounding, it's just awe inspiring!

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Long Beach, Mississippi, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

my family loves to go here and just relax. before hurricane Katrina there was a gazebo built into the tree and we had pictures , now gone thanks to hurricane

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Sulphur Springs, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Neat tree... I can only imagine what it must've been like to sit under it and read during his time...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Our GPS got us lost a couple of miles away. The tree is located on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus and is about a block from the beach. It's just a very old huge oak tree but it's worth a stop and is a good photo op.

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