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Address: 916 Old Taylor Rd, Oxford, MS
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For Historical Buffs and Literary "Nerds"

Faulkner's place is cool. The town of Oxford is cute (though super rednecky and also bizarre in other ways), but it is Faulkner's place that is worth the drive. A sprawling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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99 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Faulkner's place is cool. The town of Oxford is cute (though super rednecky and also bizarre in other ways), but it is Faulkner's place that is worth the drive. A sprawling grounds that is free, and a "small" but neat house that is filled with little tidbits about his life and writing. It is truly a beautiful little artifact in... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I bring friends and family to the grounds, they love it and its rich history. I am not fond of the author but rather the culture surrounding it.

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Thank scgoodgame
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did not go inside the house but I did walk the grounds and see the outbuildings. This is a step back in time, although situated in the middle of Oxford, it is still really secluded amongst cedar trees and Rowan trees even if I didn't know what they look like. There is also a walking/nature trail. Parking is kind... More 

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Milwaukee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large but not spectacular house filled with Faulkner family furniture, decorations, and memorabilia, with informational signs about them and their connection to his works. The brochure you get also includes the grounds on which are situated the servants' quarters, old barns, small gardens, and woods, and which are appropriately grand. Path to Ole Miss is pretty short and nice to... More 

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Weimar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We visited Rowan Oak because it was built by my husband's great, great, great grandfather and are very thankful to William Faulkner for saving it from the wrecking ball as well as being thankful to the University of Mississippi staff for taking such wonderful care of it. We weren't sure whether we could get information about the house itself but... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I listened to an audiobook of Faulkner's "The Hamlet" on a drive to Oxford, MS. Naturally, I wanted to visit 2 places when I finally got there: Faulkner's grave and his home, Rowan Oak. Both were solitary and peaceful experiences for me. The home is in a beautiful neighborhood not far from the central square in town. It's a large... More 

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Huntingtown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We were greeted by the curator as soon as we stepped inside the home who was somewhat quirky but very knowledgable about all of Rowan Oak. He welcomed any and every question our group had. The home is well preserved and contains a lot of original furnishings and mementos and artifacts to provide a true glimpse into Faulkners life at... More 

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McComb, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

A must visit if in Oxford. The house is not spectacular but is realistic of when Faulkner lived there. Even though it is billed as self guided tour I have found the host will give as much of a tour as you want. They all have been great and very informaning. Ask for directions to his grave so you can... More 

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Central Hungary, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I very much enjoyed my visit to Rowen Oak. It give one a better picture of Faulkner's work and personality. One of the interesting items is a 4-Roses bottle with the description that he was know to be a "binge drinker".

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Faulkner fan or not, this house is a must see. You can picture the man sitting here in this beautiful property creating some of the greatest literature in the English language. It is a really nice tour and worth the time.

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