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Address: Oxford, MS
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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william faulkner's home

easy to find, adjacent to Old Miss campus; excellent presentation; student guides are personable and very knowledgeable; now I want to read a couple of his books

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

easy to find, adjacent to Old Miss campus; excellent presentation; student guides are personable and very knowledgeable; now I want to read a couple of his books

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Eastern Shore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

... and its about history. Rowan Oak isn't a homey plantation... and Faulkner wasn't a homey person. It's a beautiful location and the house is impressive, but in need of repairs, which is kind of puzzling since it appears to be owned by Ole Miss. And the interior seems to lack any personality of Faulkner The tour is self-guided, so... More 

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Walhalla, South Carolina, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

You don't even have to be a Faulkner fan, if you love old homes this is a must-see. It was great to walk around at our own pace and slowly take everything in. The grounds are very peaceful and inspiring. There's a lot to read about Faulkner, and you can even see his writing room where he wrote on the... More 

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Sag Harbor, Ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It felt like Robert Faulkner had just walked out the door. We were allowed to walk around and peek into almost every room.

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Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

A well preserved piece of American literary history, Rowan Oak is now owned by Ole Miss. Touring the beautiful grounds is free, and the house tour is a small admission price.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

As stated in the website, "home to William Faulkner and his family for over 40 years, Rowan Oak was originally built in 1844, and stands on over 29 acres of land just south of the Square in Oxford, MS." My wife and I visited on a damp, misty day in March...it was very eerie walking along the tall cedar-lined path... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A day visit to Oxford, MS, should include a quick stop by Faulkner's former home for a self-guided tour. A pity it was winter and the gardens weren't in bloom, but the furnished house is interesting and the family photos, mementos and descriptive placards make it an interesting place to visit.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I have wanted to visit Rowan Oak for years and years; finally today I made it! It was everything I hoped it would be. You could sense the "genteel poverty" Faulkner wrote about. There were the trappings of wealth amidst a place that I'm sure needed repair in Faulkner's time and still does, I loved the room with his outline... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We're so glad we stopped by William Faulkner's home early in the a.m., even though it wasn't officially open yet. He lived here with his wife and adopted children from 1930 to his death in 1962. The house, built in 1848, is a kind of a poor man's antebellum mansion in a beautiful wooded property adjacent to Ole Miss. If... More 

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Tupelo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

This is a unique opportunity to walk the grounds and tour the house of a literary legend. The tours are lead by knowledgable staff members who are more than happy to answer your questions. After your tour, head to the square to pick up some Faulker works and other local authors.

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