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Rowan Oak

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

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A must see on the Faulkner pilgrimage

My husband, also a southern author and historian, had to visit the homeplace of one of his favorite authors. We did not take a tour of the home, but walked around the grounds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

My husband, also a southern author and historian, had to visit the homeplace of one of his favorite authors. We did not take a tour of the home, but walked around the grounds. Its very accessible for self guided walks. Beautiful historical site

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We drove out to William Faulkner's homestead after enjoying lunch on the square (don't miss the excellent photo opp w/Faulkner's statue there!). Walking up to the house is very private and definitely like walking back in time. Faulkner didn't have a TV or air conditioning (he even argued with his teenage daughter over having a radio in her room!), so... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Although I have lived in Oxford for 6 years, I just never made time to go here. I had heard nice things and I appreciate Faulkner as much as the next person, but it just wasn't the top of my to-do list. I finally made the trip when a friend was visiting from out of town. Oh what I had... More 

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memphis,tn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

To really get a feel for Oxford, stop here first. Spend some time and then move on to other attractions.

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Take a moment of your time to travel back into an era of history of one of the great authors, William Faulkner, in Oxford, MS. The secluded grounds found within the city of Oxford offers a tranquil setting in the midst of modern day life. My hat goes off to the University of Mississippi who is diligently working to restore... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My wife and I loved wandering the grounds in the early morning taking pics of just about everything prior to the 10am opening of Faulkner's home, Rowen Oaks. The docents were helpful and to observe each room preserved as if it were yesterday was remarkable .

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Clarksdale, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I attended Ole Miss in the 70's and 80's, enjoying the occasional frisbee outing on Rowan Oak's grounds! Today, I try to stop by a few times a year to wander the grounds, listen to the birds, and simply imagine what was! I always feel refreshed, inspired and thankful after a visit to Rowan Oak--the Old South, quietly and circumspectly... More 

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Dallas texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I'm not a big William Faulkner fan, but still feel like this was worth seeing. Not much parking available. $5 seemed to be reasonable to see the inside of the house (children are free). The grounds are quite beautiful (no charge to wander)-recommend going in the cooler times of the year.

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Mount Vernon, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Peaceful, remote-feeling, home at the end of a corridor of cypress. Bill, the curator of the home that Faulkner lived in until the end of his life, was always available for comment and information, and the setting - rooms, furniture, book cases, portraits on the wall, a huge display book about related material, and outbuildings that can be explore -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

While in Oxford one day for lunch and some shopping. A very nice lady in the book store suggested I visit. It was easy to find just minutes from the Oxford square (circle). Students were there if I had a question but did not hover, allowing me all the time I needed to read, and soak everything in. I am... More 

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Additional Information about Rowan Oak

Address: Address: Oxford, MS
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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