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Address: Oxford, MS
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Faulkner fans take note!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
eeplebneesta
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Dallas texas
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Dallas texas
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155 reviews 155 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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

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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65 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

... 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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55 reviews 55 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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