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Hanging out with William Faulknar.

If you come to Oxford and you enjoy literature, then you need to visit Faulknar's house. It is very simple...not complex...just the basics of life. He concentrated on writing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you come to Oxford and you enjoy literature, then you need to visit Faulknar's house. It is very simple...not complex...just the basics of life. He concentrated on writing and the story...not what was around him. It was a learning experience..enjoyed it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The grounds are wonderfully kept and great for a walking tour. The history atmosphere around there is overwhelming. There is always someone around to answer any question you may have about the property. There in a uncanny since of calmness around. There is a fee to enter the house, but it's well worth it, otherwise walking around the grounds is... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great history of the author and area. Loved the muscadine arches. The grounds are beautiful. My grandfather delivered milk to him in the 50's. Scary stories I won't share. Not my favorite author, but great era facts for history buffs.

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Any literary buffs will appreciate this stop in Oxford. Make sure to take a meandering tour of the grounds!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great road trip with my sons had to include Rowan Oak. Entering the grounds, you are struck by the beauty and since of calm. The house itself is lovely, still furnished as the Faulkners lived in it. The tour would be superior if it was guided. There are students there to answer questions, so why not train them to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Enjoyed the hike through campus to the site. Very interesting historical site. Beautiful and worth the visit.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The grounds of the house are beautifully maintained, and the house is undergoing an extensive external renovation. rowan Oak is set in a nice neighborhood, the best way to get there is via bicycle through the nor on foot via the trail that starts at the University Museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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Additional Information about Rowan Oak

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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