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Rowan Oak

Oxford, MS
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
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Central Florida, Florida
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137 reviews 137 reviews
39 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Everything in the house is authentic, including the books in the book shelves. I even used William Faulkner's actual bathroom. This is a fascinating look at one of America's most famous authors. You can look at each room from the doorway and the handout gives you a description of the room and how it was used The entrance fee was... More

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Oxford, Mississippi
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Though born and raised in Oxford I still learn something curious when I take a visitor to Rowan Oak. It's a beautiful setting in the middle of town and the University. Take time to walk the grounds and take the trail between the home and the University through the Bailey's Woods. The home is a simple traditional North Mississippi structure... More

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London, England
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190 reviews 190 reviews
38 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have long been a fan of William Faulkner's novels so it was a real pleasure to visit the house where he lived. Unfortunately, the day we arrived was wet and over cast and as the house is surrounded by oak trees and creepers the exterior was gloomy. Inside, however, we were greeted by a friendly and knowledgeable curator who... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Despite the house being smack in the middle of it all, it was a little difficult to find. Even with GPS. But worth the effort. Its a lovely old home, and the rooms have been left as close to when Faulkner lived there as possible. There is no fee, unless you want the guided tour, and that is only $5.... More

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Lima, Peru
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155 reviews 155 reviews
52 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Interesting stop in Oxford, MS. The house isn't very big and it seems to be staffed by Ole Miss students. The tour is self guided and interesting. The house was kept up well and you can walk around the grounds of the home as well. We were there about an hour walking around.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My son who is a sophomore in college made this trip with me & we were excited to learn more about this author. The house is located in town but is very secluded by the trees around it. We enjoyed walking over the grounds & we took a short hike on one of the trails in the surrounding woods. The... More

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Abbeville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Faulkner's house and grounds -- a must see. I learned so much more than I knew about Faulkner. The rooms are all just as if he still lived there. So much history. The student who worked there filled us in on so many interesting tidbits.

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We were just going to see Rowan Oak, but arrived early and so we ventured onto the Ole Miss campus and the town square which has some cool little shops and restaurants. Beautiful area and it was a game weekend so the area was bustling! Rowan Oak itself is interesting to see, so close to everything and so peaceful. I... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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531 reviews 531 reviews
204 attraction reviews
355 helpful votes 355 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

There are many fascinating things to learn while visiting Rowan Oak, Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Faulkner's home in Oxford, Mississippi. Perhaps the most fascinating of all is to read the passages from Faulkner's novel, Absalom, Absalom, that he wrote on the wallpaper next to the wall telephone in the kitchen. Or the outline of his novel A Fable, penciled in... More

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Keller, Texas, United States
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Beautiful seeking in Oxford,Ms. It was interesting to see the home that was Wm. Faulkner's . I have read several of his novels and a book on his life. Cozy and you can almost feel His presence there. Home must have been miserable in the hot and humid summers. The rooms have been left as they were when he lived... More

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