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Address: 916 Old Taylor Rd, 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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A visit to Bill's place.

A must visit if in Oxford. The house is not spectacular but is realistic of when Faulkner lived there. Even though it is billed as self guided tour I have found the host will give... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael F
McComb, Mississippi
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McComb, Mississippi
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit if in Oxford. The house is not spectacular but is realistic of when Faulkner lived there. Even though it is billed as self guided tour I have found the host will give as much of a tour as you want. They all have been great and very informaning. Ask for directions to his grave so you can... More 

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Central Hungary, Hungary
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I very much enjoyed my visit to Rowen Oak. It give one a better picture of Faulkner's work and personality. One of the interesting items is a 4-Roses bottle with the description that he was know to be a "binge drinker".

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Palm Springs, California
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335 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Faulkner fan or not, this house is a must see. You can picture the man sitting here in this beautiful property creating some of the greatest literature in the English language. It is a really nice tour and worth the time.

Thank Constant_traveller45
Griffin, Georgia
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45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Love to visit William Faulkner's home, where you can see things left just as he left them, as well as memorabilia from his writing.

Thank stratton890
Memphis, Tennessee
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288 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

You won't be overwhelmed with grandeur but place is interesting and home of a Nobel prize winning author. The tour is self guided and the five dollar fee is very reasonable. Worth spending an hour of your time.

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Auburn, CA
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Other reviews here tell the story accurately. This is a great American stop good for 1-2 hours and a must when you visit Mississippi. We were fortunate enough to talk to the curator of Rowan Oak who was a very knowledgeable and affable person. Tours were not offered when we came to this quiet place, but he overheard us talking... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

A fun and beautiful afternoon! Loved the out buildings and the grounds, too! Great photo Ops! Don't miss it!

Thank pollyrascal
Brandon, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

See the house, there are tours at certain times. Faulkner wrote on the walls. The grounds are beautiful, with wonderful walking trails. There are beautiful houses and shady streets nearby that are good for walking. Try South 11th.

Thank 60ssw
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197 reviews
54 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We visited Rowan Oak while staying in Oxford for one night. We got there shortly before closing on a Thursday night. The cost was only $5 per person and they let our two children in for free. It was a self guided tour but there were two university students there to answer questions. It was nice to see the historic... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

If you like Faulkner this is a must. Parking is a little confusing but you can figure it out. You park on the dirt road and walk just a ways to the house. Nice grounds. Worth the trip. $5.00

Thank Linda K

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