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Rowan Oak

Oxford, MS
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Jayess, Mississippi
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were just spending the day in Oxford and decided to visit since it was so close to town. I'm so glad we did. It's free to visit. No crowds. Conveniently located. We took the $5 tour of the inside of the house, but I would go even if it was just to drop in and see the outside.

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Carbondale, Illinois, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A pleasant surprise! This $5 self-guided tour gives visitors a look back in time as well as revealing the personality of one of America's greatest writers. The staff was friendly and helpful, but the parking is limited.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The former home of Nobel prize winning author William Faulkner, this estate is well worth a visit. It is in an idyllic setting in Oxford, Mississippi and when you visit you will be enthralled by a colorful tour of the premises. Don't miss it.

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Hard to find...No signage but that is part of the Faulkner deal.A small fee with knowledgeable guides.One patron took up the news articles the entire time we were there.Rainy and muddy this day but kind of romantic and moody which was nice.Fast visit,a small home but interesting.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

As a fan of Faulkner, I have anticipating seeing Rowan Oak for awhile. Did not disappoint. Especially liked hearing the commentary from the docents. Gorgeous setting in the woods. Take the 0.5 mile hike up!

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birmingham, alabama
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We drove from Birmingham and spent the night at the 512. It is a delightful trip. The town is very clean and campus of ole Miss is beautiful, I did not go there but wish I had.

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Faulkner's beloved Rowan Oak was just as I had imagined it to be...a large but comfortable home secluded from nosy neighbors by a dense natural growth Southern forest. The storied life of this preeminent Southern author is preserved within these walls. The tour was informative and enlightening, but Faulkner's spirit and sensibilities could best be found during a quiet stroll... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Love love this place. Already was enjoying Oxford but Rowan Oak was the icing on the cake. Very well maintained...walking the path to the house was like stepping into another world. A total delight.

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The grounds surrounding the home are beautiful and you are free to roam them. There is an admission to tour the home, which I highly recommend.

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Charlotte, NC
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The large rambling house built in the 1840s is a unique look at Southern life before the Civil War. It probably took someone like William Faulkner to appreciate it's value as it was and not make dynamic changes to the structure. The gardens are especially pretty! Lovely place to spend a quiet hour and learn about one of our greatest... More

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