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Address: 730 East Beach Boulevard, Southern Miss Gulf Park campus, Long Beach, MS 39560
Phone Number: +1 228-865-4500
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Over 500 years old, this oak tree is allegedly Mississippi's oldest and...

Over 500 years old, this oak tree is allegedly Mississippi's oldest and most beautiful tree.

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What a breathtaking site to see this 500+ year old tree that has withstood many storms. It is sort of mystical

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 14, 2016
easton H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

What a breathtaking site to see this 500+ year old tree that has withstood many storms. It is sort of mystical

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Thank easton H
Long Beach, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is a wonderful piece of history, located on the campus of Southern Miss. gulf coast campus. The brass plaque is heart warming when visited with a friend or love one. Sadly nature caused one of the major limbs to break away from the tree's trunk. Still by far a good place to visit and photo opportunity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

The tree is amazing! My brother got married under this tree years ago. Only warning is to watch out for fire ants.

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Thank docpunslinger
Springfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

This is an easy spot right off of the Beach Hwy 90 as you come in from Gulfport. This 300+ year old tree is amazing and is located where you can take time to look and enjoy it on the campus of Southern Mississippi University. Visit the University Library while you are there.

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Red Wing, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Very glad to see this tree survived. It has such history behind it...plus its over 500 years old! Quick little stop...but definitely a must see!

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Thank Lisa B
Long Beach, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

I love this tree, I have taken many pictures here of my children and me, I like the way the university has grown since Hurricane Katrina . Wonderful place to walk and relax and of course it is right across from the Beach!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

A lady at the Busted Wrench Garage Museum recommended a visit to the Friendship Oak. We are so glad she did. This is a must see if you are in the area. It is on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. The tree is over 500 years old; crown spread is 155 feet; trunk diameter is 6 feet... More 

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Thank Deborah W
Biloxi, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

The huge branches of this work from God's hands reach out to welcome you! There's a feeling of peace around this place, and knowing that this tree has survived two vicious hurricanes just adds to the awe of its appearance!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

Oldest tree I have ever seen, and neat how parts of it are covered by the ground. It is huge and worth seeing how broad it is, and imagining all the things it has seen and was part of over its life.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016

If you are traveling along the coast and find yourself west of Gulfport, you should stop at the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Campus for a few minutes. This tree is amazing and the history is fascinating. Think about all the buildings and trees that were destroyed during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, this tree survived. The campus almost didn't survive, but... More 

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