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Friendship Oak

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Address: 730 E Beach Blvd, Southern Miss Gulf Park campus, Long Beach, MS 39560-6259
Phone Number: 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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The tree is amazing! My brother got married under this tree years ago. Only warning is to watch out for fire ants.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars 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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Thank Allan B
Red Wing, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Thank mammy1943
mayville
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4 of 5 stars 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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Thank sarah h
Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Camarofan5
Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

The Friendship Oak. Beautiful and majestic. Limbs stretch to the ground to support (?) It. It survived many hurricanes including Katrina. A little hard to find, but look by Hardy Hall and the roundabout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Ok, if you do not appreciate nature and trees, please do not go and then say it's just another tree. The fact that this tree was here before Columbus, survived countless hurricanes, and the massive size is amazing. It's in a great setting on the beach and a cool place to visit with young kids. Definitely recommend checking it out... More 

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