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Address: 730 E Beach Blvd, Southern Miss Gulf Park campus, Long Beach, MS 39560-6259
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Cool tree with a great story

This tree is over 500 years old and survived Katrina. Simply amazing. If you are in the area, stop, even if just a short stop.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julie S
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tree is over 500 years old and survived Katrina. Simply amazing. If you are in the area, stop, even if just a short stop.

Thank Julie S
Gulfport, Mississippi
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69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you ever want to be taken in by the beauty of nature, visit the beautiful Friendship Oak in Long Beach MS. It's amazing to see the heavy branches reaching out from the trunk of the tree. It's hundreds of years old and has withstood several category 5 hurricanes. It's on the Miss Gulf Park Campus of Southern Mississippi University,... More 

Thank JRAP2013
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

University of So. Mississippi is the home of this large tree. It is out front and easy to see and explore. Before Katrina, my kids climbed all over it. They do not let anyone climb on it now. Go see a legend. Its worth it. Also, go see the beautiful old college that started out as a girls boarding school.... More 

Thank John D
Catania, Italy
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75 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Honestly, its a big old tree. If you are driving by it's worth a few minutes to stop by. I wouldn't go out of your way. Legend says if you meet friends under this tree you will remain friends forever.

Thank twnkultoes
Northfield, Minnesota
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Peaceful spot to sit with a friend. We took many pictures and love the story of all the people that have sat under it in 500 years.

Thank lwpmjp
Granbury, Texas
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364 reviews
147 attraction reviews
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Reviewed February 9, 2017

This tree is on the University grounds and easy to spot right off the main entrance. As mentioned before, parking isn't convenient but we could easily park about half a block down and walk up to the tree. It's very majestic!

Thank Lacey C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed February 4, 2017

This a quick stop, but cool to see if you're in the area. Interesting backstory. There's not really anywhere to park, but the campus seemed used to it.

Thank MMS1980
Gulfport, Mississippi
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15 reviews
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

Do yourself a favor and pay a visit to Long Beach, MS at USM on Highway 90. Read the history of the magnificent Friendship Oak. It's free and you may free some of the worries of the world while you sit beneath its majestic outstretched branches.

Thank Day_Tripper_39503
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

Thank easton H
Long Beach, Mississippi
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank TripMember091320161

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