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Rowan Oak

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We came here just to see this, and check this off our list

As I had not yet visited the state of Mississippi, the only state in the lower east half of the US... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen O
Terre Haute, Indiana
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history walk

Very simple home with photos and original furniture,,a background to Faulkner..his home..and and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
diane f
Atlanta, Georgia
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916 Old Taylor Rd, Oxford, MS 38655-4632
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As I had not yet visited the state of Mississippi, the only state in the lower east half of the US that I had not been to, we planned a Labor Day weekend driving trip that took us here. Rowan Oak was first on the...More

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very simple home with photos and original furniture,,a background to Faulkner..his home..and and themes that he addressed..informative docents who care about his legacy and his impact on Mississippi

Thank diane f
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Our visit was enjoyable, but as far as historic house visits go, it is pretty average. The tour is self-guided and doesn't take very long since the house is not very big. It would have been better to have at least had an introduction by...More

Thank MandanaJames
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Rowan Oak is an important landmark that needs better signage and needs to be taken better care of. University of MS certainly has the finances to upgrade and restore this property to how it was when Faulkner lived here. We weren't even sure if we...More

Thank TrippinOutofTown
Reviewed 13 July 2018

It was a great experience thoroughly enjoyed our visit.the staff was friendly and helpful. Knew all about the the author.

Thank George h
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Absolutely loved the southern grandeur of the home and grounds!! Gave you tons of history!! Beautiful surroundings as well. Must stop if you are in to history!!

Thank Debi M
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Any fan of Faulkner would be remiss not to visit Rowan Oak, his home in Oxford. The residence has been left as it was when Faulkner lived there complete with pencil scribblings on the wall!

Thank Clarice W
Reviewed 6 July 2018

If you are a fan of Faulkner you have to go here. My wife loves Faulkner, me not really but I loved seeing his house. It has been kept like he still lives there. I would go just for the history.

Thank Gayle and Dave C
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Rowan Oak is the home of William Faulkner. The house has been left as in his day. His typewriter is still there. The grounds are beautiful. Don’t worry about the oppressive Mississippi summer heat. The house has been air conditioned, and part of the upstairs...More

Thank Sookie42
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

A guided tour would have been nice. The grounds are expansive the house had history that was very interesting and reading from the stories I enjoyed my time exploring here.

Thank V H
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tabitha r
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Response from Ronald H | Reviewed this property |
(662) 234-3284
Sylvia A
15 March 2017|
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Response from jcomer2001 | Reviewed this property |
No, but Square Books, very close by in the center of town, has a large section of Faulkner's and other Southern authors' books.
4 February 2017|
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Response from Judiar4 | Reviewed this property |
As already stated by others, there are a number of nice eateries nearby. Of all the places I dined in the area, I enjoyed Big Bad Breakfast the most. They serve lunch as well as breakfast. The food is delicious and plentiful.