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William Faulkner’s home, Rowan Oak, is open to the public 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Note: Rowan Oak summer hours: June 1 through August 1, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m

The grounds at Rowan Oak are open without charge from dawn to dusk daily.

A $5 fee per visitor over the age of 12 is charged for house admission.

Guided tours are available by appointment only. Please call 662-234-3284 to arrange for a guided tour.

Directions: Follow the highway signs for the University Museum. Once you are off the highway, look for the signs to Rowan Oak.
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  • I'm a huge fan of Faulkner's writing, so I was very much looking forward to the visit. The home is lovely and well worth exploring. The curator was fascinating and friendly, and had a lot of informati...  more »
  • Faulkner's house is interesting to visit. The rooms look authentic and well preserved. It's a small house with a few places around the grounds. Plan to spend about 45 min to 1 hr there.  more »
  • It was my pleasure and honor to visit Rowan Oak on the rainy Friday before the Hogs v. Ole Miss game. It costs $5 for a self-guided tour and there are knowledgeable docents on each floor of the reside...  more »
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  • Illuminating peek at Faulkner's life. Tour was self-guided, but still informative. Student representative was pleasant and helpful, and the entrance fee was modest (they accept cash only!). While several of the rooms seemed like standard "this is what an old house looked like" fare, there were enough placards and informational displays about the author's life to make it relatable. Of the house itself: The author's personality is still evident in his home. Of note were the sparseness of his daughter's room to the literal writing on the walls in his study and telephone nook. (Perception of these areas varied widely within our group: did the study graffiti reflect a carefree spirit who didn't care about appearances or materials, or a somewhat callous soul who lived like he knew—and didn't care— that someone would have to clean up after him?)
  • The grounds and house are fascinating. You can step through the doorway of each room, held back by a plexiglass half-circle. It only costs 5 bucks and you can wander around as much as you'd like. Very low-key, very cool.
  • Not a place to take an RV. It's a great house, but the University us not maintaining the property well.
  • Whether a fan of Faulkner or not, this property is a relic that can be appreciated by any nature lover or history buff. While Oxford has grown around Rowan Oak, the home and property still feel secluded, remaining quiet and harboring its natural environment that Faulkner so adored. For fans of Faulkner, such as myself, the tour becomes far more enchanting - walking into and experiencing the spaces he existed in while writing some of his seminal works. Highly recommended.
  • I absolutely love this place!!! It has so many much memorabilia than a few years ago. I loved listening to Faulkner's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech on the head phones. Bill was great. It was a wonderful experience!! I do love all things Faulkner & Ole Miss.

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