Oxford Mississippi 38655
Located south of the town square on Old Taylor Rd, this was once the home of William Faulkner. The white clapboard house, which pre-dates the Civil War, is situated on 32 acres in a secluded cedar grove; Faulkner bought and restored Rowan Oak in 1930.
The two-story house has been preserved to look as it did at the time of Faulkner's death in 1962; the house was subsequently sold to the University of Mississippi by Faulkner's daughter. Rowan Oak and the 32 acres known as Bailey's Woods (where Faulkner played as a boy) adjoin the University Museums and the Stark Young home.
The grounds, about a 30 minute walk from the UofM campus, are open to visitors during daylilght hours; the house is open Tuesday through Sunday; closed Mondays and holidays. Tour groups are encouraged to arrange visits in advance.
Other History nearby:
(Tupelo) Elvis Presley Center and Museum
(Holly Springs) Marshall County Historical Museum
05/19 Coming to The Oxford area
World Catfish Festival Belzoni MS April6 This whiskers and fin festival held every April celebrates the world's largest catfish fry. Bands ranging from Gospel, Country, to Rock-n-Roll and Blues! Free Kids Zone!
Memphis Italian Festival Memphis TN May30-June1 A little taste of Italy, right here in Memphis.
Arkansas Rice Festival Weiner AR October11-12 Observing the rich heritage of rice farming in Arkansas and celebrating harvest. See and old time rice threshing demonstration and the youth duck calling contest.
Kentuck Festival of the Arts Northport AL October19-20 Nationally and internationally acclaimed folk artists,
270+ folk, visionary, and contemporary artists and expert craftspeople presenting their work to you,
free hands-on art-making for children in Kentuck for Kids and throughout the park,
interactive live demonstrations by expert craftspeople—basketmakers, blacksmiths, woodworkers, traditional potters, fiber and fabric artists, quilters, jewelers, and a glassblower,
live music and story-telling, food and fellowship.