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William Faulkner's Rowan Oak

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by Jasmin Maastricht (subscribe)
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Published August 30th 2012
The beautiful town of Oxford, Mississippi, leaves William Faulkner's Rowan Oak open to all visitors.

The renowned novelist of titles such as The Sound and the Fury (1929) and Intruder in the Dust (1948), purchased Rowan Oak in the 1930's, then called "The Bailey Place".

Faulkner renamed it Rowan Oak in 1931 after the rowan tree, which is known as a symbol of security and peace.

Not long after he purchased this beautiful property of 29 acres, he moved in with his wife and two children from her previous marriage.

Within a few years, they had their own child together, Jill, who grew up in the house before she left for college.

Rowan Oak was the family home up until Faulkner's death in 1962.

Visitors will experience the house and its surroundings, viewing old articles, books and possessions owned by the Faulkner family.

Rowan Oak is open to all visitors from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am - 4pm and on Sunday's from 1pm - 4pm.
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Why? The beautiful town of Oxford, Mississippi, leaves William Faulkner's Rowan Oak open to all visitors.
Where: Located off Old Taylor Road, Oxford, Mississippi 38655, United States
Cost: $5 for visitors 12 and over, Free to University of Mississippi students with valid ID, Museum members, Rowan Oak Society Members and Friends of the Museum.
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