Built by Robert Sheegog in 1848, Rowan Oak became home to Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner in 1930.  Faulkner christened the house “Rowan Oak” after the legend of the Rowan tree, believed by Celtic people to harbor magic powers of safety and protection.  While residing there with his family, he wrote such masterpieces as As I Lay Dying, Absalom, Absalom!, Light in August, and A Fable.  Rowan Oak remained home to Faulkner until his death in 1962. The house is now owned by the University and maintained for memorial and educational purposes.

Address:
916 Old Taylor Rd,
Oxford, MS 38655
Tel:
(662) 234-3284
Website:
Admission:
$5/person | Open to the public
Hours:
Guided tours by appointment only
Tues.-Sat. 10am–4pm;
Sun. 1pm-4pm

SUMMER HOURS:
Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm
Sun. 1pm- 4pm

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