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Rowan Oak near Tupelo, MS

916 Old Taylor Rd. Oxford, MS 38655
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Set just South of the Square in Oxford, Mississippi is Rowan Oak, the home of author William Faulkner.

A scenic drive down old Taylor Road brings visitors to the location Faulkner and his family lived for more than 40 years. The building now serves as a museum and visitors can walk the 29 acres of land that Rowan Oak sits upon and get a feel for the peaceful and tranquil setting Faulkner enjoyed in his life. The home was originally built in the 1840s; set in a deep grove of cedar and oak trees. It was bought by Faulkner in 1930 and the home became his solitude from the world when he reclusively began his incredible writing career. 

This safe haven was the location most of his writing was done, and after winning the Nobel Prize in 1949, he added an office onto the house. In that office, he created the beginning plans for his novel "A Fable" and he carefully inscribed his thoughts on the walls in close, vertical handwriting. The office has been preserved how Faulkner left it when he passed away. Guests can view the very typewriter he used as it sits on a table by a window. A tiny table still sits in the corner of the room containing various items he regularly used including a bottle of ink and horse liniment. The grounds are also available for touring and include a stable Faulkner built himself.

Visit Oxford, Mississippi and stroll the amazing home and property that once belonged to the gifted writer William Faulkner. The home is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday.


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