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Historical Monuments in Oxford
Rowan Oak
Rowan Oak is the original home of the great American author William Faulkner, the genius behind As I Lay Dying and The Sound and The Fury. The mansion was built in the mid-1800's and restored by Faulkner himself in the 1930's. Today, it has been fully resorted and decorated with period furniture and the public can tour the site to learn a little bit more about one of our greatest writers. A good way to visit is to begin at the Ole Miss campus, a historic attraction in its own right. From there, you can take a 15 or 20 minute walk through the woods before ending up and the beautiful walkway leading to Rowan Oak. There's no need to schedule a tour (unless you're a large group), but you can explore the gardens around the house and see some of Faulkner's personal effects on display in the interior. Don't miss the chance to check out his personal library! A tour of the interior is $5 and it' honestly worth it as it' just en empty home without the guide to fill you in on the history and life of William Faulkner. If you just want to admire the home from the outside and explore the garden, the visit is free!