Inside Faulkner's Home
Inside Rowan Oak, you can peer into the private world that William Faulkner guarded so fiercely. You can see his portable
Underwood, the painting of a mule that watched over him from the mantle, the detailed outline of A Fable that he penciled directly onto the plaster walls of his study. You can imagine Pappy, as he was known to his daughter and
niece, standing before the stately fireplace where he gave the same toast every New Year’s Eve, allowing the young adults
in his charge a single glass of Champagne. “Here’s to the younger generation,” he’d say. “May you profit from the mistakes
of your elders.”
Now owned by the University of Mississippi, Rowan Oak is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The grounds are open from dawn to dusk daily. Call 662/234-3284 to schedule a visit.