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Friendship Oak

730 E Beach Blvd, Southern Miss Gulf Park campus, Long Beach, MS 39560-6259
+1 228-865-4500
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Old tree but could use some beautification in the area surrounding - cool that it survived... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tom Peggy L
Neat old tree, but it is currently blocked off and they had to cut a large portion of it out

A large chunk of the tree has been cut out so not as impressive looking as I'm sure it once was... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Dani C
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Over 500 years old, this oak tree is allegedly Mississippi's oldest and most beautiful tree.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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730 E Beach Blvd, Southern Miss Gulf Park campus, Long Beach, MS 39560-6259
+1 228-865-4500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Old tree but could use some beautification in the area surrounding - cool that it survived hurricanes . Not worth going unless you happen to be right in the area

Thank Tom Peggy L
Reviewed 3 December 2017

A large chunk of the tree has been cut out so not as impressive looking as I'm sure it once was. They have the area roped off so you can only drive or walk by. It's very close off the main highway and only takes...More

Thank Dani C
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Just think of the scenes and peoples and stories that have taken place while this tree stood in this spot - for 500+ years! There is currently tape around this majestic oak due to a cracked limb, but it is still standing and worth a...More

Thank Nolafan2164
Reviewed 8 November 2017

It was a huge, contorted, symbolic, old oak tree. It was recently trimmed (Oct. 2017), I mean cut way back, to prevent further damage due to storms and hurricanes. It is still a great symbol, and worth seeing if you're already in the area.

Thank KevinEdD95
Reviewed 31 October 2017

From August 1976 through August 1983 I was an Assistant Professor at USM-Gulf Park. My office windows looked out at this beautiful tree. Back then it had an open-air treehouse where Vachael Lindsey once taught poetry at the girl's school. I taught several afternoon classes...More

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 11 October 2017

You cannot go uner the tree anymore, but it is still a sight to behold. You might be able to gather some acorns that have fallen to the wayside. This tree is over 500 years old and sithstood Katrina.

Thank Teacherella
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I'm a fan of the beautiful southern live oaks that live throughout the coastal region of South Mississippi, so a visit to this historic tree was necessary stop. Located on the Gulf Coast campus of The University of Southern Mississippi, it is easily accessible and...More

Thank mwalkerms
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

My husband brought me here after we relocated to MS; it was a strong memory of his from being a child and living in the area. It is truly magnificent to see in person. It's amazing how historical a tree can be, and to have...More

Thank Amber F
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Recent events with large amounts of rain have caused the tree to crack and one long limb is broken. You can no longer pass the roped off barricade for risk of personnel danger. Beware of where you park and only in designated areas. Still a...More

Thank Conrad J
Reviewed 11 August 2017

What a beautiful, historic tree! This is located in the Southern Mississippi campus, and very easy to get to with parking near it. It is roped off so that you can't get too close to it, yet there are plenty of places to take pictures...More

Thank Elizabeth D
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