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Eudora Welty House

1119 Pinehurst St., Jackson, MS
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Ranked #5 of 40 Attractions in Jackson
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: The restored gardens of this deceased Mississippi writer.

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Crowell, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

On a recent trip through Jackson, Vicksburg, and Natchez, the quaint Eudora Welty House ended up being one of the surprise highlights of our trip. As recommended on the website, we called ahead one day in advance to reserve a tour and ended up on a private tour with a very enthusiastic and eccentric guide. We started in the visitor's... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

In addition to being a Pulitzer Prize winning author, Ms. Welty was a valued neighbor and Mississippi treasure. Her home gives us the opportunity to learn more about her and how she lived.

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Auburn, Georgia
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The house and the grounds are really well kept. If you are a fan of this terrific author, the trip is really worth your while. Our guide, who was a volunteer, could have been a little more informative. However, we did meet the director of the facility and she was really interesting and enjoyable to talk to. It really is... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My sisters and I stopped on our way to southern Mississippi - our hometown. I am an appreciative reader of Ms Welty's books and was totally charmed by the visit to her home. All around = the home, the beautiful gardens, the volunteers and the small shop are excellent. Kudos to all involved !

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Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
82 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This property is located in a beautiful area of town and gives you a very peaceful feeling just to be there. I was not that familiar with Eudora Welty but after visiting the house and learning more about this wonderful author, I want to read her books and see the pictures that she took. Our tour guide was also very... More

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Top Contributor
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539 attraction reviews
1,015 helpful votes 1,015 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I remembered reading something by Eudora Welty in my college English class so we decided to tour her home when we were traveling through Mississippi. It is a beautiful place along with the gardens. The woman who showed us through the house was very knowledgeable about the life and times of the famous author. The office next door has a... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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91 reviews 91 reviews
38 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Eudora Welty was a keen observer of life in Jackson, MS, and people she met throughout the South, the Northeast and Europe. Her substantial writing career spanned seven decades and garnered numerous awards. She made plans to donate her home and gardens to the State of MS in the mid-eighties. That laid the groundwork for the wonderful job that has... More

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York, PA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The staff and tour guide at Miss Welty's home were knowledgeable and professional. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience there. Jackson is my hometown, but I had never been to Miss Welty's home until this year. I am glad I went, and I highly recommend it.

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Aledo, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Very disappointed that this was closed on weekends. My friends & I were hoping for a visit while we were there for the ballet competition.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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22 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went here to kill some time on a HOT June weekend. I had heard of Eudora Welty, but I've never read any of her books. I love touring old homes, though, so it didn't take much for my husband to twist my arm. This tour can take awhile, probably depending on your guide, so make sure you allow enough... More

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