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Eudora Welty House

1119 Pinehurst St., Jackson, MS
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Ranked #5 of 42 attractions in Jackson
Type: Historic Sites
Description: The restored gardens of this deceased Mississippi writer.
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Pasadena, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I reserved a tour and was the only guest at the time. I had a wonderful personalized tour. It is a very intimate experience going into someone's very private world. I enjoyed it immensely and am now avidly reading Ms. Welty's books.

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Kirkland, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I am not familiar with her work, but it was great to learn how one woman existed in Jackson, MS for 76 years. I loved hearing stories about her friends, travels, correspondance, and inspiration. The 1920's home is very cool. It feels like she is still living there. Her garden is just beautiful.

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

When you go there please look at the video it tells a story and when you see it you will want to see it again it is so warm I wish I had of watched it twice.

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Boulder, CO
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I squeezed this in on a business trip and so glad I did. I write fiction, so of course it was extra special for me to see Eudora's workspace, manuscripts, books everywhere, etc. As historic houses go this one is extremely well conserved, probably because she willed a lot of her personal effects to the state historical agency, which runs... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
70 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

There are three types of individuals who will appreciate the house tour. 1) Those who have a passing interest in literature like myself. It is easy to gain from the tour an appreciation for the lack of emphasis on material possessions by Welty, her creativity, and the interest in the gardens highlights the descriptiveness of nature that shows up in... More

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Alberta, Canada
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497 reviews 497 reviews
232 attraction reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This is one of the best writer-museum houses. As you are guided around by one of the docents (ours was Caroline, who knew Ms. Welty by sight, and was most knowledgeable) it is as if Ms. Welty had just stepped out, and loaned you the key, so that you could tour the house. The place is full of books, on... More

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

nice home but the real story is her vibrant, rich life. go find your own take on it. there's a lot of construction going on in the area so make sure you have a good map to get there. docents are very knowledgeable.

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Jasper, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Being a literary history buff, the Welty House offered insight to this great author that I had not been privilege to before that which I can now share with my students! Very informative docent!

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Very interesting to see Eudora's home.The guide was very knowledgeable and brought Eudora to life.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Well done house tour; informative and well maintained house and property -you know a lot more about her and her life when you leave. The house next door is the visitor center so Eudora's can remain as if she has just gone for a walk. The staff was excellent, they gather around us as we left trying to ensure we... More

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