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Eudora Welty House

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Address: 1119 Pinehurst St., Jackson, MS
Phone Number: 601-353-7762
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Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The restored gardens of this deceased Mississippi writer.

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A wonderful garden as well as home and museum

We emailed and set up an appointment. There is a very minimal charge of $5. We arrived a little before our 1:00 time and so wandered through the lovely gardens. The camellias were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Vonore, Tennessee
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Vonore, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We emailed and set up an appointment. There is a very minimal charge of $5. We arrived a little before our 1:00 time and so wandered through the lovely gardens. The camellias were still in bloom, and we later learned that Ms. Welty loved the camellias so much that her mother sent her blossoms when she lived in NYC. There... More 

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Eastern Shore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It's exactly what you'd expect as a place where Eudora Welty spent most of her life. In fact, it's so homey, you'd almost expect her to offer you a drink when you walked into the next room. All her books are there... scattered everywhere. And she read a lot more than she actually wrote. This is a MUST if you're... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Eudora Welty's work includes short stories about typical life in small towns in Mississippi. My wife is the literary expert and loved seeing all of the details about Eudora's life, travels, friends, and home. I was along for the ride, and I enjoyed seeing the home and hearing about Eudora. We could not have had a better guide for our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Take one of the tours ($5) and go through the side house and gardens. The main house is set to look as it did when Eudora Welty lived there in the 1980s--with the couches, tables and chairs stacked high with books, which guests had to move to find a seat. You'll find Eudora Welty was a strong, witty, interesting woman... More 

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Crowell, Texas
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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
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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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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 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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Houston
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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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globeseeker007
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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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