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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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Description: The restored gardens of this deceased Mississippi writer.

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Eudora Welty home will be a highlight in Jackson if you have any interest in Southern lit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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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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Auburn, Georgia
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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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tulsa
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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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81 helpful votes 81 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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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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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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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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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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