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Eudora Welty House

1119 Pinehurst St., Jackson, MS
601-353-7762
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Ranked #6 of 42 attractions in Jackson
Type: Historic Sites
Description: The restored gardens of this deceased Mississippi writer.
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Aledo, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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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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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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Lafayette, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I love Eudora Welty's writings. In the grand tradition of southern women authors, Welty captured the smallest twinges of the psyche in her characters, and I've been a fan for decades, so thus it was that I nearly fainted when given the opportunity for a private tour of her home by her biographer. You can visit with a call. The... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Such a personable house, great docent lead tour, the bookstore in the welcome lobby is a small treasure--a must visit when you are in Jackson

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I have not read much of what Eudora Welty has written but I want to now that I know more about her. I did not know about her photographs and realized she was a talented, loving woman after touring her home. Her home is in a beautiful neighborhood and it was fun to see how she really lived. I can... More

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Pasadena, California
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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
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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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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
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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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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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