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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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The restored gardens of this deceased Mississippi writer.

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For love of Eudora Welty and her writing you enjoy seeing her in her element. To visit her gardens and sit where she sat. Thrilling

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Cartersville, Georgia
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202 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find in residential area. Only street parking. Actual home that she lived in since 1925. Site actually consist of two house and a beautiful back yard. Fist house has intro film , buy tickets, gift shop, and await a personal guide for the main house. This house just uses one main floor. Main house is two story and... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

For love of Eudora Welty and her writing you enjoy seeing her in her element. To visit her gardens and sit where she sat. Thrilling

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Fans of Welty will be delighted with the opportunity to get to know her better by visiting her longtime home. The docent tour was a little weak on references to her writings but strong on her personal life. The surrounding gardens that Eudora and her mother created are quite lovely. The house next door has a nice gift shop and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I was in Jackson for a work conference and managed to get a few hours away to visit Eudora Welty's house. So glad I did! As a writer, and someone who shares her birthday, it was a must see for me. The staff could not have been more welcoming. They figured out how to get me on a tour that... More 

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Madison, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Amazing job on keeping this home so exact. Eudora was an amazing woman and writer. Educational and entertaining.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

With only a little time left after meetings before departing flight, I stopped by the Eudora Welty House museum. Tours through the house and gardens start every other hour (odd, not even, hours). There was time only to view the next door visitor center and gift shop, which is compelling in its own right. The display of two typewriters she... More 

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Dyersburg, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Very well preserved home as well as a wonderful film as a precursor to our visit. The guide was exceptional. Don't miss wandering in the garden after the house tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed this tour immensely and learned a lot about Eudora in a short time. The 20 minute filmstrip before the tour gives an insightful overview of the author's life. Then you walk next door to her home which is furnished just like she left it including her plethora of books. I felt like I really knew who she... More 

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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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Chestertown, 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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