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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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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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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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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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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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