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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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Wonderful Welty

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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18 attraction reviews
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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 

1 Thank Elliot E
Dyersburg, Tennessee
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48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank PennySw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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 

1 Thank GR8TravLs
Vonore, Tennessee
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375 attraction reviews
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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 

3 Thank Torte_Sue
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 

2 Thank Hokie67
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 

2 Thank stan w
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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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