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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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Superb house, museum, and tour

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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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 

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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

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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Eastern Shore, 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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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 

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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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Additional Information about Eudora Welty House

Address: 1119 Pinehurst St., Jackson, MS
Phone Number: 601-353-7762
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Jackson
Open Hours:
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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