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“Showed up on a day the museum was closed, even though they said it was open” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Paul Laurence Dunbar House

Paul Laurence Dunbar House
219 North Paul Laurence Dunbar Street, Dayton, OH 45401
937-313-2010
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Ranked #18 of 24 Attractions in Dayton
Type: Museums
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Showed up on a day the museum was closed, even though they said it was open”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We arrived on a Friday at 10:30 A.M., when the museum was supposed to be open according to the NPS website. It was closed. Disappointed. Be aware that the museum is in a questionable area of town, with a lot of shady characters hanging around. Museum is one building, and parking is a block away.

Visited July 2013
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Dayton, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Paul Laurence Dunbar House”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nicely restored home where the poet lived. Can learn a lot
about his life and works. The home is located in a residential area and is in the general area of the Wright Cycle Shop. It is
not within waking distance of downtown and not in the very best
area of the city.

Visited October 2012
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Clayton, Ohio
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Very well preserved with an nice, informative annex. However, it is only open 2 partial days a week, or by reservation.

Visited August 2012
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Dayton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

It's great how we have a small piece of history right in our own back yard. I love taking my out of state family members on the tour so they can really learn who this great man was.

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Warren, MI
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Won a few of his contests--great to see the house”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The house was closed when we were there, but it was an awesome feeling to stand on the porch of such a great poet! He must have been an affluent citizen as this house is HUGE!!!

Visited January 2013
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