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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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The home of a great American writer

Eudora Welty's house has been kept exactly as she left it, and it offers extraordinary insight into her as a woman and a writer. The gardens are lovely as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cathy M
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eudora Welty's house has been kept exactly as she left it, and it offers extraordinary insight into her as a woman and a writer. The gardens are lovely as well.

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Crestview
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour here is pretty thorough. You will learn quite a bit about Welty, whether you are familiar with her work or not. We were the only ones on our tour, so it was extra special. The house is almost just the way she left it, so you can see her stacks of books and papers, and even the pigeon-hole... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been a huge fan of Eudor Welty since reading one of her stories in a textbook in high school. Visiting her house and museum was a dream come true. There is a museum beside the house, which was free to visit. The garden behind the house was also free. A tour of the house was very inexpensive. The... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

What a beautiful environment Eudora had in which to write her southern-charming-books and stories! Eudora's house is a must to see. It's not often you get to "step into" a place where so many stories and books were written. Inspiring.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

It's easy to believe Eudora Welty has just stepped out for a moment - her house looks lived in and is such a reflection of who she was. The books on every surface, the typewriter by the window - this is a home not a museum and it is fascinating to anyone who knows Ms Welty's work.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

I'd never heard of Eudora Welty until a friend who was born and raised in Jackson, MS suggested that I consider visiting her house and garden. He also recommended reading some of her short stories. I'm very thankful I took his advice about visit her house and reading some of her short stories. My plane got in too late to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I really didn’t know much about this talented writer, photographer and interesting woman. I think we made a reservation a month or so in advance. You buy your tickets at the visitor center next to the home, which also houses a gift shop and small museum. Then you visit the home, which looks pretty much as Eudora left it when... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

This is normally closed on Sunday, but I happened there when they were having an event so I was able to tour the home. It is filled with many of the original items belong to Eudora, including TONS of books! The awards she won are in the visitor center next door along with a wonderful photo display. I was not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

We had no specific plans for our one-day stop in Jackson, and after reading some of the other reviews we decided to give this tour a try, and we are so glad we did. The tour is short enough to keep younger kids' attention without tiring them, but long enough to go into detail about this fascinating woman's life. Loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

As opposed to a quick thirty minute standard tour, you'll love your time at Eudora Welty's house. We had a great guide and learned so much about Ms. Welty and the history of Mississippi, our country, and great writing.

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