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Paul Laurence Dunbar House

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219 N Paul Laurence Dunbar St, Dayton, OH 45402-6502
+1 937-313-2010
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Do not miss this house!

This house is in perfect condition and is mostly as his mother left it when she passed away. If you... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2016
Des Moines, IA
Very interesting...

A small museum of the nation's "first" celebrated African-American poet. There is a museum side... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2016
West Chester, Ohio
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219 N Paul Laurence Dunbar St, Dayton, OH 45402-6502
+1 937-313-2010
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Reviewed May 4, 2016

This house is in perfect condition and is mostly as his mother left it when she passed away. If you like old houses and historical pieces, you will love this. I was fascinated by this guy's life, too. Watch the video about him so you...More

Thank itsme018
Reviewed March 13, 2016

A small museum of the nation's "first" celebrated African-American poet. There is a museum side which doesn't have much to see, but is still worth stopping into. The other building to the museum is his former house that his mother lived in years after his...More

Thank Porthos7
Reviewed October 4, 2015

We drove by and read the sign and viewed the house after going to the Wright Cyle Shop and at the Aviation Heritage Site. They are not far from one another and the area is nicely maintained now.

Thank sue o
Reviewed August 23, 2015

I was most impressed by the staff polite and very helpful. The house itself was impressive with displays of period pieces.A very nice piece worth seeing while in Dayton.

Thank David R
Reviewed August 11, 2015

Excellent opportunity to visit the home and learn about the man who made an outstanding contribution to American Literature--long before the Harlem Renaissance. Contemporary to the Wright Brothers, the home offers interesting history about Dunbar and his writing.

Thank Jeri N
Reviewed June 20, 2015

After you visit the interpretive center a few blocks away, come over here and see this nicely restored home of the writer, poet who was a contemporary of the Wrights and even worked for them. The guide gives you some nice information on Dunbar. Neighborhood...More

Thank tank1050
Reviewed April 5, 2015

It's been a while since I visited on a field trip with my daughter's class but I always remember it fondly. The house is well maintained and allows you to vividly imagine living in a place like it. A great place for locals and tourists...More

1  Thank paolat257
Reviewed March 22, 2015

Park of the National Park System, the Paul Laurence Dunbar house is informative and educational. A peer of the Wright Brothers and not far from their museum on West Third Street, this is a must see for any Dayton history buff. I do wish they...More

Thank DavidSpeg
Reviewed January 9, 2015

Very interesting. The tour guide knew so much. I learned a lot that I didn't know about Paul Lawrence Dunbar, since I'm not from Dayton.

Thank Peggy I
Reviewed November 30, 2014

If your from this area or not this landmark is excellent :-) I enjoy visiting this as a kid and adult.

Thank shanacarter
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