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“Even if you are not a Welty fan, go see it!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Eudora Welty House

Eudora Welty House
Ranked #7 of 52 things to do in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The restored gardens of this deceased Mississippi writer.
Alberta, Canada
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726 reviews
374 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
“Even if you are not a Welty fan, go see it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This is one of the best writer-museum houses. As you are guided around by one of the docents (ours was Caroline, who knew Ms. Welty by sight, and was most knowledgeable) it is as if Ms. Welty had just stepped out, and loaned you the key, so that you could tour the house. The place is full of books, on shelves, but also on almost every horizontal surface! A variety of Ms. Welty's books in print and on CD are available for purchase in the house where you buy your tickets and view the introductory video before starting the tour. There is also a gorgeous garden, full of camellias blooming in the springtime.

Visited February 2013
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English first
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“for southern fiction lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

nice home but the real story is her vibrant, rich life. go find your own take on it. there's a lot of construction going on in the area so make sure you have a good map to get there. docents are very knowledgeable.

Visited December 2012
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Jasper, Alabama
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8 reviews
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“Excellent history/literary lesson!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Being a literary history buff, the Welty House offered insight to this great author that I had not been privilege to before that which I can now share with my students! Very informative docent!

Visited July 2012
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2 Thank Arifog
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Very interesting to see Eudora's home.The guide was very knowledgeable and brought Eudora to life.

Visited July 2012
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We dropped by, you must have been out visiting a neighbor.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Well done house tour; informative and well maintained house and property -you know a lot more about her and her life when you leave. The house next door is the visitor center so Eudora's can remain as if she has just gone for a walk. The staff was excellent, they gather around us as we left trying to ensure we knew everything their was to know about the town they obviously love.

Visited June 2012
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