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“Showed up on a day the museum was closed, even though they said it was open”

Paul Laurence Dunbar House
Ranked #23 of 63 things to do in Dayton
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Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Showed up on a day the museum was closed, even though they said it was open”
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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English first
Dayton, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Paul Laurence Dunbar House”
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
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great history”
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
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“History”
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
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Won a few of his contests--great to see the house”
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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