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Eudora Welty House

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Address: 1119 Pinehurst Pl, Jackson, MS 39202-1812
Phone Number: +1 601-353-7762
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Tue - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
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The restored gardens of this deceased Mississippi writer.

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Nice home--great people working there

We were staying in Jackson and had some time in the afternoon, so we picked Ms. Welty's home. Not enormous fans, but I liked several of her books, and my mother was a very big... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dee W
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Jackson and had some time in the afternoon, so we picked Ms. Welty's home. Not enormous fans, but I liked several of her books, and my mother was a very big fan. Turns out that the tours are on a timetable, and calling ahead is highly recommended. But the person in the office offered to let... More 

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Thank Dee W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I happened here when they were having an event and got to tour the home and gardens. I didn't know who Eudora Welty was until I got here! Well known author who lived in this home most of her adult life. The home is lovingly restored in the condition she would have had it. Fun to see here collection and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the things that hits you when you walk in is how perfectly this home and I mean home, has been preserved, yes it is a museum, yes it holds Eudora Welty's possessions and life blood, but it has been left 'as if she has just popped out to the shops' and because it has been left like that... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

If you have been to author Ernest Hemingway's house in Key West, Florida, you'll enjoy a visit to author Eudora Welty's house in Jackson, Mississippi. I'm not into fiction but my wife has read several of Ms. Welty's books, including her 1973 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Optimist's Daughter. But I certainly was interested in learning how a writer of her... More 

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Thank Taylor B
New York's Thousand Islands, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Originally visited in March of 2011. Happened to see road side signs off the interstate while driving through Jackson, MS, and decided to make time to visit. I had read Ms Welty's short story collection of stories in The Golden Apples in school and even though I didn't remember the specific stories any more, her writing had made a positive... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The Eudora Welty house has been kept in the condition that Eudora herself would have lived in, a.k.a. piles of books everywhere! It's a great insight into Eudora's life and is a lovely house with beautiful gardens. The tour guides and staff are very friendly and welcoming, and have great knowledge of Eudora and other writers so can explain her... More 

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Thank Philippa W
North Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Eudora Welty, one of the great writers of our time and a bred-in-the-bone Southerner, left the house where she grew up and spent most of her life for us to see the modest circumstances that created and fed her splendid imagination. The house looks like she left it only yesterday and the gardens have been recreated as they were in... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Beautiful tudor style home in old neighborhood just across the street from Belhaven College. Our guide was knowledgeable about the house and Ms. Welty. We very much enjoyed our tour.

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Thank mkitchens
Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Even if you aren't familiar with her, the house alone is worth the visit. Super friendly guide and so informed.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

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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