We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Eudora Welty House and Garden

Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
Even for non-Welty fans

My party of three was not composed of particular fans of Eudora Welty but of English majors and a... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2018
Beautiful Home and Gardens of Classic Writer

I was familiar of Eudora Welty's name and that she was an author but came knowing nothing else. I... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Temple Terrace, Florida
Read all 87 reviews
All photos (30)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good17%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“next door”(14 reviews)
“short stories”(5 reviews)
For seventy-six years, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eudora Welty lived and wrote in her Jackson home at 1119 Pinehurst Street. Restored by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History after her death in 2001, the house is open for tours.
Open Now
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
1119 Pinehurst Pl, Jackson, MS 39202-1812
+1 601-353-7762
Improve This Listing
Reviews (87)
Filter reviews
87 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews visitor center next door short stories pulitzer prize take photos guided tour writer books docent home ms video yard college dormant pinehurst iconic
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 87 reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2018

My party of three was not composed of particular fans of Eudora Welty but of English majors and a librarian, so we had an inherent respect for her as an author. We did not arrive in time for the house tour, but we toured the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Moniquepeep
Reviewed 26 October 2018

I was familiar of Eudora Welty's name and that she was an author but came knowing nothing else. I really enjoyed learning more about her and am now interested in reading her short stories and would love to see more of her photography. Docent led...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Americanflygirl
Reviewed 17 September 2018

The Eudora Welty House and Garden are on a beautiful tree-lined street near the college. It's nice just walking around there even if you don't go in the house. But Welty is classic American writer and to be able to tour where she lived and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Bob B
Reviewed 16 September 2018

It helps to be familiar with Miss Welty's life if you're visiting, but it isn't necessary. The staff adjusts your tour to you. After having read most of Eudora's books/stories/essays 20 years ago, and little since, I had a solo tour. So much came back...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ToniOhio
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

This is a unique opportunity to learn about an iconic American writer. Amazing docent and fun gift shop-Garden is amazing

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank PrincetonBelle
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I sat with these HS students. We vot a special tour of house and museum. Quite impressive. You could feel her presence in the room. This is a MUST do in Jackson.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank robertsI8023EA
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We very much enjoyed the guided tour of her home. The tour guide, Cindy, was excellent, and the house is wonderful. It was a pleasure to see her books, her workspace, and to hear more about her. The house next door, where the visitor's center...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Meriah C
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I failed to check the website for days and times of tours before planning our trip. Fortunately, the house was open on our last morning in town. We called to make the reservation and then paid when we arrived; the procedure is a little informal,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank RetiredTravelerTN
Reviewed 22 September 2017

I have long wanted to visit the Welty house, gardens and museum complex in Jackson, and recently had the opportunity to do so. The site is located in a quiet, peaceful residential neighborhood on Pinehurst Place (on the East side of State Street) in mid-town...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank jrsmith8
Reviewed 22 July 2017

THE TOUR OF THE MUSEUM AND ADJOINING HOUSE is super. You gain such a real feel for one of America's greatest authors. The house is just as it was when she lived there and the guides are incredibly knowledgeable about the objects, the books, and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank oxforddoc
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 36 nearby hotels
Fairview Inn
304 reviews
.73 km away
Cabot Lodge Millsaps
213 reviews
1.13 km away
Extended Studio Hotel
37 reviews
1.15 km away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
13 reviews
1.32 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 429 nearby restaurants
Lou's Full-Serv
247 reviews
.63 km away
Keifer's Restaurant
302 reviews
.73 km away
The Manship
253 reviews
.77 km away
Deep South Pops
65 reviews
.88 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 79 nearby attractions
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
280 reviews
1.52 km away
Eudora Welty's Garden
21 reviews
.00 km away
Belhaven University
22 reviews
.31 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Kay A
2 May 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Notnormaldot |
Was helpful. Accidentally hit not helpful & wouldn’t let me change it :(