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Eudora Welty House and Garden

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Eudora Welty House: what is in the Mississippi drinking watrr??!!!

First there's the Welty House in Jackson, Mississippi. Down the road in Oxford, Mississippi is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ruth B
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So glad we stopped!

I had heard of this wonderful author 3 years ago. We were taking the southern route home to Indiana... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Waterloo, Indiana
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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.
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1119 Pinehurst Pl, Jackson, MS 39202-1812
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First there's the Welty House in Jackson, Mississippi. Down the road in Oxford, Mississippi is the William Faulkner estate, also open to the public. Despite his name, Tennessee Williams also came from Mississippi (Columbus). And Elvis Prestley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi and his birthplace...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard of this wonderful author 3 years ago. We were taking the southern route home to Indiana so this was the perfect time to find out more about this lady. Was not disappointed and enjoyed the tour of the house and the story...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank terrsall
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
1  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
2  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
2  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
1  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
2  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
3  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 meriahc
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
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Judi G
1 March 2019|
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Response from terrsall | Reviewed this property |
The house is fine!
Kay A
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Response from Notnormaldot |
Was helpful. Accidentally hit not helpful & wouldn’t let me change it :(