One of America’s most intact literary house museums and a National Historic Site, the Eudora Welty House was the home of the acclaimed author from 1925 until her death in 2001. The exterior and interior are restored to 1986, when she made the decision to leave her home to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, which administers it. The garden is restored to the period 1925-45.
Location: 1119 Pinehurst Street Jackson, MS 39202. Check in for tours at the Education and Visitors Center at 1109 Pinehurst next door, where orientation video and exhibits are located. Open Wednesday—Friday with tours at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Small admission fee but free when the 13th of the month falls on a Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. Reservations required. To schedule a tour, call 601-353-7762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.