The Eudora Welty House, garden and Education and Visitors Center will be closed to the public Monday, September 16 through Tuesday, September 24 for repairs.


Tours

Admission

  • Adults - $5.00
  • Adult Group rate (13 or more) - $4.00
  • Students - $3.00
  • Children under 6 - Free
  • 13th day of each month - Free, when the 13th falls on a day the museum is open to the public.

Hours

  • Tuesday - Friday
  • Tours: 9am, 11am, 1pm, and 3pm

Group Tours

The Eudora Welty House is happy to arrange group tours for members of the general public and for education-related visits. The museum welcomes groups with a variety of interests and backgrounds including book clubs, garden societies, senior groups, library associations, garden clubs, literary organizations, and family and alumni reunions. Educational field trips for grades 6-12 and for colleges and graduate schools are also highly encouraged.

The museum defines a group as a party of 13 or more people. Groups with more than 13 people will be divided evenly into smaller groups to insure a more enjoyable visitor experience. Larger, subdivided groups should plan to stay the entire two hour tour period to allow time for everyone to complete the full tour. Because of space and time constraints, the Welty House can only accommodate tour groups of 39 people or less during a single tour period. For groups larger than 39, two tour times must be reserved.

PLEASE NOTE: Reservations for group tours must be made a minimum of two weeks in advance and are subject to availability. Because March, April, and May are especially busy, we recommend that tour groups interested in visiting during these months make reservations well in advance.

Group Rates

  • Adults Group Rate(13+ individuals) - $4.00
  • Student Rate - $3.00

To arrange a group tour or school visit:

Please complete the Group Tour Request Form.

Upon receipt of this form, a Welty House staff member will contact you to discuss details.

In the event that you will be late, must reschedule your tour, or need to cancel, please call the museum at (601) 353-7762. Your consideration is greatly appreciated.

General Information

Tours of the house are limited to 13 persons at a time. For larger tours, see the group touring information. Allow 1 to 1 1/2 hours to tour the house and gardens. Visitors must be able to climb one flight of stairs to take a complete tour of the house. In the garden, visitors must be able to negotiate uneven terrains. Pets are not permitted. Only service animals are allowed on the premises. Photography is not allowed inside the Eudora Welty House. Strollers, large bags, and backpacks are not permitted inside the Eudora Welty House. In the event of inclement weather, please call to check the status of your tour.

Please provide a contact name and telephone number, the number attending in your party, and the date and time of your preferred tour.

Driving Directions to 1119 Pinehurst Street

  • In Jackson, take Interstate-55 to the Fortification Street exit (96C)
  • Travel west on Fortification, turning right at the first stop light onto Greymont Street
  • Travel north, turning left on Pinehurst Street at the 2nd four-way stop
  • The Eudora Welty House is in the 2nd block on the left

Parking

Designated parking for visitors is available on the street in front of the Eudora Welty House and the Education and Visitors Center. If traveling by bus, RV, or large van, contact the Welty House prior to your visit for parking instructions.

The Education and Visitors Center

Visitors should check in at the front door of the Education and Visitors Center (EVC) at 1109 Pinehurst Street. Tours begin in the Center with an orientation film. Temporary and permanent exhibits about Eudora Welty are on display. The EVC also has public restrooms and a small gift shop with books, postcards, and other Welty-related items.

Accessibility

The Education and Visitors Center is handicapped accessible. Parking is available in the EVC driveway. Because of the historic nature of the Eudora Welty House, it does not have an accessible entrance ramp or an elevator to the second floor. Visitors who are unable to use stairs can view scrapbooks and a video tour of the house. The Welty Garden is accessible from the gravel driveway but some areas within the garden have rough terrain. For questions about accessibility, please contact the Welty House at (601) 353-7762 or tours@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

For Reservations

Call: (601)353-7762 or email: tours@eudoraweltyhouse.com

 

 

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