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.

Eudora Welty House Open to Public

The Eudora Welty House is a National Historic Landmark and one of the nation's most intact literary house museums, reflecting Welty's life there over seventy-six years. Welty left her house and collection of thousands of books to the state, and the Welty family donated furniture and art. Visitors will see Welty's house as she lived in it.

The Department of Archives and History has overseen the transition from private residence to historic site. The department is now working to open a visitors center to provide space for special exhibits on Welty as well as on-site restrooms and parking.

Online visitors can take a detailed guided virtual tour of the Eudora Welty House and garden.

The Eudora Welty House, located at 1119 Pinehurst Street in Jackson, is open for tours by reservation only Tuesdays through Fridays at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. Admission prices are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for children under six. Group discounts are available on all tours. Welty's birthday was April 13, and when the 13th of each month falls on a day the Eudora Welty House is open, admission will be free.

For more information or to schedule a tour, call 601-353-7762 or email weltytours@mdah.state.ms.us.

 

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