Eudora Welty House and Garden, Jackson

4.8
#3 of 12 in Historic Sites in Jackson
Eudora Welty was born in 1909 in Jackson, Mississippi. She moved to 1119 Pinehurst Street with her family when she was sixteen years old. Her parents built the Tudor-Revival style home in what is now known as the Belhaven neighborhood, just north of downtown Jackson. Eudora Welty’s mother, Chestina, designed the garden in 1925, while the house was being constructed. Eudora lived there for the remainder of her life in between her extensive travels. She kept her upstairs bedroom as a place to work and write and maintained her mother's garden throughout her life. Before her death in 2001, Welty donated her house to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. In 2006, the home opened to the public as one of the most intact literary house museums. Expert preservation of her manuscripts, memorabilia, and personal belongings keep her home feeling alive, maintaining forever her sense of place.

TOURS

Guided tours of the Eudora Welty House and Garden are available Tuesday - Friday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m..

To arrange your tour of the Welty House, please contact tours@eudoraweltyhouse.com or call (601) 353-7762. If emailing, please provide a contact name and telephone number, the number attending in your party, and the date and time of your preferred tour. For groups with over 12 members, please call.

ADMISSION

Adults: $5.00

Adult Group Rate (for parties of 13+ members, scheduled in advance): $4.00

Students: $3.00

Children under 6: free
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  • We had a wonderful tour of the house. The tour actually starts at the house next door, where there are some nice exhibits and a great short film. After the film, the tour begins! Our guide was very im...  more »
  • The house is as Eudora left it. The docents are extremely knowledgable and entertaining. The old English architecture is interesting. The gardens are lovely year round; but in the fall and early sprin...  more »
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  • Great place to visit. Beautiful gardens and lots of history. Great learning about one of Mississippi's finest writers
  • So proud of Lily! Olivia & her little snake had fun to. It's a baby that see saw under her seat.

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