Eudora Welty House and Garden, Jackson

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Historic Site · History Museum
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 Saturday afternoons at 1 p.m. and 3 p.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 10 members, please call.

ADMISSION

Adults - $10.00

Adult Group (groups of 10+) - $8.00

Senior, teacher, military, National Trust Member - $8.00

Students - $5.00

Student Group (groups of 10+) - $3.00

Children under 6 - Free
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  • I loved every moment of my time here. I had read the book "One Writer's Garden" and it was the perfect stage-setter for my visit. The docent was knowledgeable and gave a good tour. The tour begins...  more »
  • Fascinating house & exhibits in the museum. Gardens were lovely even in winter. A must-visit for Southern literary fans!  more »
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  • Beautiful house and garden! I wish it had been open for a tour while we were there.
  • Eudora Welty remarked, "Fiction depends for its life on place. Place is the crossroads of circumstance, the proving ground of, What happened? Who's here? Who's coming? Visiting her home, I felt this sense of place. When our group entered her bedroom on our tour, I could vividly picture her writing at her desk, windows open for a breeze and to inhale the scent of the garden and to hear the music from Bellhaven University drifting on the breeze.The introductory video kept everyone's interest and the visitor's center exhibits are well done and provide glimpses into Ms. Welty's fascinating life. She was a genius and I look forward to reading her work.

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