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Thurber House, Columbus

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#5 of 6 in Historic Sites in Columbus
Thurber House is located near downtown Columbus, OH at 77 Jefferson Ave in the restored home of James Thurber and his family. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, Thurber House is a living museum open to the public every day from 1–4 p.m. for free, self-guided tours. Guided tours are available on Sundays for $4 for adults and $2 for students and seniors.

Thurber House is an affiliate of The American Writers Museum. www.americanwritersmuseum.org
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  • We came here after it was closed, so we were only able to view the outdoor statues. I showed my kids a cartoon of "The Unicorn in the Garden" before we came so they'd recognize it. The unicorn is acro...  more »
  • Our tour was very casual - but hit a lot of the highlights of James life while his family lived at this house. The upstairs is filled with displays of his life and times, and next door is a small gard...  more »
  • We took the CBUS downtown and then walked about a mile to the Thurber House. This is just one of the houses the author's family lived in, but the one they rented while he attended Ohio State. Interest...  more »
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  • A well maintained memorial of a great artist of America!
  • A short walk from the museum of art! As a huge Thurber fan I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the restored house in the self guided tour. Lots of Thurber memorabilia as well as a nice gift shop and friendly staff.
  • It is charming, comfortable and easy to find
  • Limited tours. When you get, you may not think that you are there which is compelling.
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