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Thurber House, Columbus

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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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Because Columbus serves as one of the country's major convention centers, its downtown offers comfortable rooms at all price levels. Hotels in the central part of town not only keep you close to all of the city's major attractions, but also provide you with modern amenities that include 24-hour room service, fitness centers, spa services, and on-site restaurants and bars. To stay in the city for a fraction of the price, consider an inn or motel near the Interstate exits.
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  • We thought this was more like a house like the Kelton House, but were disappointed to find out most of the items are replicas, not originals. We didn't know who Thurber was so it was a bit confusing. ...  more »
  • But, in Columbus for work meetings from a 3 1/2 hour drive away, I was eager to see the Thurber house and delayed my return trip until after 1 PM when the house was scheduled to open. But, when I arri...  more »
  • As a lifelong fan of Mr. Thurber's work, I was delighted to visit the house where the bed fell, electricity leaked from the outlets, and the dog that bit people once lived. While the furnishings are n...  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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