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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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  • June 23, 2017
    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 »
  • June 18, 2017
    If you are looking for a classic museum dedicated to an individual, or want to visit a period piece of architecture... this might not be for you. However, if you LOVE Thurber, and have always wanted t...  more »
  • September 5, 2016
    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 »
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  • May 14, 2017
    A well maintained memorial of a great artist of America!
  • August 27, 2016
    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.
  • June 22, 2017
    It is charming, comfortable and easy to find
  • February 6, 2017
    Limited tours. When you get, you may not think that you are there which is compelling.
  • January 7, 2017
    Great creative space

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