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Thurber House, Columbus

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
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.
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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. ...  read 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...  read 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...  read more »
  • 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.
  • the birthplace of James Thurber is a great place to learn about literature. It hosts writing events all year around for people of various ages. They also host picnic with the authors and writers-in residence.
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