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Thurber House

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Nice Tour of Historic Old Home

It's especially nice if you are familiar with Hames Thurber's works. But even as just a... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Patty R
Westerville, Ohio
Talented hometown boy

After visiting the Columbus Museum of Art, we crossed Washington behind the parking lot and took... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Worthington, Ohio
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The childhood home of James Thurber.
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77 Jefferson Ave, Columbus, OH 43215-3840
+1 614-464-1032
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

It's especially nice if you are familiar with Hames Thurber's works. But even as just a historical home Tour it was lovely. The guides have lots of stories to share.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patty R
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This was one of the first places that we visited after arriving in Columbus. One can really get a sense of the history and culture of Ohio. Thurber house was part of the underground railroad and by touring the home, one could get a sense...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

As a lifelong fan of James Thurber this was a special treat. The staff is well informed and able to help with any questions. It was great to visit and see many of Thurber’s artifacts and literary inspirations.

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank LetsGoAgain59
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Touring this house full of amazing Thurber memorabilia and stories of his life and times is really a treat not to miss. Easy parking and a welcoming staff make it even better. Stop by the gift shop--lots of fun Thurber inspired items.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MaryE995
Reviewed 10 November 2017

After visiting the Columbus Museum of Art, we crossed Washington behind the parking lot and took the brick Arts Walk over to Jefferson, turned left onto the sidewalk and there is Thurber House. The Jefferson Center for Learning and the Arts manages all the houses...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 25 August 2017

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 across the street with a plaque...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank LexiV
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

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 garden with several Thurber-dog statues.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ely M
Reviewed 23 June 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. Interestingly, this house and the others in the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

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 to stand in the stairway where the ghost got...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank WilliamK3
Reviewed 6 September 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. We watched the video which is slightly...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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