Discover a writer in the making.

The One Writer’s Beginnings exhibit panel at the Eudora Welty House & Garden Education and Visitors Center shows a portrait of young Welty and a photograph of the author at work.
The One Writer’s Beginnings exhibit panel at the Eudora Welty House & Garden Education and Visitors Center shows a portrait of young Welty and a photograph of the author at work.

The Eudora Welty House & Garden inspires curiosity,
creativity, and connection with nature. The museum includes the historic Welty House, the surrounding garden, and the house next door, which serves as the Visitor Center.

A blue typewriter at the Eudora Welty House & Garden Education and Visitors Center.
A blue typewriter at the Eudora Welty House & Garden Education and Visitors Center.

All tours begin at the Visitor Center. 
Here, guests will find the ticket desk, gift shop, restrooms, an introductory film, and exhibits that highlight Welty’s photography, early artistic ventures, family, and artifacts. A selection of Welty’s literary awards—including the Pulitzer Prize—are also on display. Rotating temporary exhibits explore Welty’s life and work.


It’s always free to explore the self-guided exhibits and interactive experiences at the Visitor Center, but for your health and safety, we are limiting the number of guests inside at one time, and asking visitors to make a reservation in advance. The Visitor Center is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Vision & Mission

The Eudora Welty House & Garden seeks to inspire the creative endeavors of future writers and artists, to explore and share Welty’s life and work, and to celebrate her varied literary and artistic achievements.

Gift Shop

Open for curbside delivery and solo browsing! Delight your favorite bookworm, gardener, art lover, or writer with the perfect gift from the Eudora Welty House & Garden. In addition to an exciting selection of books, our staff curates unexpected finds that relate to Eudora Welty, her garden, her work, and her home—many of which are specially made by conscientious craftspeople and local artists (and not available online). Indoor shopping is limited to one guest at a time. You can also shop us on Instagram and order by phone at 601-353-7762.

See You Soon

Ready to plan your visit? Reserve your tour? Start here.

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