DUE TO RENOVATIONS, TOURS OF THE WELTY HOUSE ARE PAUSED UNTIL JULY 6.
The Welty garden and Visitor Center remain free and open to the public during our visiting hours, and events and programs will continue as planned.
COVID safety precautions at the Eudora Welty House & Garden include requiring all visitors to wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines. Masks are available on-site. All public spaces have been sanitized and thorough cleaning will continue every day. Tours are by reservation only, with a maximum of two guests per tour. Because our gift shop is small, browsing is limited to one guest at a time. Curbside pick-up and shipping options are available.
Address & Hours
HOUSE TOUR TIMES
All tours are guided and require admission
Tuesday–Friday: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3 p.m.
Saturday: 1 & 3 p.m.
VISITOR CENTER AND GARDEN HOURS
Free, self-guided experiences (not house tours)
Tuesday–Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 to 4 p.m.
House Tour Tickets
HOUSE TOUR ADMISSION
Purchase tickets by phone or at the Visitor Center next door to the Welty House, at 1109 Pinehurst Street (pictured).
$8 seniors age 60+, teachers, military, Mississippi Heritage Trust and National Trust members
$5 students / $3 student groups (of 10+)
FREE for children under 6
Due to safety precautions for COVID-19, the maximum number of people per tour of the Eudora Welty House is two.
When the 13th day of the month falls on a day we are open, admission is free.
Reserve Your Tour
Group tours are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. When these tours are restored, groups of 10 or more who wish to visit must submit a group tour request form in advance.
Plan Your Visit
- TOUR EXPERIENCE
Tours begin with a short film at the Visitor Center, where guests can purchase tickets, browse exhibits, visit our gift shop, and type on the same kinds of typewriters Welty used. After the film, guests will take a guided tour of the Welty house, followed by a self-guided walk through the garden.
- TIME COMMITMENT
Plan to spend about 90 minutes at the Eudora Welty House & Garden.
- ACCESSIBILITY & PARKING
Parking is available on the street. There is a wheelchair ramp entrance on the west side of the Visitor Center. The Welty House does not have a wheelchair ramp and may not be accessible for people with limited mobility. Photos and a pre-recorded video tour are available for guests who are not able to climb the stairs or access the Welty House. The Garden has uneven terrain and may not be accessible to people with limited mobility. Please contact us if you have questions about accessibility or accommodations. We do our best to create an enjoyable and comfortable experience for all guests.
We encourage guests to take photos everywhere except inside the Welty House.
- TIPS FOR FAMILIES
Guests with children under 10 may want to forego a house tour and enjoy our other free, self-guided activities: read a book from our gift shop or the Little Free Library on the side porch, walk through the garden, type on a typewriter, or browse our permanent and temporary exhibits. We also have several family-friendly events throughout the year, so keep an eye on our events calendar.