Thurber House

Thurber House
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Thurber House is a literary center, museum, and bookstore located in the restored 19th century home of famed author, humorist, and New Yorker cartoonist James Thurber.

Thurber House hosts events with bestselling authors, writing classes, literary picnics on the lawn, and education camps and classes for children in preschool through high school. Other programs include the John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence Program, the Children’s Writer-in-Residence Program, and the Thurber Prize for American Humor — one of the highest recognitions of humor writing in the United States.

Thurber House is open for tours four days a week (except major holidays). Free self-guided tours are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:00–4:00 pm. Drop-in guided tours are offered on Sundays from 1:00–4:00 pm. Be sure to visit our historical marker, dog garden, and unicorn in the garden!
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77 Jefferson Ave., Columbus, OH, 43215
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