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Thurber House

77 Jefferson Ave, Columbus, OH 43215-3840
+1 614-464-1032
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A Columbus Treasure

As a lifelong fan of James Thurber this was a special treat. The staff is well informed and able to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LetsGoAgain59
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Tennessee
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A Fun Step Back in Time

Touring this house full of amazing Thurber memorabilia and stories of his life and times is really... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
MaryE995
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Pasadena, California
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The childhood home of James Thurber.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“his life” (6 reviews)
“living museum” (3 reviews)
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77 Jefferson Ave, Columbus, OH 43215-3840
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+1 614-464-1032
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

2  Thank LetsGoAgain59
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Reviewed 17 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.

Thank MaryE995
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Reviewed 11 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

1  Thank Sightsee_Eat
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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

Thank LexiV
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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.

Thank Ely M
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Reviewed 24 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

Thank The_walkers21209
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Reviewed 19 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

Thank WilliamK3
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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

Thank mistylees
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

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 arrived at 1:30 on Sunday...More

4  Thank kathryn q
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

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 not actually Thurber's, the house is restored to the...More

2  Thank snsm811
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