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Thurber House

77 Jefferson Ave, Columbus, OH 43215-3840
+1 614-464-1032
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Happy to rediscover James Thurber

We took the CBUS downtown and then walked about a mile to the Thurber House. This is just one of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
The_walkers21209
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Baltimore, Maryland
For the Love of Thurber

If you are looking for a classic museum dedicated to an individual, or want to visit a period piece... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
WilliamK3
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Anna, Ohio
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The childhood home of James Thurber.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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77 Jefferson Ave, Columbus, OH 43215-3840
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 5 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
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

3  Thank kathryn q
Reviewed 24 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
Reviewed 23 May 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

Thank kathryn q
Reviewed 30 April 2016

The Thurber house is a free admission into the 1919 home of the Thurber family. The docent was very friendly and devoted to the memory of the Author. In James Thurber's bedroom closet there are signatures of all the great writers who have come to...More

Thank Kate-a-ru
Reviewed 23 November 2015

I was meeting friends in Columbus and we decided to stop at the Thurber House to see artifacts and memorabilia of Thurber. We were the only guests in the home and we were able to look at the items displayed and talk with one another...More

1  Thank Suze44857
Reviewed 29 September 2015

On a Monday afternoon the front door was closed but unlocked. We entered and it appeared empty so I asked loudly "anyone here" and a student appeared and told us the procedure, showed us a video about Thurber then disappeared. The tour is on your...More

Thank Ray38B
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We had such a great time at the Thurber House! The self-guided tour through the lovely old house was interesting (lots of good information in the rooms, as well), and the bits of writing and Thurber's drawings throughout the museum made us laugh out loud...More

1  Thank JinxieCLT
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