Thurber House

77 Jefferson Ave., Columbus, OH 43215



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 - the highest recognition of humor writing in the country.

Thurber House is open for tours daily (excludes major holidays). Self-guided tours are free, and guided tours are available on Sundays. Be sure to visit our historical marker, dog garden, and unicorn in the garden!


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