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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 — one of the highest recognitions of humor writing in the United States.

Thurber House is open for free self-guided tours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:00–4:00 pm. Guided tours are also available on Sundays from 1:00–4:00 pm. Be sure to visit our historical marker, the dog garden, and the unicorn in the garden!