About Thurber House

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 (“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” My Life and Hard Times, and other works). The 1873 home is filled with Thurber artifacts, memorabilia, and gift items, and is known for its ghostly history. Thurber House hosts events with bestselling authors, writing classes, literary picnics on the lawn, and education programs for children. Other programs include two month-long author residencies 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. Thurber House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Features & Amenities

Free admission (self-guided tours), drop in guided tours (Sundays), on site parking, gift shop

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