Enter your email address to
subscribe to our newsletter


  The Latest News from Thurber House

Bring your preschooler to Write 'n' Ready at your local library

Students age 9-11: Film It! Make a trailer for your favorite book

Teens: Flip the Page deadline extended to February 12

Spring Breakers - join us at the McConnell Arts Center for a 3 day camp!

Lou Anders is the 2016 Children's Writer-in-Residence!

Click here for information about the 2016 Thurber Prize for American Humor

Tickets are on sale now for the Winter/Spring 2016 Evenings with Authors

Register your teen today for Young Writers' Studio

Welcome to Thurber House!

Our mission is to celebrate the written word for the education and entertainment of the broadest possible audience and to continue the legacy of James Thurber. Thurber House: Where laughter, learning and literature meet.

Thurber House is located near downtown Columbus, OH at 77 Jefferson Ave in the restored home of James Thurber and his family. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, Thurber House is a living museum open to the public every day from 1–4 p.m. for free, self-guided tours. Guided tours are available on Sundays for $4 for adults and $2 for students and seniors. Be sure to visit the Thurber Country Bookstore for exclusive Thurber memorabilia and books. Next door is Thurber Center, a multi-purpose space to host retreats, events, and meetings, that is available for rent.


Thurber House is an affiliate of The American Writers Museum.


For other great things to do in Columbus, check out:


Flip the Page, Central Ohio’s Teen Literary Journal will send out acceptances in mid-May