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Thurber Center is a contemporary conference and classroom facility adjacent to James Thurber’s home on historic Jefferson Avenue. It is one of twelve gracious homes housing non-profit organizations, surrounding a spacious elliptical park; dozens of mature trees make it easy to forget that you are literally seconds from access to Route I-71.

Thurber Center can accommodate meetings, seminars, training sessions, receptions, parties, and retreats. Individuals, organizations, and businesses are invited to rent part or the entire Center on a one-time or an ongoing basis. Wireless internet is available in both Thurber House and Thurber Center.

Thurber Center is located at 91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215.

Thurber Center Facilities

Facilities include a full kitchen with refrigerator, oven, microwave, and sink; a front covered porch; and a sculpture garden between the Center and Thurber House. Guided tours of Thurber House (the restored home of humorist, author, and New Yorker cartoonist James Thurber, now a literary center and Thurber museum) are available for $4.00 per person and last just under an hour. (Please make reservations three weeks in advance.) Hear all about Thurber's Life and Hard Times - and the resident ghost!

Self-guided tours are free 1:00-4:00 pm daily, seven days a week.

Free parking is available in the lot behind Thurber Center (accessible from 11th Avenue) and the lot at the corner of Jefferson Ave. and Long St. Parking on Jefferson Avenue is metered; parking meters are free on Sundays.

For Thurber Center reservations, please call (614) 464-1032 x 11 or email