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Robert Penn Warren Birthplace Museum

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The museum is attractive and well presented. There is no entrance fee, but donations are accepted... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Adolphus, Kentucky
Worth the trip!

A hidden gem. I knew next to nothing about Robert Penn Warren or Guthrie, Kentucky. Our... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
New York City, New York
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Third Street, Corner of Third Street and Cherry Street, Guthrie, KY 42234
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

The museum is attractive and well presented. There is no entrance fee, but donations are accepted. There is someone on site to provide a tour and answer questions.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

A hidden gem. I knew next to nothing about Robert Penn Warren or Guthrie, Kentucky. Our knowledgeable and friendly guide spoke with pure enthusiasm and joy. No scripted speech just an honest and informative picture of one of North Americans great authors. I highly recommend...More

Thank erieval57
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

In all honesty, I really knew nothing about this man upon entering the museum, but the tour guide soon put an end to that. It is just a small house, and to think that there was just so much information about this mans early life...More

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Robert Penn Warren is the only person to win the Pulitzer Prize for both fiction (for "All the President's Men") and poetry (twice), and he came from a town of 1,000 people in the Western Kentucky town of Guthrie, about one hour northwest of Nashville....More

Thank JayChuck
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The Robert Penn Warren Birthplace Museum was our destination on a rainy Saturday afternoon after a recent re-reading of "All The King's Men." Our guide Carrie is extremely knowledgable and eager to share her research on the poet/writer interweaving it with information about the town...More

Thank DStin0731
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This museum feels less like a museum and more like an invitation to spend time in Warren's home with him. The atmosphere feels very authentic, and the displays are interesting and comprehensive. The tour guide, Carrie, is very passionate about Warren and his work, and...More

1  Thank sarahmr03
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Who wouldn't want a free tour by a friendly, knowledgable tour guide? Wonderful home, great displays. Guide extremely informative with a wealth of info. They do need a website. An online link to a website doesn't work. I had some difficulty in finding days and...More

1  Thank Kygirl56
Reviewed 4 June 2016

I love Southern literature, but I'm not a huge fan of Warren. This experience really got me interested in him though. Admission is free and the guide is very interesting and personable. Carrie is very passionate about Warren and his work. The museum is a...More

1  Thank Devon B
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Such a pleasant tour guide, Amy. So knowledgable, but since I didn't pay attention in school, it seemed all new and exciting to me. Some history of Guthrie and to learn about this poet has me wanting to read his material. Took about 30 min...with...More

2  Thank Mary C
Reviewed 27 October 2015

The Robert Penn Warren birthplace museum is where beloved author Robert Penn Warren (The King's Men among many others) was born and spent much of his youth. There is no charge to take the tour or visit the house but donations are greatly appreciated since...More

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