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Tennessee Williams Welcome Center

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Address: 300 Main Street, Columbus, MS 39701
Phone Number: (662) 328-0222
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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This was the sixth home of Tennessee Williams that we visited and one of the most fun to visit. He lived here until he was three years old. The furnishings are of the Victorian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Vonore, Tennessee
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Vonore, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This was the sixth home of Tennessee Williams that we visited and one of the most fun to visit. He lived here until he was three years old. The furnishings are of the Victorian period, but not original to the home or to any family who lived there. However, there is a nice display of placards upstairs regarding TW. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Great for information. Tour of home was very informative. Very pleasant staff. A must stop before exploring town!

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

When you drive in to Columbus the house is on the right side of the street and is clearly visible. The house is beautifully restored and certainly is a credit to the city of Columbus.

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Columbus, Mississippi, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Any one traveling in the South should take time to come visit this historic home. Ideally located right off a highway and in the heart of downtown. Recently restored and stunning.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We got to Tennessee Williams' house in Columbus MS and was greeted by the woman who worked there. She was VERY friendly and gave us a tour of the downstairs of the house. We were able to go upstairs on our own. One of the upstairs room gave the history of Tennessee Williams, his life and career. I learned a... More 

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Columbus, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a interesting place to visit. It is a place more for older people. Considering the home of Tennessee William. Kids will be bored definitely. You will see some interesting arum acts about the home that is about all I can say

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tchrs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The victorian home that houses the welcome center and museum is the place to learn about not only the history of Tennessee Williams but to figure out the best way to tour Columbus and all the many palces it has to offer

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

For anyone interested in any aspect of the theatrical arts, this is great. The house is the home of Tennessee Williams' first four years. It is filled with memorabilia about TW's life, and tells the story in pictures and articles. The gift shop is small but worth a look into as there are some great books and gifts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

The welcome center is in a victorian home that is the starting point for a walking or driving tour of a scenic, historic residential neighborhood of houses from the 1830's up to the early 1900's. They range from grand mansions to charming cottages. Generally, you can tour inside a home or two (for a fee). Their are B and B's,... More 

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

There is no better way to spend an hour or so of your visit to Columbus at this location. The Tennessee Williams House is also the Columbus City Visitor's Center. Stop by and see the house guide. Oh what a rare treat! On this visit, the Center's director played the old 1840's foot pump pipe organ for us. She will... More 

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