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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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Had some great chats with 2 docents working there who gave us lots of info and suggestions about the town. They have numerous brochures about local sights and clean restrooms.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Savannah, Georgia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Columbus is small but it helps to know the "lay of the land". The house itself is an antique that has been fitted out with a number of antiques from the original family and various donations from the area. It is very attractive and well displayed. This facility also serves as the visitor's center and it is packed with great... More 

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Chicago, IL
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176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Had some great chats with 2 docents working there who gave us lots of info and suggestions about the town. They have numerous brochures about local sights and clean restrooms.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Tennessee Williams lived in this house for only the first three years of his life, so we weren't expecting much. But the first floor has been restored to the way it was when Williams was a toddler, and there are some authentic family artifacts on display. Upstairs, there's an illustrated account of Williams' life and work. For hobbyists interested in... More 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Very nice friendly place to stop. Nothing really to do ,a few little trinkets and books to buy but other than that not much here. I will say that they have the cleanest restrooms in the city. I will go back just for that if I am ever in town again.

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Vonore, Tennessee
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293 attraction reviews
647 helpful votes 647 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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