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

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Uniquely Southern Facet of Playwright History

Prior to moving to Columbus, I did not know anything about Tennessee Williams or his works. Upon touring the Tennessee Williams House, I was able to learn a great deal about his... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
K9536XDandrewm
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Columbus, Mississippi
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Columbus, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Prior to moving to Columbus, I did not know anything about Tennessee Williams or his works. Upon touring the Tennessee Williams House, I was able to learn a great deal about his life and performances. Combined with the other local venues, such as the Annual Stella Shouting Contest, this historical treasure is a must for residents of Lowndes County.

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Columbus, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Staff is so gracious and welcoming - very accomodating and answered so many questions. Great recommendations for dinner too!

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Who knew? Had a few minutes to kill before my flight and stopped here. Interesting bit of Americans and especially literature. It's a quick visit.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

The moment we got out of the car we were greeted by a worker who looked to be a general maintenance person, he was very welcoming. Something you don't always see. We walked inside and was greeted by the hostess of the house, who spent a lot of time telling us the history of Tennessee Williams and the house. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If I had known Mr. Williams lived in this home for just the first 3 years of his life I wouldn't have bothered going there. The house nor the city of Columbus obviously didn't influence his adult life or his writtings. The house is furnished with pieces of the period but none of the orginal furnishing are in it, they... More 

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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wonderful staff, lots of local and area information. Nice to experience a historical site. The Center and exterior grounds host many festival type events throughout the year. Definitely put it on list for multiple visits.

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Cantonment, FL, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Wonderful welcome center. Very friendly and helpful staff. You are allowed to take a self guided tour throughout the home and it is decorated with furnishings, art and lots of information about Tennessee Williams. Very informative and enjoyable.

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Berthoud
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The bookshop is great. A lot of local books and local artisan goods. The house is OK, but I would recommend this stop more for a visitors center. The brochures here are excellent. Not just for Columbus, but most surrounding areas as well. The staff is very helpful as well.

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Phoenix, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Southern Hospitality at its finest. The home was beautiful....one could imagine him writing his famous books and plays....like Cat on a Hot Tin Roof....

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Savannah, Georgia
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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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