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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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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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Columbus, Mississippi
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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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Chicago, IL
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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Tennessee Williams Welcome Center

Address: 300 Main Street, Columbus, MS 39701
Phone Number: (662) 328-0222
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Columbus
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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