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Tennessee Williams Welcome Center

300 Main Street, Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 328-0222
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Columbus
Type: Specialty Museums
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tchrs
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208 reviews 208 reviews
91 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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54 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
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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Tahoe City, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The house is Tennessee Williams' birthplace, although he didn't spend much time there. Our tour guide was very friendly and even played the old organ for us! There are a lot of interpretive signs, the house is very clean, and there is a small bookstore with Williams' books and some souvenirs. It's also free! The only thing is that it... More

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Jasper, Alabama
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18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

These people are always very helpful and delightful....especially at Pilgrimage. Place is clean and has public restrooms. They run a shuttle to the houses from there and the people are very knowledgeable about restaurants etc.

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Columbus, MS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

This little house is photographic from the road all the way through. It's been restored to its former state with furniture of the former owner, Tennesse Williams and members of his family. The inside is completely covered with the history of Columbus's most famous former resident and his plays. The staff are friendly and helpful, not only with information on... More

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Columbus, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

If you are new to the area stop here first. The attendants are very friendly and will be glad to help. They can give you information on the tour of local homes and sites. Lot of information on Tennessee Williams as well.

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TEXAS
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

A wonderfully restored home of the famous auther tennessee Williams. Upon driving into town, the beautiful colors drew me in and I had to stop for photos. The staff were extremely helpful and gave a history lesson on not only the author but also the town of Columbus.

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Eupora, Mississippi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Staff was rude and hard to find anyone to get prices on books and things I was looking at. Won't go again

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