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Tennessee Williams Welcome Center

Address: 300 Main Street, Columbus, MS 39701
Phone Number: (662) 328-0222
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Columbus
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Waterford, Ireland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
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
21 helpful votes 21 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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257 reviews 257 reviews
102 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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237 reviews 237 reviews
83 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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273 reviews 273 reviews
59 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 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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Incline Village, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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