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Tennessee Williams Welcome Center

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Address: 300 Main St, Columbus, MS 39701-4532
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+1 662-328-0222
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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A nice place to visit

This is a nice historic house. They had a nice quick free tour that gave some nice info of Tennessee Williams. The upstairs has some nice timeline info of his life. Definitely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice historic house. They had a nice quick free tour that gave some nice info of Tennessee Williams. The upstairs has some nice timeline info of his life. Definitely worth a stop, and you can pick up some great tourist info too!

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Farmington, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

This is a great place to stop for any information you may need about Columbus, they are very knowledgeable and can tell you the best places in town to eat.

Thank lavella98
Columbus, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

The Tennessee Williams welcome center is the first home of America's foremost playwright Tennessee Williams. Tennessee was born in Columbus Mississippi and he and his parents lived with his grandfather the Reverend Dakin Williams. This house was the rectory for St Paul's Episcopal Church where Reverend Williams served. It has been beautifully restored and has many artifacts and treasures not... More 

Thank John D
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

The house at 300 Main Street in Columbus, Mississippi, where noted Southern playwright snd writer Tennessee Williams was born on March 26, 1911, and spent the first three years of his life, is now the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a Literary Landmark, the old Victorian home was built in 1875... More 

Thank Taylor B
Jackson, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

This is his actual house and is used for the Welcome Center. I like to walk through here to see the amazing architecture of the building and the grandiosity of the time period it represents. Especially good to stop during the Annual Spring Pilgrimage!!!

Thank lorianns490
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

I recommend visiting this welcome center, which is really an old home in Columbus. It is built in front of Tennessee Williams original home in the town. The center follows Mr. Williams playwright history, including "A Streetcar Named Desire". Furnishings are from the era of the plays. What a great place to visit!

Thank Jetone25
Eclectic, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

The Welcome Center is housed int the home of Tennessee Williams, with interesting artifacts from the playwright's life. The gift shop had some cute local items, but the most appealing part of this welcome center was the helpfulness of the staff. Our group had traveled downtown from our hotel by chartered bus, but had a couple of older ladies, who... More 

Thank Tracy H
Columbus, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Friendly staff, know their stuff, and plenty of great information available. I like being able to pick up a phone book here for the city map.

Thank PossumTownTraveler
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

The Building is painted a Victorian Yellow to easily tell tourists to drive Main Street and look for the little Yellow House. The host was very knowledgable of the city and added a tour through the house. Tennessee Williams did live here at age 3 and his father was associated with the nearby Episcopalian Church. I didn't expect to find... More 

Thank Robert P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Lots of interesting artifacts and historical information about Tennessee Williams. Located in the downtown area. Enjoyable visit!

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