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

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Writer's Actual House

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
lorianns490
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Jackson, Mississippi
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Jackson, Mississippi
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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!!!

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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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 

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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.

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Tuscumbia
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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 

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

A huge piece of history, who hasn't read one of his books or watched a movie based on one. So much to learn plus a welcome center also! More towns should try this, even if they don't have a Tennessee Williams. The best of the best as far as welcome centers go.

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Petal, Ms, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

My wife join me in Columbus for some of my business seminars and we decided to check out Tennessee Williams home. If you're interested in Mississippi history put this place on your list and I recommend it.

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Columbus, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Staff can give visitors insight into activities to do in the area. Also have books written by local authors that can be purchased. Very clean and informative place to visit. There is no cost associated with this welcome center,

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Lake Dallas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

Loved Cat On a Hot Tin Roof and Streetcar Named Desire so wanted to see his birth house. It had some beautiful furniture in it and the lady who took us on the tour was very friendly.

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