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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
08:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 08:30 - 17:00

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Very helpful staff

The staff are kind and welcoming. She gave us a tour of this home while were were between morning and afternoon tours of the historic homes.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are kind and welcoming. She gave us a tour of this home while were were between morning and afternoon tours of the historic homes.

Thank Melissa C
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We were staying on our way to Mobile. This was a nice surprise and the curator was very helpful with a ton of information not only about the house but also the area.

Thank Steven L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 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!

Thank Loose Moose Lod... B
Farmington, Missouri
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52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 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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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 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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Reviewed 11 December 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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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 9 December 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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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 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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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 October 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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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 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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