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Tennessee Williams Welcome Center

300 Main St, Columbus, MS 39701-4532
+1 662-328-0222
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The Kindness Of Strangers

We stopped by the Tennessee Williams House/Welcome Center while passing through Columbus and found... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nashville, Tennessee
Stopover on trip up river

Stopped at Columbus Marina for a few days. Checked out the Welcome Center. Very helpful hostess... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tricia H
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300 Main St, Columbus, MS 39701-4532
+1 662-328-0222
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped by the Tennessee Williams House/Welcome Center while passing through Columbus and found it fascinating. Full disclosure: my husband and I both write professionally, so it's almost incumbent on us to visit other (albeit more famous) writer's homes. Especially in the South, where the...More

Thank tennesseetraveler58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at Columbus Marina for a few days. Checked out the Welcome Center. Very helpful hostess, lots of local information and nice tour of Tennessee Williams' house. Worth the stop.

Thank Tricia H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great historical site and overview of Tennessee Williams. Well done by Columbus visitors bureau and their leader Nancy Carpenter. Interesting insight into writers past as perspectives his time in New Orleans.

Thank Rtaylor39401
Reviewed 10 May 2017

it is one of columbus' historic sites out there and is a must to visit if you havent alraedy..if you are on vacation i would say check it out

Thank keithhr1
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Very interesting, the hours his life, his mother, his father, his upbringing. House is immaculate and in period decor. Self guided but volunteers are very willing to answer questions and are ver knowledgeable. No charge and also a nice gift shop with great books. I...More

Thank AllOver1
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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
Reviewed 6 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
Reviewed 4 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
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
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank John D
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karen f
When is the pilgrimage this spring 2017 & cost to tour homes? Is there transportation?
28 February 2017|
Response from lavella98 | Reviewed this property |
March 30- April 8th. I believe you can visit, visitcolumbusmstorg to find the prices for the home tours. I hope this helps you.