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“Stop here first”

Tennessee Williams Welcome Center
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
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tchrs
Level 6 Contributor
360 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Stop here first”
Reviewed 27 March 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

Visited March 2014
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English first
Provincetown, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
690 reviews
324 attraction reviews
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“A Must for Theater Aficionados”
Reviewed 15 December 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.

Visited December 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Antebellum home tours”
Reviewed 7 December 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, some good restaurants and antique shops. It makes for a fun day.

Visited November 2013
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Level 6 Contributor
360 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
“Crown Jewel of Downtown Columbus”
Reviewed 27 September 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 knock you out. No person knows more about the city of Columbus and especially the Williams house, than her. Most the furniture are period pieces, however many of the room light fixtures are original to the house and were converted from oil lamps. The various lamp shades are of particular interest. This stop is absolutely worth every moment of your time.

Visited September 2013
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Incline Village, Nevada
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“Cute and interesting but small”
Reviewed 30 May 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 is very small. It only takes about 20 minutes to see the whole thing. But it's a nice way to spend a free afternoon in Columbus.

Visited May 2013
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