Columbus, Mississippi: Birthplace of Angsty Playwright Tennessee Williams

"America's Greatest Playwright" was born in this restored and colorful house. Historical marker out front. Serves as a tourism welcome center, where someone can probably explain why his name wasn't Mississippi Williams.
300 Main Street, Columbus, MS
Green house with the red roof if you get off Hwy 182, Main Street exit.
M-Sa 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Su 12-5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Birthplace of Angsty Playwright Tennessee Williams

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Historical Marker.

Birthplace of Angsty Playwright Tennessee Williams

First Home of Tennessee Williams, where he was born in 1911.

[Shasta Young, 06/28/2019]

Birthplace of Tennessee Williams.

Birthplace of Angsty Playwright Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams, "America's Greatest Playwright," was born in this house in Columbus, Mississippi in 1911. The house was about a block away at the time and was the rectory for the Episcopal Church. It has recently been painted back to what the original colors might have been. It now serves as the welcome center for Mississippi and for Columbus on Hwy. 182.

Columbus has a cool little downtown worth exploring, and this is a good spot for starting. It also serves as the starting point for a tour of the Antebellum homes, the most in Mississippi with the exception of Natchez. You can ride a double-decker bus on a tour of the old neighborhoods.

[Rob Sanderson, 12/15/2010]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Howlin' Wolf MemorialHowlin' Wolf Memorial, West Point, MS - 15 mi.
Lady Buried in Rocking ChairLady Buried in Rocking Chair, Aberdeen, MS - 23 mi.
Tom Otterness Play ParkTom Otterness Play Park, Fulton, MS - 54 mi.
In the region:
Touch the Hand of Elvis, Tupelo, MS - 55 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

August 13, 2020

My Sights

My Sights

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Mississippi Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

The Oregon Vortex, Gold Hill, Oregon (Aug 10-16, 2020)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from Subscribe now! Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now