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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.
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Birthplace of Tennessee Williams.

Birthplace of Angsty Playwright Tennessee Williams

Came on Tuesday 3/2/21 just to check out the outside. It's a beautiful house and looks well taken care of. It was also closed -- I'm guessing because of pandemic regulations. I'd call ahead if you're thinking of stopping by soon.

[Kobes, 03/07/2021]

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]

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