Tennessee Williams Museum, Key West

4.5
#16 of 26 in Museums in Key West
The goal of the Exhibit is to keep the legacy alive of one of the greatest American writers of the last century. It offers visitors an entertaining and informative self-guided tour as well as curator led tours. Included in the Exhibit is the largest collection of Tennessee Williams memorabilia available to the public. It includes an extensive collection of photographs, most of which were taken in Key West, first edition plays and books, rare newspaper and magazine articles, videos, and a typewriter used by the author while writing in Key West. Historic and hard to find artifacts and materials continue to be donated and purchased to enhance the Exhibit.

An expanded Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration continues to be held each spring. Short story writing has been added to the poetry and painting contests. A series of classic award-winning films based on Williams’ plays are shown at the Tropic Cinema, followed by a film forum. Theater events explore the personal and artistic life of Williams in order to provide insights into the emotional and artistic rollercoaster that plagued him for most of his life and influenced his writing. The March 26 Birthday Reception recognizes contest winners and celebrates the life and work of one of Key West’s most famous residents.
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  • We have a friend that lives in KW and is a friend of the museum owner. So she set up a personal tour through the exhibits and we had many stories told to us about Tennessee Williams. We had gone to a....  more »
  • I read and loved the book Leading Men earlier this year, and so I was excited to see photos and other artifacts from Williams' life and love and work. The exhibit's organizers are looking to buy his.....  more »
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  • Very interesting and informative. A must for anyone who wants to know about the man behind the work.
  • Very nice exhibits showing the life and times of TW, with a focus on his Key West connections.

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