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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Tennessee Williams Museum by using our Key West trip planner.
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  • It is a treasure near the Truman/Duvall intersection. Stop and educate yourself on a great American playwright! I was a bit surprised that so many of his works become films.  more »
  • First visit to museum and found it to be very enlightening. It’s small but packs a lot of great information into easy to view displays. The docent made sure to explain to me how to navigate through....  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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