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Tennessee Williams, one of America's foremost playwrights, called the island of Key West 'home' for over thirty years.  The Tennessee Williams Museum was established in 2011 to honor this literary great and long-term Key West resident.


Visitors to our city and locals are invited to tour this educational and historic exhibit.  They can enjoy and learn about Williams’ literary accomplishments and life in Key West through an extensive collection of photographs, first edition plays and books, rare newspaper and magazine articles, videos, a typewriter used by the author, a scale model of his Duncan Street residence, and other remarkable artifacts.

Image by Samuel Ramos


Located in Old Town Key West, the Tennessee Williams Museum is an award-winning institution dedicated to telling the story of America's most celebrated playwright who lived on the island for more than thirty years.

Mike Amundsen, CA

'Lots of historical photos and documents. A great place for Williams fans. Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Exhibits are well done, too.  In Key West, Hemingway gets all the publicity here but Tennessee Williams deserves attention, too.'

Horacio Sierra, NY

'A cozy and informative museum founded by a local to celebrate the life and work of one of America’s greatest playwrights, Tennessee Williams.  Why here? Because Tennessee considered it his home for more than 30 years!'

Jas Parks, SC

'Just like Key West - an unexpected gem built from respect and affection of the people who live here! Can't honestly say I even knew this town was a home for this great American author. But I can't begin to say how impressed I was to spend some time inside and to learn about him.'
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