Tennessee Williams

Clarksdale is the childhood home of America’s most performed playwright, Tom “Tennessee” Williams. Young Tom’s grandfather served as rector of St. George’s Episcopal Church and lived in the parsonage. The church and parsonage are still active today.

Take a walking tour of the nearby historic neighborhood that greatly influenced the characters and events that are well known in Williams’ plays and screen adaptations such as Summer and Smoke, The Glass Menagerie, Twenty-Four Wagons of Cotton (the movie Baby Doll), A Streetcar Named Desire and many more. (Tour map of historic district available)