The Key West Art & Historical Society is hosting a historic walking tour of Tennessee Williams’ Key West led by Tennessee Williams Museum curator Dennis Beaver. During the tour, he will discuss the several of the iconic structures with ties to Williams and his writings.
Key West, and especially Old Town, played a vital role in shaping Tennessee Williams. When he came here for the first time, he was virtually unknown in literary and theater circles. A man perpetually on the move, Tennessee considered this city his “true home”, buying a clapboard home on Duncan Street. Visit the theaters, bars and hangouts where he lived and worked and returned to throughout his adult life, beloved spots that helped to make Tennessee America’s greatest playwright.
Tour will meet in front of the Waterfront Playhouse at 10:00 a.m. and will finish at the Tennessee Williams Museum at 11:30 a.m. Please dress appropriately for an outdoor walk. We encourage hats and bringing along a bottle of water.
This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida, with additional support provided by The Helmerich Trust.