Presidential Pathways / Columbus

The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians

1519 Stark Ave.
Columbus, GA 31906

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  • Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians

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  • Carson's Travel Trunks

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  • Portraits of Carson

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  • Carson's Typewriter and Record Player

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  • Carson in her bedroom on Stark Ave.

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Visit the home where internationally-acclaimed author, Carson McCullers, grew up in beautiful Midtown Columbus. McCullers was born and raised in Columbus, and her experiences shaped her writing of classic novels like *The Heart is a Lonely Hunter*, *Reflections in a Golden Eye*, *The Member of the Wedding*, and *The Ballad of the Sad Cafe*. A tour of her childhood home grants you insight into not only McCullers' life and work but also provides you with an idea of Columbus in the first half of the twentieth century. (English, History, Fine Arts)

Located on a quiet residential street in the Wildwood Circle/Hillcrest historic district in Columbus, the Smith-McCullers House Museum is open to the public by appointment. Please try to give at least 24 hours advance notice when scheduling a tour. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person.

MISSION STATEMENT: The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Carson McCullers; to nurturing American writers and musicians; to educating young people; and to fostering the literary and musical life of Columbus, the State of Georgia, and the American South.

Info & Amenities

  • Admission & Fees

    Suggested Donation $5

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    General Information


    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages