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Carson McCullers Center

Carson McCullers Center

The Smith-McCullers House Museum

1519 Stark Avenue, Columbus, Georgia 31906

inside the carson mccullers museum

The Smith-McCullers House Museum is located in the childhood home of Carson McCullers. The Smith family lived in the house from 1925, when Carson was 8 years old, until 1944. 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. To schedule individual or group tours, please contact the McCullers Center at (706) 570-8464 or e-mail


From Atlanta, via I-185, take Exit 6. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right (west). You'll be on Macon/Wynnton Road. Go through seven traffic lights. You'll see a green-and-white "Stark Avenue" sign hanging over the street, near the Chik-Fil-A. Turn right onto Stark. Stark takes a little jog at the end of the first block. The Smith-McCullers House is a block-and-a-half behind the Chik-Fil-A, on your left. You'll see the historic marker out front near the street.

From downtown Columbus, drive east on 13th Street for approximately 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Stark Avenue. Go a block-and-a-half to 1519 Stark Avenue.