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Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, Atlanta

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Tour the house where author Margaret Mitchell lived and wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Gone with the Wind" when you visit Margaret Mitchell House and Museum. Take a self-guided tour of the museum--listed on the National Register of Historic Places--or take the guided tour through the three-story house,(offered multiple times daily). Stop by the visitor center and learn about the author, the events that led up to her writing of the book, and the making of the 1939 film based on the novel. You'll find a "making of the movie section" in the next building that holds an array of artifacts and photos from the original filming. Because you cannot reserve tour times online, arrive early to ensure you'll get a spot. Make Margaret Mitchell House and Museum a centerpiece of your Atlanta vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Atlanta vacation generator.
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  • Great tour for a Gone with the Wind fan. My husband and I enjoyed it. The tour guide was amazing and very knowledgable. Great tour. 
  • Such an interesting place and tour, a must see for readers. There is an interesting film too, gift shop is full of fun stuff. 
  • I love gone with the wind. Not what I actually expected but fun. Great stop for the ultimate fan. Make sure you go to the second building. They have the orginal door from Tara and the painting from th...  read more »
  • 13 $ seems to be a little bit expensive compared what you get. That Margret Mitchell house of course is about Margret Mitchell who wrote the novel GONE WITH THE WIND. So you get informations about her life and the house. There is a small part about the movie (incl. a short documentary on TV will be presented) and some painting. For those who are more interested in the movie itself should go to the Gone With The Wind Museum in Marrietta,CA a couple miles outside of Atlanta. It was ok so far. Went in to this museum because it was rainy.
  • My wife and I received free tickets from a friend and decided to visit The Margaret Mitchell House. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the life and era in history of which Margaret Mitchell created Gone With The Wind. The apartment was small and you can see why it was named "The Dump" by Margaret Mitchell. It was a nice experience to see the actual typewriter that Gone With The Wind was created. Moreover, in another building, there is the oil painting of Scarlet O'Hara from the film. If you love the book or movie, you should make the stop and visit.
  • You can visit this bit of history among towering urban buildings on Peachtree Street in Atlanta, GA. When this house was built the city had dirt streets, and a community now called Cabbage Town was built for factory workers as you recall in Gone With the Windows, Cabbage Town is restored and has some decent areas and quaint homes near Little Five Points which is a must see. When you tour Mitchell's home you will see her nursing uniforms and she was a very tiny woman much like her fictional character Scarlett. It's as if she took parts of her and intertwined them into a very popular book. Of course visiting this home will make you realize so many commonalities. A history of Atlanta will improve upon it. Tara, would only be by car on a good traffic day maybe 20 minutes away. The huge mansion she and Rhett built isn't far from the house on Peachtree St where Mitchell lived. She had a vivid imagination and utilized it with contrast and comparison. It worked!
  • I enjoyed seeing the house and the gift shop was very cute and full of Gone With the Wind trinkets! The staff were very friendly and helpful when I needed direction out of Atlanta. My own personal belief is that the tour wasn't really a was more discussion and not what I expected in terms of a history lesson. It wasn't bad, but I think I would rather give myself a tour next time.
  • I love gone with the wind...I was very excited about visiting the Margret Mitchell House the tour guide was very knowledgeable but all my wife kept talking about how clean the museum was,,, she asked the sodexo employee ( James ) how did he get the windows so clean ... lol he was very pleasant will be back again !
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