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Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, Atlanta
(3.7/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Of course the House of the writer of the wind should not be missed gone with the wind for a fan. And my friend is one, so we were there of course! All very manageable, but not uninteresting, especially as he was filmed and what difficulties they had. Even the original Archway of Tara is issued as well as the portrait of Scarlett.
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  • If you are a fan of the novel or the film, 'Gone with the Wind', or indeed both, I think this is a must see place. The guided tour gives you an insight into Margaret Mitchell as a woman and writer. It...  more »
  • This was an interesting visit for me because I have been a long time fan of both the book and the movie. As a matter of fact, Gone With the Wind is one of the few books I read again every few years. I...  more »
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  • 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 tour...it 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.
  • Not what i 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 the movie. This is a short stop, dont plan your day around it. They have free tours of the home, try to catch one if you can.
  • 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.
  • 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 !
  • The tour was very informative. They give you a lot of historical facts. The museum is very well taken care of and very clean. Very much worth a trip if you're looking for interesting things to do.