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Road To Tara Museum

104 North Main Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236
+1 770-478-4800
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$65*
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74%
Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Jonesboro
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Located in the Official Home of Gone With the Wind, the Road to Tara Museum invites you to relive Rhett and Scarlett's epic romance. From the true stories of the 1864 Battle of Jonesboro to the characters that brought Margaret Mitchell's beloved novel to life, there is something for everyone. See original movie props and wardrobe items, reproductions of some of Scarlett's most famous dresses, items from the 1939 Atlanta premiere and a Civil War exhibit featuring the Atlanta Campaign and Battle of Jonesboro.
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were directed to this museum by the guide at Stately Oaks house a mile or so along the road. We found it with no problem and there was enough car parking whilst we were there but you may have a problem at busier periods. We were able to look round relatively quickly and there were some items of interest... More

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Road_to_Tara_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Road To Tara Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Jonesboro and found our museum charming and welcoming - we love hearing that. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. More

Colorado, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Movie memorabilia, civil war history, book and author information...all is here at the lovely little museum. Very interesting and enjoyable visit. We spent about 60 minutes in the museum to see everything. (There is also a fantastic women's boutique across the street for some shopping.)

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Road_to_Tara_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Road To Tara Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're so happy to hear you had a wonderful time in the museum. More

Jonesboro, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I learned a lot about the town of Jonesboro, GWTW and the Civil war while visiting the Road to Tara museum and bus tour. As a homeowner in this town, I learned a lot and was wishing the bus tour would have had more places that we could stop and visit inside some of the buildings. I would have like... More

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Road_to_Tara_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Road To Tara Museum, responded to this review

Hi Ken, We really enjoy it when our local residents come by to tour the museum and take one of the bus tours. We're so glad you enjoyed it and learned a lot. To make our visitors comfortable, we limit the bus tour to about an hour, which is based on previous visitor input as a good amount of time... More

London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The museum is in a really quaint setting in a rail station, in a really quiet little town. Parking was easy and free. The staff were lovely, and made us foreigners feel right at home. The film exhibits were good and fitted in well with some real life historical detail. The museum is small but large enough for a good... More

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Road_to_Tara_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Road To Tara Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful comments about our museum and staff. It's quite a treat that you visited us all the way from London. If you visit the area again, we'd love for you to come back to our museum. More

Papillion, Nebraska, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This museum is in a small old railroad station in the town where Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone with the wind. Although small, it held quite a few displays and was interesting to read some of the unknown facts about the actors and the making of the film. Loved looking at the costumes. Learned quite a bit about the life of... More

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I understood before going in the costumes were not the real ones and I still loved it. We went on the GWTW fan I couldn't wait to see the museum and drove over an hour to get there. I wasn't disappointed at all. My teen daughter who has never seen the movie or read the book even enjoyed the museum,... More

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Road_to_Tara_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Road To Tara Museum, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Road to Tara Museum! And, that's wonderful that your daughter was so interested she bought the book; we love hearing stories like that. Have a great day and we hope to see you again. More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Visited here on my last day in town. It's a bit hard to get to if you don't drive and it was smaller than I thought. The costumes are wonderful reproductions that do the dress makers credit for their detail. The bus tour is interesting focusing more on mrs Mitchell's early life than the film itself, bit is an interesting... More

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Road_to_Tara_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Road To Tara Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Our costume guild worked to get our reproduction dresses close to the originals, so we're glad you enjoyed the details of them. We hope you had a great trip in August and would love to see you at our museum on your next visit. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I would have to disagree with the individual who thought the bus tour wasn't worth it. While the town is small, you have no way of knowing much of the history of the town or the intersections with the book without the narration provided on the tour. While you can view the homes and stops without being on the tour,... More

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Road_to_Tara_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Road To Tara Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your most recent visit to see our museum. It's great to hear that you've been to see us several times and we hope you continue to visit us when you're in the area. More

Sydney
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

Visited here in the 1st of the GWTW 75th anniversary celebrations. Only cost 75cents for the museum, which was fantastic. They have the largest collection of memorabilia from the movie and also Margaret Mitchell, and some general history if the battle if Jonesboro. The tour GWTW bus tour that they offer however is not that great. The bus just drives... More

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Management response:

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you were able to visit us during our celebration week of the 75th anniversary of Gone With the Wind. Thank you for your feedback on our historic bus tours. We offer them as a comfortable way for visitors to see Jonesboro and hear the historical ties between the town and Gone With... More

Ajax, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

live the experience, have watched the movie many times with my mother and the museum makes the memories of the time spent with my mother watching this, exhibits are wonderful

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