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Road To Tara Museum

104 North Main Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236
+1 770-478-4800
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Jonesboro
Type: Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Papillion, Nebraska, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Atlanta
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116 reviews 116 reviews
47 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This tour shows you the homes that inspired Gone with the Wind. The guided tape on the tour van tells you about Margaret Mitchell's gathering the information for the book. The tour is very informative and lasts about an hour and 15 minutes. Hop on and off the van for photos. After that, you can spend as long as you... More

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Ellenwood, Georgia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I have lived in Georgia for many years...I cannot count the times that I have driven by this museum and wondered what was hiding inside! I finally broke down when my mother was here visiting and decided to take the whole crew to Tara.... It is housed in downtown Jonesboro right on the tracks. The museum is actually inside the... More

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Jonesboro, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

While this is my hometown I must say the museum is a must see if you care about literature, the history of this country and the culture of the South and all things Gone With The Wind. While rumors abound about the real Tara, there is no dispute among folks versed in the true history of the area that Tara... More

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Dayton, OH
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16 reviews 16 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed this little museum. It is all about the civil war and the book Martha Mitchell wrote as well as the movie released in 1939. It had the dresses "Scareltt" wore in the movie and it had many photos as well as lots of information about the civil war focusing on the Atlanta area. GWTW is more about... More

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