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Address: 104 North Main Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone Number: +1 770-478-4800
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Description: Located in the Official Home of Gone With the Wind, the Road to Tara...
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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This is a lovely little museum which we visited at the start of a 12 day Gone With The Wind tour. It is crammed with The film's memorabilia. Unfortunately, its smallness is its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is a lovely little museum which we visited at the start of a 12 day Gone With The Wind tour. It is crammed with The film's memorabilia. Unfortunately, its smallness is its problem. A much bigger venue would allow the exhibits to be spread out and displayed better. I was with a coach party of 50 so it was... 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. We do have a smaller space to work with as we're in an 1867 train depot, so we try to do as much with the space as we can. We're so glad we were one of the stops on your group tour and that you enjoyed your visit and the... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Was passing through Atlanta heading to Warm Springs when I picked up a brochure on the road about the museum. Decided to make a quick stop since we were close by. I believe that Jonesboro was where Margaret Mitchell's grandparents lived. She drew on the history of the area when writing Gone with the Wind and thus the Jonesboro connection.... 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 happy to hear that you picked up our brochure and decided to come tour the museum. Unfortunately, our bus was being worked on and was not available when you visited. It is up and running now and available for the daily tours. We hope if you're in the area again you'll come by the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had a wonderful visit at this very well maintained museum. The staff was exceptionally friendly to talk to. Very many artifacts are packed into a small space. I could wander there for hours. If you're a Gone with the Wind fan, make this a must-see destination.

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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 really glad you enjoyed your time in the museum and feel like you could have spent longer here. Hope to see you again! More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

If you're a GWTW fan (book and/or film), you should really stop here. It's a short drive outside of Atlanta, in a very rural, charming town. They've converted an old train station and it's lovely. The price of admission is reasonable, as are the souvenir prices. The displays are marvelous. I had such an enjoyable time.

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

We're so glad to hear you had such a wonderful time in the museum and enjoyed the displays. We hope to see you in the museum again. Thank you for your review! More 

Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you are a fan of Gone with The Wind I highly recommend this museum. It is located in Scarlett's "home town" of Jonesboro. I especially enjoyed the part about the Atlanta premiere of the movie. Contained a lot of photos that I have never seen before.

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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 happy to hear that you enjoyed the museum and seeing items from the 1939 Atlanta premiere. We hope to see you in the museum again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

I recently visited The Road to Tara Museum earlier on in the month, and I must say, it was worth every penny! The museum was awesome, the staff there are very nice and helpful, and also LOADED with information. The tour guide on the bus tour was extremely nice as well! I was traveling by myself, but I would definitely... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I am ashamed that I was born and raised in the south and i have lived in Atlanta for over 35 years and I have never read "gone with the wind". I purchased the book so it is now on my bucket list. We took the bus tour. I could have been through Jonesboro a million times and I never... 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 Susan! We're glad you took the bus tour and learned a lot about Jonesboro; there's a lot of interesting history here. Gone With the Wind is a great book to add to your bucket list, we hope you enjoy it. Thanks again! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I'm not a huge Gone with the Wind fan, buy my mom is! She loved this museum that showcases so many details of the book and movie. I have to admit that it was interesting for me to learn that stories in the book were based on Margaret Mitchell's experiences with her family members who had served in the Civil... 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 and your mom were able to visit our museum. It's great to hear that you enjoyed learning more about the history behind the book; it's really interesting once you start digging around a little more. It sounds like your mom enjoyed it all and we love hearing that. We hope to see you in the museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I went to the museum as part of a bus tour. The tour through the museum was self-guided so I could take my time looking at each exhibit. Being a Gone With the Wind fan, I enjoyed so much about this place. The best part was seeing the dresses Scarlet wore. Reading about what happened to the actors after the... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Road to Tara Museum. Our reproductions of Scarlett's dresses are definitely attention-grabbers. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and found the information interesting and possibly found some great items from the gift shop to take home with you. Thank you again! More 

Fayetteville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We went on a Saturday morning. The staff is warm and inviting. The museum is well laid out, very clean, and the text on the displays is easy to read. Plan on about 60-75 minutes to look at everything. A good value for the money.

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

Thank you for reviewing our museum. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the exhibits in the museum and that our staff was accommodating. We hope to see you in the museum again. More 

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Address: Address: 104 North Main Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone Number: +1 770-478-4800
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Jonesboro

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