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Address: 100 Carriage Lane, at Jodeco Road, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone Number: 770-473-0197
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Description: Stately Oaks is an 1839 antebellum house listed on the National Register...
Stately Oaks is an 1839 antebellum house listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its plain Greek Revival architecture is representative of the era in which it was built. It was originally constructed in 1839 by Mr. Whitmill Allen who sold his home to Robert McCord in 1858 and then moved to Tyler, Texas. It is located in Jonesboro, GA., the very city where Scarlett had to pay the taxes on Tara. Even though Tara only existed in Margaret Mitchell's imagination, she placed Tara in Clayton County where she had visited relatives who lived on a large plantation south of Jonesboro. Many of the stories she heard as a child are in the movie. Clayton County is truly home of Gone With the Wind. Also on site, are a one room schoolhouse, a tenant cabin, cook's house, country store, blacksmith shop and Native American Indian Village.
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Awesome trip- interesting and memorable! I enjoyed the friendly staff and the knowledgable your guides(in period costumes) lucked out by going in August for the annual mourning... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

When we visited Stately Oaks, the mansion was decorated for the Victorian Mourning custom. The tour guides that we had - Marge and Martha were very informative. Make sure you explore the outside grounds and the country store!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Awesome trip- interesting and memorable! I enjoyed the friendly staff and the knowledgable your guides(in period costumes) lucked out by going in August for the annual mourning tour - truly fascinating

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Smaller site than I expected being called a plantation. Wasn't the original site for any of the buildings there. Arrived at 11:15am and didn't want to wait 45 mins for the next tour through the house (done only on the hour), so we just paid $3 a piece to walk the grounds for about 30 mins. Map with info provided... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I am a huge Gone with the Wind fan and was intrigued that Margaret Mitchell's family and some of the novel were related to Jonesboro. This plantation house was one of the inspirations for Mitchell when writing GWTW. The tour is intimate and the tour guides are very knowledgeable of the house as well as of the customs and traditions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My family and I visit many historical places like this on a fairly regular basis. This was by far the most informative tour we have had yet! I was rather concerned at first with the size of the grounds, being as it did seem rather small. The only part of the grounds we were not able to tour was the... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Half day trip from Atlanta. Well worth it. We were there on a hot summer day, so grounds, although interesting, did not hold our attention. The mansion was lovely and comfortably air conditioned, clean and attractively decorated. I've seen many mansion tours and this one had some unusual items on display. I especially enjoyed being able to walk in and... More 

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Waynesville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I went to Stately Oaks last week, and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. My costumed tour guide was a wealth of knowledge, and she took the time to explain things to me. She also had a wonderful, and positive disposition. In some house tours, I feel rushed through each room, but that was NOT the case here. I got to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were visiting the Atlanta area over the July Fourth weekend and had checked out a number of historical sites before coming to Stately Oaks. We came fairly well equipped, having some prior knowledge of Civil War history and the battles in the countryside around Jonesboro. We found Stately Oaks impressive. There is an abundance of attention to historical detail... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Represents the Tara, in "Gone with the Wind", the story's fictional plantation. Jonesboro is 20 miles south of Atlanta. Stately Oaks Plantation , an 1839 Greek Revival. The Antebellum home has acres of rhoddendrons, and formal boxwood gardens. The house is straight lined Greek Revival style of the antebellum period. The house has parties, weddings, and tours.

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Jonesboro, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It was yearsago since I visited Stately Oaks Plantation, and the experience was wonderful. I stlill remember the setting . It was awesome!

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