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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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Friendly staff, but...

But definitely know the book Gone with the Wind backward and forward or you'll miss 50% of the tour references... Pretty authentic and the stories they tell with the tourists are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

But definitely know the book Gone with the Wind backward and forward or you'll miss 50% of the tour references... Pretty authentic and the stories they tell with the tourists are entertaining. Worth the stop if you're in the area! [Stay in MORROW!! Sweetest town..]

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The plantation is beautiful. I visited with a bus tour and we were treated to lunch in the school. It was a fantastic meal and the woman overseeing the meal was wonderful. After the meal, the tour through the house was enjoyable. The lady providing the tour was extremely knowledgeable and answered all the questions asked. She even discussed women's... More 

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

We went on a Saturday afternoon and took the 1 PM tours. The tours start at the top of each hour. Sandra and Connie did a great job of giving us a tour of the house. The tour really takes about 75-90 minutes and you need another 45-60 minutes to tour the grounds. They have a store there called Juddy's,... More 

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Puyallup, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Loved being a part of the history of the south.the ladies shared stories that were really neat to listen to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Beautiful home. Best to visit when civil war reenactments are in session. Many activities for families and display of civil war history. The Battle of Jonesboro was very strategic in the Civil War. You will learn more at Stately Oaks. The ladies and men are in period clothing. Easy parking. A short drive from the Road to Tara museum.

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East Granby, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My husband and I Really enjoy family history. We are a couple of "snowbirds" looking for attractions while in George. The historical society inJonesboro has done an excellent job of staging this home with authentic antique furniture , memorabilia and reproduction pieces. The tour was about an hour long with a knowledgable guide. I half expected a gentleman from 1860's... More 

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The South
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you have ever wondered what the inside of a pre-Civil War-Civil War era house looks like on the inside, this is your chance. The home is an old home that was relocated from another part of Clayton County, Georgia, to be used as an historic site. With the house, you get an opportunity to see what an old house... More 

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South Euclid, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

A great house tour that covers the history of Stately Oaks and the Jonesboro Battle close to the end of the Civil War.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

During our daughter's spring break we decided to tour a Plantation. We were near Stately Oaks and made the choice to drive there and take a tour. The tour was lead by a knowledgeable employee who provided the history of home and those families who lived there over the many years. The furnishings were explained in detail as to there... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My sister and I were given a personal tour by a costumed guide. She was very knowledgeable about the house and it's history in the Civil War. The house is beautifully decorated in 1800's furniture and makes you feel like Scarlett O'Hara. The house is beautiful on the outside too and perfect to take pictures in front of.

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