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Stately Oaks Plantation

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Address: 100 Carriage Lane, at Jodeco Road, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone Number: 770-473-0197
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Stately Oaks Plantation

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Have lived nearby for 30 years and attended weddings, craft fairs and various other events at Stately Oaks but never actually taken the "tour" until last week when relatives were visiting. Our guide was wonderful - so many historical facts and a fascinating look at life and customs of that period. The price is very reasonable for such an informative... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The inspiration for the grand Tara in "Gone With The Wind" is shockingly modest in size. I was part of a coach tour and we assembled at the front of the house, We were split into two smaller groups.Both the male and female guides were dressed in period costume. I was in the group led by the male tour guide... More 

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Chelsea, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My husband planned a birthday trip for me to Stately Oaks Plantation and Road to Tara Museum. It was a day to remember and to reminisce the book of "Gone with the Wind" and the era of the time period in our country. The staff was very friendly, informative, and willing to share all the historical information they knew regarding... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The tour was very enjoyable. The grounds are interesting. Would've been nice to understand more of the relationship between the house and slavery; the focus was more on the experience of the homeowners. Beautifully decorated and preserved.

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Additional Information about Stately Oaks Plantation

Address: 100 Carriage Lane, at Jodeco Road, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone Number: 770-473-0197
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Jonesboro
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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