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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Inspiration for Gone with the Wind. Very educational seeing and learning about the house, the log kitchen, and the old school house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable. Loved the house and all its furnishings. We learned many things about the period.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

We drove my best friend down for a trip and it was one of the best most informative tours I have ever taken and I had taken quite a few highly recommend a visit to stately Oaks.

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

Great tour! The guide was in period dress (she even showed us how many layers of petticoats ladies were supposed to wear!) Glad I wasn't around in those days. She was extremely well informed and gave a great tour. Nice to see a real plantation house not some rebuilt one. Very informative and well worth the trip to Jonesboro, though... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Took the tour today and so glad we did. The docent was extremely friendly and we could tell she is passionate about her job. It was so informative, and we learned some interesting facts about the Civil War time period. We had our teenage granddaughter with us and she too enjoyed the tour. highly recommend this tour.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Kathy, dressed in a period hoop dress, imparted information about the ways and means of the generations of people that have proceeded us. The other structures on the grounds were a collection of items brought to the area that gave us an insight on how small of a space we need to live. Many thanks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I have been to other historical homes, and the guide at Stately Oaks today was more informative then any other tour guide I have listened to. I appreciated her friendliness and willingness to answer questions. I only wished the grounds were more 'plantation' like with more open area, however they are restricted to the amount of land they own. For... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Took a Saturday afternoon tour. Our tour group was small. Our Docent was very informative and fun. The plantation grounds have a village from the 1830s time frame that one can visit after the house tour.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Miss Connie and Miss Ashley gave us an excellent tour. Totally honest and from the heart - did make me want to watch "Gone with the Wind" again. Entertaining and informative - well worth the time when you are in the area! A S Jackson

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