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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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Stately Oaks is an 1839 antebellum house listed on the National Register of...

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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A much needed break from a long drive.....

That is what brought us to Stately Oaks Plantation. Heading back to Indiana, from a visit to Florida, we were looking for someplace to get us out of the car and stretch our legs... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

That is what brought us to Stately Oaks Plantation. Heading back to Indiana, from a visit to Florida, we were looking for someplace to get us out of the car and stretch our legs. Stately Oaks was the perfect choice. We arrived shortly before 2p enabling us to get a guided tour of the house with Ashleigh, an extremely knowledgeable... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stately Oaks Antebellum House, circa 1839, is located 5 minutes away from the Road to Tara Museum, the museum entry also provides a discounted ticket for the house. We left our visit too late in the afternoon, the last tour is at 3PM, however for a small fee you can walk the gardens, and explore the outer buildings. Very impressive... More 

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Thank Robert W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Great visit, with an Excelent tour guide. Even thogh the movie Gone With the wind was not made at the house, it is a nice place to feel like in TAra. For those who loves Gone With the Wind and lote of american history.

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Thank Helena S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Margaret is a terrific tour guide and we had a delightful hour and fifteen minute tour through the main house learning more Civil War and Clayton County history.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Nice place to visit when you want to experience the atmosphere of Southern living in the 19th century. It's not realy a plantation, but a 'plantation house'. It's located in Jonosboro, about 30 minutes from Atlanta. They do a nice tour (every hour) wich takes about 45 minutes.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This is no Tara, but you will find here an honest glimpse into everyday life of hard working, moderately wealthy family. The house itself is not a typical plantation size house, it's much smaller. But still, if you know what to expect, ie the history of time era, this is a must! Our tour was excellent and our guide was... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We visited Stately Oaks on a lovely Fall day. The grounds have a lot of outbuildings which are decorated in the period they were used. The best part of the visit was the tour guide who was dressed in period costume. I believe her name was Jennifer. She knew her history and made the visit fun. As we went from... More 

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Thank Liz C
Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Kathy was our tour guide for our group of 4. She was awesome - knowledgeable about the plantation history and surrounding area and answered all of our questions. We stopped there after the Road to Tara Museum and the Civil War Cemetery. We were on the lookout for a historical tour relative to the Civil War Era. This home was... More 

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We visited Stately Oaks with another couple, as part of a "small town/real south" day trip. We couldn't have been more delighted! Our tour guide Kathy was knowledgable and a charming hostess, too. She truly made history "come alive" with a very detailed explanation of the plantation house and the lives of the families who live there. A real treat... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Had the joy of visiting this delightful plantation last month! Just down the street from the road to Tara museum you will need a car, van or taxi. You absolutely can not get there by walking or by bus. Visited the day of the live reenactment. Enjoyed the festivities going on that day dancing ,cooking , firing, Medical demonstrations ...... More 

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