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Margaret Mitchell House

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Address: 990 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone Number: 404 249 7015
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Margaret Mitchell's one and only novel, "Gone with the Wind," was born in...
Margaret Mitchell's one and only novel, "Gone with the Wind," was born in an apartment in this turn-of-the-century Tudor Revival mansion. Now a museum on the National Register of Historic Places, the house offers visitors a 90-minute guided tour that tells the story of the author, the Pulitzer Prize-winning book and the making of the movie.
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We enjoyed learning more about Margaret Mitchell. The guide was excellent and gave us interesting info about Mitchell's personality and how the novel gone with the wind came into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My parents and I had a lovely afternoon at the house and museum. They honored my student discount, and a guided tour was included with the price of admission. Our tour guide, Linda, was very personable and knowledgeable about the woman Margaret Mitchell, her infamous book, and the epic movie it inspired. I especially appreciated learning of Mitchell's connections to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Don't be fooled by the size of the house, every corner is filled with GWTW memorabilia. The house tour is a must, very enjoyable thanks to the tour guides. There is also memorabilia for sale which I obviously aquired after a wonderful visit. A+ experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed learning more about Margaret Mitchell. The guide was excellent and gave us interesting info about Mitchell's personality and how the novel gone with the wind came into being.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

If you're a fan of Gone with the Wind, you should definitely go. If not, it is marginally entertaining, but you'd be missing something.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This complex, twice burned during refurbishment in the 1990's, is a true landmark for Gone With The Wind fans who want to see the 500 sq. ft. apartment Margaret and her then husband John Marsh once lived in. None of the furnishings are original to the 2 room apartment, but the tour given by the guides are so well given.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

To be honest I really did not want to go but my friends wanted to. Well I really enjoyed it, the tour takes about 30 mins and the film museum is interesting. It cost $13 to get in but if you get a local street map on Atlanta from any hotel, there is a $3 off coupon. This is not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This house and tour was pointed out to us by the Trolley Tour were took the day before. This tour was very interesting to hear about Mitchell's life. The videos about the Gone with the Wind Premier and the road to making Gone with the Wind were fascinating.

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

it is worth your time to visit here, if you are a GWTW fan. Don't expect anything grandiose: it is a small two-story museum detailing her life and the making/premier of the film, with her modest apartment in the back of the museum. Parking in this part of town is skimpy, so MARTA would come in handy when visiting here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Although small, if you are a Margaret Mitchell-Gone with the Wind fan, you will probably want to experience where the book was conceived and written. Because Miss Mitchell wanted to live on her husband's wages, they lived in a first floor apartment. She wrote in the living room by the front window, and called her quarters The Dump because it... More 

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Milton, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Things which may be helpful: 1) The parking for this place is on Crescent Ave in the lot for the Delta Credit Union; 2) The tour is a half hour, the "things to see" take another 30-60 minutes, and the documentary for the making of the film would take another hour; 3) By itself, this is an expensive museum ($13)... More 

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