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Margaret Mitchell House

990 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Midtown)
404 249 7015
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Ranked #45 of 188 attractions in Atlanta
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Margaret Mitchell house was in very bad condition and in 1996 or 7 it almost burned to the ground. It has now been rebuilt. The house was an apartment/boarding house and Margaret lived in a ground floor apartment with her husband. This is where she wrote "Gone with the Wind". None of the furniture is hers but they have... More

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Carbondale, Illinois
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Wow! I was in awe the entire time! The staff was so knowledgeable about Margaret MItchell's life and her inspiration for characters in the book. I was fascinated the entire time. Even my fiance (who hates when I make him watch the movie) left with a greater appreciation for the book and the greatest movie of all time! We had... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Found in the heart of Atlanta's midtown business district you'll find this GWTW gem! You don't need a lot of time here (unless you plan to watch the making of GWTW movie), maybe an hour at most, but if you are a fan of the movie, you will certainly appreciate this museum. At $13 per adult, a private guide will... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is the house that Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone With The Wind in. There is a small museum on site next to the gift shop where you can browse until your tour is ready. Your group is led into the small apartment next door and the Margaret Mitchell story is told. Do not forget to check out the building in... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Spent day at history museum and came for last 2 hours to tour Mitchell house as it was included in history center ticket. What a good deal! The apt and film memorabilia across the way really give you a lot of insight into the making of the move. The tour guides are excellent. You feel like you really know who... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

How fun to transform to the quiet life of such a fascinating woman! Docents are SO passionate about their job and it honestly makes you believe Ms Mitchell will walk throughout the door at any moment. I had read reviews and complaints about the furnishings not being original to the house - but they are original to the period so... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This small house museum has excellent, well trained guides and a wealth of information and photographs of this unique author. You can see it in 60 ~ 90 minutes or there is enough material to interest the GTW-o-philes for at least two hours. Most interesting was the short about the making of the film, including outtakes of audition footage for... More

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Cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We went there as the wife had just finished the book and enjoyed it so much. As I love my wife (and for a quiet life) I went along. For those who have read the book it was everything they could wish to see and hear from a very enthusiastic hostess. For those who had not read the book it... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My niece and I spent a rainy afternoon today at the Margaret Mitchell house. Our tour guide, Margaret, was fantastic. She made Mrs. Mitchell world come into full focus, especially how and why she wrote Gone With The Wind, and lots of local color. In addition, the 75th Anniversary Exhibit of the Premiere of GWTW will open tomorrow on the... More

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Hampton, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

If you are a "Gone with the Wind" fan, either book or movie, this is a must see stop! Our tour guide was wonderful, very knowledgeable, warm & personable. Information on Mitchell's life, writing the book, and making the movie. 2 hour video on the making of the movie in an adjacent building: watch it all or take in a... More

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