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Margaret Mitchell House

Address: 990 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Midtown)
Phone Number: 404 249 7015
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Ranked #27 of 151 Attractions in Atlanta
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Margaret Mitchell's one and only novel, "Gone with the Wind," was...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Although the facility is small, the staff is knowledgeable. If you've seen the movie or read the book, you'll enjoy learning about Margaret Mitchell's life and seeing where her inspirations came from. Casual, expert tour. Our tour guide was possibly the best I've ever been with anywhere. My husband, who was expecting nothing, hasn't read the book and hasn't seen... More 

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Since Gone with the Wind is one of my favorite movies I just had to see this house. I am fascinated by all of the old time stories and ways of life from the past century, so this house was just that. A travel through time back to the 1900's

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Singapore
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189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I'm neither a fan of the famous novel, and I have difficulty sitting through the as-famous 1939 movie adaptation. So perhaps these factors made it difficult for me to get excited about what I was seeing and hearing during the guided tour. But don't get me wrong, it was still a pleasant experience to be here and be told the... More 

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Prague
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11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I think if you didn't really love Gone With The Wind, you probably won't get much out of this, but if you're a fan it is a lovely house to visit. I just liked seeing where the great Margaret Mitchell lived and it is satisfyingly historical.

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Calgary, Canada
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34 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Get the history of the times... the war story, the author's, and the story of the movie. You're more complete understanding including the setting of the author's residence. Margaret Mitchell was a character herself. If that bores you, leave your lady there with Margaret and hoof across the street to the Federal Reserve Bank. Deposit not required.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

It was so nice to learn more about Margaret Mitchell's life and times. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and shared wonderful details and stories about Margaret's world.

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Even though I have never read Gone with the Wind an am not a lover of literature, I am a lover of history and was unexpectedly fascinated by the excellent tour. Our guide expertly gave me an appreciation for the significance of this book. I'm very glad I went!

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Creola, Alabama
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My husband and I visited here in December 2014. I am a huge Margaret Mitchell/GWTW fan, so this was perfect for me. There is a guided tour, and two exhibits. We had a young man for our tour guide, and he was wonderful and very candid. The two exhibits are very informational. One is information on the premiere, another is... More 

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New York City, New York
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32 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

A small museum based in the building where Mitchell spent the first few years of married life, her childhood home having been lost. Interesting display on Gone with the Wind as a film. Guided tour around the two rooms Mitchell lived in was informative, if a little long. A must for fans!!

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The museum weighs heavily to her book GWTW, but there's so much great history behind the book along w some great trivia that you don't mind. The guided tour is very informative but not so long that you're bored. I've seen the movie several times but I now want to read the book!

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