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Margaret Mitchell House

990 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Midtown)
404 249 7015
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Ranked #43 of 194 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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Hinesville, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If you are a Gone with the Wind fan you definitely need to stop by. The guy that did our tour was very knowledgeable. You learn a lot about Margaret Mitchell and get to see where she lived. Lots of great memorabilia to look at too.

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We visited because it is included with the Atlanta History Center. By itself, $13 pp is very high. Tour is 1/2 hour and informative but its only a small 3 room apartment without original furnishings. Besides that there are two small galleries of photos about the movie and a video on the making of the movie.

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Orlando
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Margaret Mitchell called her apartment in this building "the Dump," and it's easy to see why. Yet, from this dingy, cramped space came one of the greatest American novels. Our tour guide was very charming and knowledgeable, tying Mitchell's life to the characters she created. The painting of Scarlett O'Hara in the building next door was a highlight. We also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Extremely informative tour of museum and Margaret Mitchell's apartment. Also in Tara exhibit, the original oil painting of Scarlett hangs and you can see the indentation where Rhett through his glass of scotch at the painting. This is a must see museum! If you visit the Atlanta History Museum, your admission to Margaret Mitchell House is free. I definitely recommend... More

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Tilghman, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you are a fan of movies and great works in history, then you must learn about Margaret Mitchell, who wrote Gone with the Wind. She lived in one of the apartments in this building when she was working on her only published novel and they have preserved it because of her habitation here. Otherwise I am sure there would... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were surprised at how the main characters in the book seemed to come from the author's own life. Guided tour is a must see, as well as the theatre showed the making of the movie. It was surprisingly good.

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Fairmont, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you have an appreciation for classical literature and love Gone with the Wind you will love learning more about Margaret Mitchell's life and connecting with her spirit by visiting her home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Before going here, I knew nothing about Margaret Mitchell. She is a fascinating person and the tour guide was great. It is not big...it is not filled with hundreds of things, but it is fascinating. Would not recommend for young kids. Margaret Mitchell is the author for Gone with the Wind.

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Jefferson, Georgia
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My 13 year old daughter was so fascinated by the author, Margaret Mitchell, and the movie, Gone With the Wind that we decided to venture into Atlanta to enjoy the Atlanta History Center and the Margaret Mitchell house in one day in June. We had a wonderful time. The tours of the Margaret Mitchell house are free. The ability to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I grew up watching (and loving) Gone with the Wind, and knowing that I had a couple of hours by myself to kill in Atlanta, I decided to visit the house and take a tour. I'm so glad I did. The tour guide was clearly knowledgeable -- giving interesting facts about Margaret Mitchell's life, her writing career, and the inspiration... More

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