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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 #40 of 332 things to do 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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New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We were pleasantly surprised when we did a tour of the Margaret Mitchell House. It was interesting and our tour guide, Margaret, was very informative. We were also able to sit and watch a film on how "Gone with the Wind" was made from interviewing all the people who applied for the parts of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara and... More 

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Westland, Michigan
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I'll confess. I've never read "Gone with the Wind", I've seen the movie once several years ago, and I only went because I got a free ticket thanks to the Atlanta History Center. All that aside, this was a well done facility and, while it is small, you leave thinking it was worth it and you want to learn more.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It doesn't matter if you've read the book or not. Go see where Martha Mitchell lived and wrote Gone With The Wind. You'll get a lot of Atlanta history and get a good idea of the era and the lady who is so well known here. Afterwards, go to Oakland Cemetery for a guided tour, including a stop at her... More 

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I knew nothing about Margaret Mitchell prior to going to her house, but always loved the movie Gone with the Wind. There were movie clips showing screen tests by different actresses for the role of Scarlett that were really amazing. It was also quite interesting to hear about the author's life and writing of the book. I would highly recommend... More 

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Lilburn
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The home where Margaret Mitchell lived while she wrote Gone With The Wind. They have exhibits of Margaret's newspaper articles, and a constantly running film about the premiere of the movies in Atlanta. The tour is about 35 minutes long and consists of discussing some pictures and things from Margaret's life, and then seeing the apartment where she and John... More 

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SPRING,TX
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Frankly my dear, you may not give a damn.....but it is very informative and fun place to visit. Learn the history behind the author, the workings of the book, and movie. Fact filled, don't miss it.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

A verbal history lesson which I enjoyed very much. We toured all aspects of the house and then were given a tour of the residence for Martha Mitchell and her husband. It was a a look at hearing and understandering Martha Mitchell and the writing of the book. We understood that the majority of the book was written right in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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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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