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Margaret Mitchell House

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Address: 990 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone Number: 14042497015
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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 tour that tells the story of the author, the Pulitzer Prize-winning book and the making of the movie.
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We went first thing in the morning when it opened and it was not busy. We first parked on the street and paid the meter, then realized there is free parking in the lot across the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Vonore, Tennessee

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The half hour tour is basically a quick history of the author. There isn't all that much to see, so if you aren't buying membership to Atlanta History Center or a HUGE Gone with the Wind fan, save your money,

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Vonore, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went first thing in the morning when it opened and it was not busy. We first parked on the street and paid the meter, then realized there is free parking in the lot across the street. We thought it was for the credit union, but then saw the sign that half of the lot is for the house. We... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My wife was very keen to visit the Margaret Mitchell House while we were in Atlanta and to be honest I wasn't really sure! The visit turned out to be really interesting and informative. The main reason for this was our guide, Jonathan. He was clearly a huge fan of the subject and he conveyed this in an entertaining and... More 

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Margaret is the writer of Gone With the Wind. Not a large house. Which makes it so much more meaningful to realize how humble she was and lived. Upstairs from their apt was a small museum of items about herself and husband plus news articles about the movie. Not a long tour but there is a separate building that shows... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There is not very much to it, but what there is tells a huge story! The staff is very knowledgeable, and everything is very authentic. Being from the Midwest originally, I love visiting sites that offer such rich, Southern roots. My parents really enjoyed this venue when visiting. (included in the CityPass!)

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Medford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed spending a couple hours going thru the house & exhibits. Wirth a visit if you are a Gone With the Wind fan.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The tour is tiny, as is the gift shop. But we enjoyed walking through the house and the yard, even staging some quotes from the movie on the back steps.

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I enjoyed this tour very much. I have read Gone with the Wind many times, but never knew much about Margaret Mitchell. I didn't know that she lived in a small apartment while writing the book, that Rhett Butler was based on her first husband, (who abandoned her)) , that she gave many scholarships to black medical students, that she... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Very well presented for fans of MM.. Its free and a two minute walk from the metro train station. Go here its worth the visit The only downside to my visit occurred when I asked one of the staff about a certain size in a particular t shirt that they had. They told me they don't stock all sizes, however... More 

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Cornelia, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My friends and I visited the Margaret Mitchell House and had a fabulous time with our children. We thoroughly enjoyed learning about Margaret's life and the history of the house, the area, as well as Gone with the Wind. Miss Margaret, our guide was simply an amazing, gifted storyteller. We were so sad when our tour was up. We could... More 

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