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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 #30 of 143 Attractions in Atlanta
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, 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, 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Ottawa, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a fairly small museum focused mainly on a guided tour of the actual apartment in which Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone with the Wind. It's the knowledge the guide imparted about the remarkable life of the author herself which really made the tour worthwhile for me. Don't miss the exhibit in another building across the courtyard focused on the... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you are in Atlanta it is well worth taking the time to visit the Margaret Mitchell house, even if you are not a huge gone with the wind fan. There is a tour of the apartment she lived in while writing the book which is interesting and informative and exactly the right length (30-45 mins). The guide clearly has... More 

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Chicago
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The museum itself is small and not especially interesting on its own. Margaret Mitchell wrote most of Gone with the Wind in a first floor apartment in this building which houses period furniture. The rest of the first floor has several small exhibits (including her typewriter) and a gift shop (of course). On the second floor of the building are... More 

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Nashville, TN
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I agree with mvrag from Rugby, U.K. in the 10/11/2014 review. The Museum is interesting, and for me, worth the visit, but an anticlimax at best. I’ve rated 4 stars, though, because I’m happy there is a Margaret Mitchell House, it seems that a lot of people worked hard to keep SOMETHING here, and because there's SOMETHING here for GWTW... More 

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GROSSE POINTE WOODS
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

For GWTW buffs, a must see. The home where MM lived while writing Gone With the Wind. A short 2 block walk from the MARTA mass transit

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