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Margaret Mitchell House

990 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Midtown)
404 249 7015
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Ranked #40 of 195 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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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I have only watched the movie, Gone with the Wind, one time. I have never read the book either. So, I was not the biggest fan of the author, but our guide was so inviting and hospitable that I have had a change of heart. There is parking right across the street. There is little walking as there is an... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was a great tour! Learned lots of information that I never knew. Well worth it! The house has lots of pictures and information about Margaret Mitchell. They even have a re-creation of her apartment. Very cool!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The house tour was directed by a charming lady named Margaret who share the history of the time Margaret Mitchell lived in the house and wrote Gone with the Wind. The tour also included a film history of the making of the movie and the video of the premier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Margaret Mitchell house (author of Gone with the Wind) is a perfect stop for the sightseer who likes to take history in small-bites. You can do this visit in 30-60 minutes and not feel rushed. It's an easy walk from the Marta. The house and the life of Margaret Mitchell at the turn of the century is the focus,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I had a wonderful tour of MM home. It is a replica of where she wrote the book but my guide was great. I came here straight from the airport & lucked out. My tour lasted about 45min compared to others who said 30min. She had so much info about Margaret, I felt like I grew up with her. I... More

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Explore one of the early residences of the author of Gone With the Wind. Great exhibits and a film on the making of the film version of the book. Great book store!

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Hinesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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

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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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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