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Margaret Mitchell House

990 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Midtown)
404 249 7015
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Ranked #44 of 193 Attractions in Atlanta
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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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Midlothian, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the self guided tour of all the information about the movie and the premiere in Atlanta. But it was the guided tour that made it all worthwhile. We had an excellent guide who made Margaret Mitchell come alive for us. If attending this attraction, be sure and take the guided tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We ere in neighboring norcross for a writers conference and had an extra day. So it only seemed right we visit the Margaret Mitchell House, where 90% of Gone with the Wind. The tour was amazing. I learned so much about the author in general and the south in particular. The tour guide was fantastic, a wonderful story teller. I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

What great fun! I thought this was going to be a bust, but it was magical. I'm enthralled with the movie they show " the making of a legend" about the making of the movie. The inside information you get if you take the tour is great. You can just go there for free and not take the tour and... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

If you want a fun tour of a couple of hours in Midtown Atlanta, the Margaret Mitchell House is worth it. My wife and I are both writers, and were in town for a writers conference so this was a stop we wanted to make. I was a bit taken aback at first that Margaret, our tourguide is African-American. Shows... More

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Gone With the Wind is my all time favorite book. With that being the case, I have wanted to tour the Margaret Mitchell House for some time. I am glad that I was finally able to do it. I gained lots of new information and history about both Margaret Mitchell herself and the making of the movie. If you are... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Having visited the Atlanta History Center we had free admission to Margaret Mitchell’s house. We made the last tour of the day. Personally I found this to be a something and nothing kind of place. Yes the house was where Margaret Mitchell penned the novel Gone with the Wind and lived for a period of her life but the actual... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We haven't even read the book or seen the movie but figured we're in Atlanta, it's a huge part of it's history it's a must to go see. NOTE there is a COUPON in the Atlanta Map. We missed that we were went. There is a film that plays about the making of the movie. I don't know how long... More

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Longport, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If you a Gone With the Wind fan you will enjoy visiting this site. There is a lot of memorabilia here. It is not actually Margaret Mitchell's house, but her apartment where she wrote 90% of the book. What made this five stars for me was the tour guide, Margaret. She was everything a tour guide should be. Margaret is... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great docents. I enjoyed my visit to the museum. It's the 75th anniversary of "Gone With The Wind". You will learn about the author and why she only wrote the one Best Seller. You will see how the filmed the movie and the techniques they used. You will be in the same apartment where she wrote 90% of the book.... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is the apartment building in which Margaret Mitchell lived when she wrote Gone With The Wind. Her apartment is surprisingly small. The docent was very knowledgeable and interesting. If you go, take the subway. It stops about 2 blocks away.

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