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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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Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Dapto, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Margaret Mitchell wasn't born in this place, but the book was. She wrote it in there while she was housebound after a car crash, apparently. The 'house' was a block of flats and she lived with her husband in flat 1. They have the flat set up as authentically as they can, it does look great. The tour guide was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We're totally not fans, but this was one of our best stops thanks to our guide who was a fabulous story teller! We learned much about Margaret Mitchell & how private she was (gee, she probably wouldn't like we learned all about her! lol!) and never wanted anyone to read her novel. This is the apartment where she wrote most... More

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Sanford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was a wonderful tour. I learned so much about Margaret and THE DUMP!!! The tour was WAY MORE than I expected, very entertaining. Wonderful history lesson about her life and how she connected the book to it. No high tech here and none needed!!!

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