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Margaret Mitchell House

990 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Midtown)
404 249 7015
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Ranked #44 of 191 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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Sanford, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I loved the movie so I did extensive research before I came here. The Margaret Mitchell house is an extension of the Atlanta History Center. First, if you purchase a ticket to the history center you get free admission to this museum within 9 days. Likewise, if you visit this museum first with your Atlanta history center ticket then they... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I am a huge GWTW fan and loved my visit to this museum. I didn't learn quite as much as I thought I would, but I'm still glad I went. Kind, informative staff and some neat pieces including a door from the Tara used in the movie, a huge painting of Scarlettused in the movie, and other artifacts from the... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This gives insight into MMs life as she wrote the book - actually I think this site predates the book a bit. I enjoy historical places, so I liked this museum. If you are looking for flashy or interactive, this is not the place for you. But to spend an hour or two walking through the apartment and museum gave... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautifully presented we learned all about her life and how her story fitted into the novel and the history behind it

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Ontario
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I must admit that I have never read the book or seen the movie "Gone with the WInd". We visited the Margaret Mitchell House as it was part of our City Pass and it far exceeded my expectations. The tour guide, Ann, is what really made the visit interesting and entertaining. She had quite a way of telling the history... More

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Portland, Oregon
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60 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Husband and I visited here a few days ago. We missed the first 10 minutes of the tour and were told that the next your was private and we would have to wait an hour for the next one. We decided to join the tour in progress. The ladies who work here were nice. The apt tour is neat but... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Who was Margaret Mitchell, the author of "Gone with the Wind", one of the best selling books of all time? This small museum will answer all of your questions about this amazing woman. When Margaret Mitchell married John Marsh, they didn't have much money and moved into a small apartment they affectionately called "the dump". That's what this museum is,... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

First of all, the Margaret Mitchell House is not really a house at all. It was a house converted into a 10 unit apartment complex. In one of the tiny units, the only one on the tour, is where Margaret and her husband lived. There is nothing original inside the apartment from Margaret, only period items from that era that... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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