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“Charming Attraction for "GWTW" Fans- a Must See!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Road To Tara Museum

Road To Tara Museum
104 North Main Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236
+1 770-478-4800
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Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Jonesboro
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Owner description: Located in the Official Home of Gone With the Wind, the Road to Tara Museum invites you to relive Rhett and Scarlett's epic romance. From the true stories of the 1864 Battle of Jonesboro to the characters that brought Margaret Mitchell's beloved novel to life, there is something for everyone. See original movie props and wardrobe items, reproductions of some of Scarlett's most famous dresses, items from the 1939 Atlanta premiere and a Civil War exhibit featuring the Atlanta Campaign and Battle of Jonesboro.
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“Charming Attraction for "GWTW" Fans- a Must See!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

This charming little museum is an absolute 'must see' for any Gone With the Wind fan. They have a cute, little gift shop and nice clean bathrooms you can use even if you do not pay to visit the actual museum.
This is a good attraction for the GWTW fan as well as anyone else that is interested in the Civil War. The museum is housed in the train depot of the town where an extremely important battle of the war was fought all around the town. The depot and tracks themselves are historical in terms of the battle that was fought over a period of a few days. The museum features information and pictures regarding the Battle of Jonesboro. Everyone in our party found something to learn from and enjoy.
I highly suggest that you take the bus tour that is offered from the museum. The tour is offered in a very clean, air conditioned mini-bus and teaches you about the homes, battles, people and actual events that Margaret Mitchell (the author of GWTW) researched and used to help tell her story of the Old South.
The museum and the bus tour were worth the money. The town is charming and it makes for a great stop over when traveling from Atlanta to Savannah. It is about a 15 minute drive outside of Atlanta. There is also a wonderful cemetery in Jonesboro for the Confederate Dead just a few blocks away from the museum.
If you are hungry and would like to grab some southern food, the very friendly museum staff suggested Butch's Restaurant. The food was average, but they offer many options and it was obviously a favorite among the locals as it seemed that everyone knew each other.
If you are in the area, definately check it out!* Note: devote 1 to 2 hours for museum alone. 2 to 3 if taking the bus tour.

Visited May 2013
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“For "Gone With The Wind" fans”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Housed in the restored train depot in Jonesboro, the Road to Tara Museum contains memorabilia related to "Gone With The Wind," including -- among other things -- detailed reproductions of the elegant costumes, Franklin Mint doll collections, posters and newspaper articles about the 1939 film. We recently watched the movie again in preparation for our trip to Jonesboro and McDonough, GA. This small museum is interesting, and the "Gone With The Wind" minibus tour was also entertaining. The $24,95 ticket included the museum and 90 minute bus tour. Jonesboro was a decisive battle in 1864, effectively severing the railway into Atlanta. Margaret Mitchell spent a lot of time in this area listening to the Civil War stories of the families who experienced the devastation. Local family lore and characters made their way into her famous novel.

Visited April 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Small”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I was expecting more to the museum than what was there. The movie was playing wish they had chairs so you could sit and watch. (just joking)

Visited January 2013
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“Excellent museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The museum has a great deal of items from the movie gone with the wind. It is small but well put together.

Visited January 2013
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“Jonesboro is a great little trip from Atlanta. . .”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Gives a very interesting perspective of Gone With the Wind writer Margaret Mitchell's maternal ancestors. Enjoyed the stories about the movie, which premiere in Atlanta December 15, 1939. Interesting exhibit and giftshop. Wonderful old cemetery and historic houses.
Mitchell's grandmother Annie Fitzgeral Stephens was born in the Jonesboro\Fayetteville area before the Civil War. Her father's sprawling farm house was called Rural Farm. Margaret would oftern visit. unfortunately Rural Farm is Gone With the Wind. Take public transportation or rent a car. Taxi is too expensive.

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