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.
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