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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...more
104 N Main St, Jonesboro, GA 30236-8315
+1 770-478-4800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While on a quick trip to the Atlanta area, we stopped by the museum. The staff was very friendly and the ticket price was reasonable. The costumes are wonderful to look at. I recommend stopping in.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Beth H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is in the old railroad depot along the tracks right in downtown Jonesboro so it is well signed and easy to find. It is also accessible and has flush restrooms and air conditioned with an ice cold drinking fountain. That is reason enough...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic gem in Jonesboro. Georgia. Civil War history oh Jonesboro included. Orginal dresses on display. Staff super nice. Lovely little gift shop attached. Highly recommend. Need about an hour, but no more.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Angela M
Reviewed November 2, 2018

If you’re a fan of the movie “Gone With the Wind,” you’ll enjoy the Road To Tara Museum. Jonesboro is where the final battle of the Civil War Atlanta campaign was fought and is the location of the mythical Tara Plantation from the novel. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Phil G
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Lovely friendly staff...very helpful...loads of artefacts...well worth a visit...very reasonable entry price too!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank maureenT
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Excellent museum for fans of gone with wind. Tour was great. Driver was so informative as well as welcoming. Really recommend taking time to do this. Lived every minute.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Carol A M
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Very informative tour. The tour guide was very informative and knew the local history. All the stops on the tour had interesting aspects.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Nicolia H
Road_to_Tara_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Road To Tara Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thank you for your review. Our tour guides are locals who love this community and enjoy sharing their stories along the way.

Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

$7 bucks for museum and $21 bucks for the tour! Missed the tour only two per day. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly! You can look through the museum in 30-45 minutes.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gustave D
Reviewed July 8, 2018

I was driving through Clayton County when I suddenly remembered that Scarlett O'Hara was from Clayton! I quickly pulled over and google searched the connection to be sure and the top listing was for the Road to Tara museum in Jonesboro a 10 minute drive...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank devonelizabeths
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Lovely, nice and interesting information. I love this unique collection of Gone With The Wind manuscripts, costumes.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank At L
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June 20, 2017|
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Response from lv2tvlatl | Reviewed this property |
Weekday is less crowded. Make sure you do the bus tour before going to the museum. Mitchell house is in Midtown Atlanta and everything is about 30 mins south of the city.
March 20, 2017|
Response from Road_to_Tara_Museum | Property representative |
The bus tours take about an hour and fifteen minutes, but can take up to an hour and a half with an optional stop at Arts Clayton Gallery. The museum is self-guided, so that's at your own pace.
February 10, 2016|
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Response from Ilovekoalas99 | Reviewed this property |
I hear the Margaret Mitchell house is the best! I haven't been to either of the places you are asking about. I would read the reviews on those two places here on trip advisor to make your best decision since you only have... More