Stately Oaks

Stately Oaks, Jonesboro: Hours, Address, Stately Oaks Reviews: 4.5/5

Stately Oaks
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Stately Oaks is an 1839 antebellum house listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its plain Greek Revival architecture is representative of the era in which it was built. It was originally constructed in 1839 by Mr. Whitmill Allen who sold his home to Robert McCord in 1858 and then moved to Tyler, Texas. It is located in Jonesboro, GA., the very city where Scarlett had to pay the taxes on Tara. Even though Tara only existed in Margaret Mitchell's imagination, she placed Tara in Clayton County where she had visited relatives who lived on a large plantation south of Jonesboro. Many of the stories she heard as a child are in the movie. Clayton County is truly home of Gone With the Wind. Also on site, are a one room schoolhouse, a tenant cabin, cook's house, country store, blacksmith shop and Native American Indian Village.
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Beckster4926
Sterling Heights, MI1 contribution
Apr 2022
My sister-in-law and I just visited Stately Oaks last week. What a lovely experience. There was so much history tied to this site. I'd heard that this house was in "Gone with the Wind," where the movie's heroine, Scarlet O'Hara, went to pay her taxes. The tour guide, Ms. Connie, was a pleasure. She has done this for decades, and she was so very well-versed and engaging with her audience. I'd recommend this for anyone looking up "Gone with the Wind" movie attractions in the Atlanta area! And, use your AAA Membership discount when you buy tickets online.
Written April 19, 2022
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LAURIE S
Buckhannon, WV372 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Property is only open Friday through Sunday. Tours are on the hour. Get the house ticket which includes everything-senior discount available. Steve our docent had wide breadth of knowledge with the ability to connect historic facts with everyday sayings. He was patient and didn’t rush through the rooms. Outdoor buildings are either reproductions or moved from other locations. Outdoor bathrooms very clean. Gift shop on property. Use gps as carriage lane leading up to property is not marked.
Written November 20, 2021
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L Anders
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Jul 2021 • Family
Our teenage daughter, an avid fan of Gone with the Wind, was thrilled as we drove up to the beautiful Stately Oaks, a surprise stop over on our way home from our beach vacation. The tour guides adorned in period dress were knowledgeable and entertaining as they helped you step back in time to the Civil War days. Adding interesting details of the life of Margaret Mitchell and the inspiration for her writing of Gone with the Wind and the subsequent making of the movie just enhanced the experience. Included on the grounds were a small school, original log kitchen, outhouse and country store. It was well worth the extra 2 -3 hour stop over on our trip! When asked how many stars she would rate the experience out of 5, my daughter quickly responded -“20!”
Written July 18, 2021
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KMac
Oregon Coast, OR1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Friends
Darlene the tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. The tour does not take your whole day and easily fits into an afternoon. Grounds are sweet and little gift shop has some cute treasures all reasonably priced.
Written May 2, 2022
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Walter H
Fayetteville, GA, United States4 contributions
May 2021
This made for an interesting afternoon in the Jonesboro area. The house is lovely and gives some insight into the mid 1800 plantation homes of Georgia. Amazing how this large home was relocated to the present sight and saved for history. Steve our guide, was fact filled and gave us a very interesting tour. The house is filled with all sorts of interesting trivets from the past to keep your attention around every corner. The house is well preserved as also all the artifacts inside. While the grounds could use a little work, it shouldn't discourage anybody from discovering the historical treasures within, as this is where the history lay. I would allow 2 hours to enjoy the house tour and the grounds.
Written May 23, 2021
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Stephanie J
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Family
Darlene was a great historian and story teller. A very personalized tour with a peak into history and real people’s lives. This was exactly what we were looking for. If you want to get out of the city and experience small town and southern history, highly recommend.
Written February 22, 2020
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Thank you for your visit and review. We are proud to have Darlene as one of our volunteer docents. She will appreciate your kind remarks.
Written August 25, 2020
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Reynaldo A
4 contributions
Apr 2022
I recently visited this "Plantation" Home since I was a fan surrounding the history of the Civil War. The woman leading the tour was very friendly and knowledgeable. She also left us with tidbits of information that was fascinating. This was a very enjoyable visit.
My only concern - the use of "servants" instead of "slaves" - even if they were well treated.
Written May 7, 2022
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Melissa E
Milwaukee, WI15 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Love all the Gone with the Wind history that comes with this tour. Very interesting to see one of the few buildings in the area still around that you can tour. Guide was very informative. Nice that they have other outbuildings from the era that you can also see.
Written February 19, 2022
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Mike B
48 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Wife wanted to go on a tour of a plantation house while in Georgia. I came across Stately Oaks and I’m glad that I did. If you are looking for a tour of a plantation house, it doesn’t get any better than this. The Tara plantation from “Gone with the Wind” is based upon Stately Oaks. The curator (Steve) is charming and a wealth of knowledge (for both the Civil War and the movie). The gift shop has a lot of unique items as well. I highly recommend visiting if you are ever close to the Atlanta area.
Written January 2, 2020
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Thank you so much for your visit and kind review. We are proud to preserve and share the history of Clayton County, GA as well as that of Margaret Mitchell and her famous novel.
Written January 3, 2020
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Terry H
4 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
Stately Oaks house is a part of the Margaret Mitchell Memorial Park. It is probably the best representation of antebellum architecture I have ever been permitted to look around in. The house is furnished with period furnishings.
The staff is extremely knowledgeable, accommodating and professional.
The village around the house is comprised of buildings that were brought to the park from elsewhere.
Be sure to explore the store.
Written March 13, 2022
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