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Stately Oaks Plantation

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Address: 100 Carriage Lane, at Jodeco Road, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone Number: 770-473-0197
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Stately Oaks is an 1839 antebellum house listed on the National Register of...

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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History came alive

Awesome place to visit and the admission price was very reasonable. About an hours worth of history by a "costumed" guide who was knowledgeable and very engaging. If you are a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Awesome place to visit and the admission price was very reasonable. About an hours worth of history by a "costumed" guide who was knowledgeable and very engaging. If you are a fan of Gone with the Wind movie/book or just a history buff, this stop was well worth the time and money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Model A car club had a delightful visiting to Stately Oaks this past weekend. The docents, dressed in full period attire, were really knowledgeable and clearly love being involved with this fine example of Georgia's history before, during, and after the Civil War. You can also learn how the history of the area and particularly the Battle of Jonesboro... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I toured the Stately Oaks Plantation on July 4th. I was the only person in my tour and was lucky enough to get two tour guides- Ashleigh and Debbie. They were excellent. I enjoyed the tour and the conversation and felt like a VIP. I would go back and do this tour again and I highly recommend it to anyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I wanted to visit the house of Scarlett. Okay, on this part, this house is vaguely related to the house in the movie so you may be disappointed on that aspect but I have learnt a lot. The guide was very nice, very interesting and knowledge full. So if you are like me, enjoying antiques and wanting to learn more... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We had a tour of the plantation home and in walking around the grounds found other docents very willing to demonstrate various trades, such as blacksmithing, butter churning, quilting, furniture making, story telling,and artifact conservation. We had a great visit.

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Peachtree Corners, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I was searching for an antebellum plantation home to visit and learn about Civil War life. This was only about 15-20 minutes from the Hartsfield Jackson Atl Airport and easy to find just off of highway 54. When we arrived we purchased tickets from the adjacent country store and found others from Florida and Kentucky who had traveled to visit... More 

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Augusta, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Jonesboro for the afternoon and were looking for something to do. This and the Road to Tara Museum were about it. This place used to be owned by Margaret Mitchell's great grandfather and was interesting from that historical fact. We have seen similar houses with more original artifacts than this home, but it is still very interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We needed a docent to enter the stately oaks plantations, the house is very small, 3 rooms to enter, 3 rooms to look at, excluding hallways. Rest is used as a staff space. The decorations showing the history is superb. Docent guide, an old lady named (Hopefully, I am remembering this correctly) Ann, was really passionate about her job, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

The guide was very knowledgeable, the house is full of interesting authentic things, and she knew lots about them... Cosy garden around the house.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Very good tour. Guides were very knowledgeable and welcoming. I learned a lot about life during the Civil War.

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