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Stately Oaks Plantation

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Address: 100 Carriage Ln, at Jodeco Road, Jonesboro, GA 30236-8114
Phone Number: 770-473-0197
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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A low key but fascinating insight to the South

We popped in on the way back to the airport to catch the flight home. Its 30 mins max to the rental car drop off. The guided tour (from a very knowledgable guide in period costume... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped in on the way back to the airport to catch the flight home. Its 30 mins max to the rental car drop off. The guided tour (from a very knowledgable guide in period costume who will show you her period underwear if asked 😊) lasts about an hour and links the house back in time to the Civil... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The guide was really knowledgeable and explained how the family lived, some details around construction of the home plus interesting facts on the Civil War.

Thank suefu
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Stately Oaks Plantation. It was during a mock 'time of mourning' which had a casket in the front room and the tour guides were wearing black. It was very insightful and informative about the culture and superstitions surrounding death in the 1800's. It had some great exhibits. We will return again.

Thank veronicalglass
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this home as part of our road to tara tour, and then stopped by for our own tour afterwards. Facinating piece of the old south and a view into a world and a culture that no longer really exsists except for places like this. Well worth the time and the price if you like historical tales and seeing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife is a huge fan of historical plantations, so I decided to take her to stately Oaks. Art the tour guide made this trip worth it. He had great information and was entertaining and funny. We enjoyed some of the small details that he was able to provide about the community, the house, and the Civil War. Highly recommend... More 

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Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since we had to evacuate we thought we'd make a fun trip out of it. We went to Jonesboro to visit The Road to Tara exhibit. There we found out about the Stately Oaks Plantation that was built in the 1800's and later moved to this location. Since we had an extra hour we thought we would visit this beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Jonesboro to visit the Gone with the Wind Museum and decided to tour Stately Oaks. Our docent, Debbie, was in period costume and gave a wonderful tour. She was friendly, spoke clearly, and was engaging. Debbie was knowledgeable about the time period, the home, and families that lived here. Would def. recommend this tour!

Thank dhodges519
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the guided house tour! We got to explore all of the grounds, and everybody was so friendly and excited to share info about the plantation. We actually think it is worth a second trip!

Thank Randi S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I was so pleased with this visit for the Anniversary of the Battle of Jonesboro. The tour guides and volunteers dressed in period dress...lunch cooking over an open fire in the cook house, period dance demonstrations, musket firings, and a reenactment of the actual encounter between the mother and children of the home and the Yankee soldiers during the Battle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Ever since my wife and I visited Natchez, Mississippi, we have been hooked on plantation houses of the Old South. Many were destroyed during the Civil War, of course, but many survive and have been turned into tourist attractions and B&Bs. We never get tired of visiting them, from Natchez to Vicksburg to Charleston to Savannah to Nashville to Richmond... More 

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