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Margaret Mitchell House

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Address: 990 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone Number:
+1 404-249-7015
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Margaret Mitchell's one and only novel, "Gone with the Wind," was...

Margaret Mitchell's one and only novel, "Gone with the Wind," was born in an apartment in this turn-of-the-century Tudor Revival mansion. Now a museum on the National Register of Historic Places, the house offers visitors a tour that tells the story of the author, the Pulitzer Prize-winning book and the making of the movie.

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a great piece of Southern history

If you are fascinated by Southern history and by the Gone with the wind story then you will enjoy a visit to the home where Margaret Mitchell penned one of the most iconic books... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael K
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had expected more at this museum. Not many real artifacts and displays were standard. There was a guided tour but the tour guide had too many people so you couldn't move through the rooms. We have an Atlanta History Center membership but I would have been annoyed if I had to pay full price for this.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I 'had; to visit for a book club and I ended up enjoying myself... lots of history is presented here and some great insight on how writers get inspired. Lots of great food in walking distance.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are fascinated by Southern history and by the Gone with the wind story then you will enjoy a visit to the home where Margaret Mitchell penned one of the most iconic books in American history. Mitchell has a really interesting story and there are a lot of cool little anecdotes about the book and the movie that give... More 

Thank Michael K
Alton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must admit - I was a little sceptical of our visit to the house of Margaret Mitchell, authoress of "Gone With The Wind". Books and films of that era don't normally interest me much - and this was a 'filler' activity on the morning of our flight home to the UK But - hold that scepticism! What should have... More 

Thank Meenzer59
Stockbridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such an inspiring experience!! Loved every minute of the self-guided tour through the museum.

Thank CarneyATL
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You see the picture of the building? That's not the Margaret Mitchell House, exactly. Margaret Mitchell lived in a tiny apartment on the ground floor in the back of that building. Tiny. It takes about 5 mins to go through the apartment. However, the "museum", is in the basement and features a lot of information about Ms Mitchell and the... More 

Thank Keaura
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

If you love Gone With The Wind, or you are from the era when the movie was produced and premiered, you will like this museum. There is a tour that takes about 30 minutes and it's informative about Margaret Mitchell's life and how she came up with the story. Other exhibits focus on her life some more and the most... More 

Thank Sally S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

probably the best historical tour guide we ever met, was Jonathan, a historian with a dramatic flair who brought is all alive. "Gone with the Wind" she wrote, an published little else as a book, though as a reporter she was prolific. Take in the whole GWTW tour around ATL - it's a great book and a terrific movie, never... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Since we bought tickets to visit the Atlanta History Center and the Swan House, we get free admission to Margaret Mitchell House within 9 days. If it wasn't for this, I would have skipped this house. There was not much to see, even for a Gone With the Wind enthusiast like me.

Thank Matthew J
Brandi W, Public Relations Manager at Margaret Mitchell House, responded to this review

Hi Matthew, we hate to hear you were disappointed in your visit. The home is dedicated to educating visitors on the life and legacy of Margaret Mitchell. We do this through a tour of her apartment, an exhibit on her life, and exhibit on the premiere of the film, and a exhibit about the making of the film, featuring pieces... More 

Stockbridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We visited the Margaret Mitchell House as part of the Atlanta History Center. While her apartment was small, the museum itself was quite the showplace. From the writing of the book, to the movie as well as Atlanta in the 70's part, it was quite enjoyable. Lots of information. Makes you proud to be an Atlantan.

Thank hd0bs0n

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