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Margaret Mitchell House

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Address: 990 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309-3901
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+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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Neat Place!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sally S
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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Horsham UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Buena Park, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting a boring tour and visit but it was anything but that. I actually learned a lot and seeing some of the pictures and paintings made you feel like you were back in the 1930's and 40's. Truly had a great time here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff is passionate about the house but apart from the typewriter that she used to do her reporting work on, none of the furniture is hers. Period pieces that the let you touch. The upstairs has a nice exhibit about the film premier.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bought the tickets to Atlanta History Center which included the Margaret Mitchell House tour. We thought the whole package was well worth it. My parents really enjoyed the Margaret Mitchell House and learning about the author's life story. Even I enjoyed the informative tour given by our tour guide Margaret.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

If you are a fan of the novel or the film, 'Gone with the Wind', or indeed both, I think this is a must see place. The guided tour gives you an insight into Margaret Mitchell as a woman and writer. It was fascinating to sit in the living room of the small apartment where she wrote most of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

This was an interesting visit for me because I have been a long time fan of both the book and the movie. As a matter of fact, Gone With the Wind is one of the few books I read again every few years. I think it is an important literary piece because it presents the events of the Civil War... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

This is a little gem to visit. You go through the house of the author and get a real feel to its quaint relaxed house. I must admit I enjoyed the tour around the house with our guide,although I have never seen the movie or read the book. From this experience I will now make an effort to go and... More 

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