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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
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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
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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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"Gone..." but Not Forgotten

Margaret Mitchell did not live in this three story house. She lived in one of six apartments in this multiplex. Nevertheless, it is a must-see stop while visiting Atlanta. This... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 14, 2015
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Lake Placid, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

It was good to be granted free admission with ticket for the Atlanta History Centre which we really enjoyed and it really merited a few hours. The house here on the other hand was fascinating if you were a fan and quite interesting to me, someone who was massively disappointed with the film and had no inclination to go on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Excellent tour guide (Bill), lots of goodies and easy to navigate museum. Keep in mind this wasn't Mitchell's house where she was born but rather where she wrote the book in one of the small apartments. The museum is tiny but there are lots of memorabilia from the premier and overall I found the museum to be very enjoyable.

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Lake Placid, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015

Margaret Mitchell did not live in this three story house. She lived in one of six apartments in this multiplex. Nevertheless, it is a must-see stop while visiting Atlanta. This venue is multifaceted including a visit to Mitchell;s apartment, an overview of the writing of Gone With the Wind, the transformation of the book into the movie of the same... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2015

If you love this old movie as much as I have since I saw it as a child, you would very much like this tour. Small but nice, next to apartment building is a smaller house with memorbial of the movie and the actual portrait of Scarlett O'hara seen in the movie, when Rhett Butler throws his drink on. Great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2015

Really great museum telling the story of Margaret Mitchell and her one novel Gone with the Wind. Interesting to find out that she was a trailblazer and despite only writing one book was a prolific journalist and philanthropist. An absolute must even if you haven't read the book or seen the film.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015

Great to visit, tour guide lovely and highly knowledgeable . Not a large place but nevertheless worth seeing. Staff extremely helpful and southern hospitality to the fore.

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Jacksonville NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2015

At the Margarete Mitchell house you will learn about the author and the Movie in a way that is very in lighting. You will come to understand that her life is interwoven into the charters in the movie and how for the time period this was the biggest block buster the world had ever seen. I went with my wife... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015

A most interesting attraction run by people who really love what they do. Guided tour essential and a good insight into life in Atlanta at that time never mind the GWTW angle.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2015

A visit here was on our travel itinerary although I am not a fan I would recommend this tour to anyone. I as well as other members of our group learned a lot about not only of Margaret Mitchell but the civil war, slavery and the deep south generally.

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Greensboro NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015

I found this museum most interesting in learning about the life and times of an unusual individual living in the Atlanta of the early 1900s. This is not really all about GWTW, but much more about the person and forces that led her to write the book. Be sure you take the guided tour, which is much much better than... More 

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