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“A must for any fan of the film”

Road To Tara Museum
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Margaret Mitchell's 'Gone with the Wind' Tour in Atlanta
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Jonesboro
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Owner description: Located in the Official Home of Gone With the Wind, the Road to Tara Museum invites you to relive Rhett and Scarlett's epic romance. From the true stories of the 1864 Battle of Jonesboro to the characters that brought Margaret Mitchell's beloved novel to life, there is something for everyone. See original movie props and wardrobe items, reproductions of some of Scarlett's most famous dresses, items from the 1939 Atlanta premiere and a Civil War exhibit featuring the Atlanta Campaign and Battle of Jonesboro.
Rhymney
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“A must for any fan of the film”
Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

A really good museum with lots of memorabilia from the film . Lots of costumes on display and very well set up . A small location that has made excellent use of the space available.

Visited August 2013
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Smyrna, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“For what it is.....”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

One of my mom's Mother's Day gifts was this tour. So my sister, mom and I headed 30+ miles south and enjoyed a few hours hearing, seeing and reading about not only "Gone with the Wind" and its author Margaret Mitchell, but also the Battle of Jonesboro. The last stand for Confederate forces before the surrender of Atlanta.
The Road to Tara museum offers a variety of memorabilia from the classic 1939 film. There is of course a gift shop with numerous items. The museum is undergoing an upgrade so the majority of the Civil War items were not on display. Dresses, photos and stories line the walls and display cases.
If you are a "Gone with the Wind" fan or a War Between the States buff be sure to check this place out. It proudly pronounces that it's the home of "Gone with the Wind".

Visited June 2013
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Upland, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Charming Attraction for "GWTW" Fans- a Must See!”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

This charming little museum is an absolute 'must see' for any Gone With the Wind fan. They have a cute, little gift shop and nice clean bathrooms you can use even if you do not pay to visit the actual museum.
This is a good attraction for the GWTW fan as well as anyone else that is interested in the Civil War. The museum is housed in the train depot of the town where an extremely important battle of the war was fought all around the town. The depot and tracks themselves are historical in terms of the battle that was fought over a period of a few days. The museum features information and pictures regarding the Battle of Jonesboro. Everyone in our party found something to learn from and enjoy.
I highly suggest that you take the bus tour that is offered from the museum. The tour is offered in a very clean, air conditioned mini-bus and teaches you about the homes, battles, people and actual events that Margaret Mitchell (the author of GWTW) researched and used to help tell her story of the Old South.
The museum and the bus tour were worth the money. The town is charming and it makes for a great stop over when traveling from Atlanta to Savannah. It is about a 15 minute drive outside of Atlanta. There is also a wonderful cemetery in Jonesboro for the Confederate Dead just a few blocks away from the museum.
If you are hungry and would like to grab some southern food, the very friendly museum staff suggested Butch's Restaurant. The food was average, but they offer many options and it was obviously a favorite among the locals as it seemed that everyone knew each other.
If you are in the area, definately check it out!* Note: devote 1 to 2 hours for museum alone. 2 to 3 if taking the bus tour.

Visited May 2013
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Bradenton, Florida
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“For "Gone With The Wind" fans”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Housed in the restored train depot in Jonesboro, the Road to Tara Museum contains memorabilia related to "Gone With The Wind," including -- among other things -- detailed reproductions of the elegant costumes, Franklin Mint doll collections, posters and newspaper articles about the 1939 film. We recently watched the movie again in preparation for our trip to Jonesboro and McDonough, GA. This small museum is interesting, and the "Gone With The Wind" minibus tour was also entertaining. The $24,95 ticket included the museum and 90 minute bus tour. Jonesboro was a decisive battle in 1864, effectively severing the railway into Atlanta. Margaret Mitchell spent a lot of time in this area listening to the Civil War stories of the families who experienced the devastation. Local family lore and characters made their way into her famous novel.

Visited April 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Small”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

I was expecting more to the museum than what was there. The movie was playing wish they had chairs so you could sit and watch. (just joking)

Visited January 2013
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