Gone with the Wind Itinerary

TOUR “GONE WITH THE WIND” SITES IN AND AROUND ATLANTA

Although the movie premiered more than 80 years ago, “Gone with the Wind,” the movie and novel, still inspire curiosity about Atlanta. Use this Gone with the Wind Itinerary to explore the events, fact and fiction, that put Atlanta on the map.

Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind" Movie Poster
Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone with the Wind” Movie Poster

MARIETTA GONE WITH THE WIND MUSEUM

The Marietta Gone With The Wind Museum is located at Historic Brumby Hall. The museum features hundreds of artifacts and memorabilia, including the original Bengaline honeymoon gown worn by Vivien Leigh in her role as Scarlett O’Hara, Margaret Mitchell’s personal volumes of the novel and a display dedicated to the African American cast. Also visit the Marietta National Cemetery where more than 10,000 Union soldiers are buried.

Address: 472 Powder Springs St SW, Marietta, GA 30064
Estimated time: 45 minutes for museum tour

Gone With The Wind Museum at Historic Brumby Hall in Marietta, Georgia
Gone With The Wind Museum at Historic Brumby Hall in Marietta, Georgia; Editorial credit: JHVEPhoto/ Shutterstock.com

MARY MAC’S TEA ROOM

Serving Southern staples for more than 70 years, Mary Mac’s Tea Room is a landmark Midtown eatery. The destination for a mix of Atlanta faithfuls, Mary Mac’s offers entrees such as chicken and dumplings, country fried steak, sweet potato soufflé and fried green tomatoes.

Address: 224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE

Take a tour of the Margaret Mitchell House at Atlanta History Center Midtown, or “The Dump” as Mitchell lovingly called her Midtown apartment. The museum includes the restored rooms where most of “Gone with the Wind” was penned, complete with Mitchell’s writing desk, period furnishings and original leaded glass windows.

The Margaret Mitchell House is part of Atlanta History Center, which features the largest collection of Civil War memorabilia in the country.

Address: 979 Crescent Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Estimated time: 3 – 3.5 hours

NOTE: Margaret Mitchell House is at the Midtown campus of Atlanta History Center and is not open to the public at this time.

Margaret Mitchell’s midtown apartment, "The Dump," where most of "Gone with the Wind" was penned
Margaret Mitchell’s midtown apartment, “The Dump,” where most of “Gone with the Wind” was penned

HISTORIC OAKLAND CEMETERY

Historic Oakland Cemetery is the final resting place of more than 3,000 Confederate soldiers and 16 Union soldiers, as well as Margaret Mitchell. The cemetery offers guided tours on weekends and self-guided tours each day.

Address: 248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, Ga. 30312
Estimated time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

The final resting place of Margaret Mitchell in Atlanta’s Historic Oakland Cemetery
The final resting place of Margaret Mitchell in Atlanta’s Historic Oakland Cemetery

LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT + BAR

Head to Livingston Restaurant + Bar at the Georgian Terrace Hotel. Found beneath the grand staircase in the hotel where Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable and Margaret Mitchell attended the after-party for the Atlanta premiere of “Gone with the Wind,” Livingston features a menu of seasonal flavors and hand-crafted cocktails.

Address: 659 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Entrance to the Georgian Terrace Hotel
ntrance to the Georgian Terrace Hotel; Editorial credit: Conchi Martinez / Shutterstock.com

MORE “GONE WITH THE WIND” SITES NEARBY ATLANTA

ATLANTA-FULTON COUNTY LIBRARY

The Atlanta-Fulton County Library (downtown branch) houses a permanent Margaret Mitchell exhibit on the fifth floor. Across the street is a monument dedicated to Atlanta’s most famous author. (Currently closed for renovations)

Address: 3295 Northside Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

ROAD TO TARA MUSEUM

The Road to Tara Museum, in nearby Jonesboro, exhibits a collection of Margaret Mitchell’s china, as well as original props, costume reproductions and a photo gallery, all of which offer a glimpse into Margaret Mitchell’s book and movie.

Address: 104 N Main St, Jonesboro, GA 30236

Road to Tara Museum in Jonesboro, Georgia
Road to Tara Museum in Jonesboro, Georgia; Editorial credit: JHVEPhoto/ Shutterstock.com

GONE WITH THE WIND TOUR

The Gone with the Wind Tour, also in Jonesboro, is a tour of the “Gone with the Wind” Historic District. In her book, Margaret Mitchell located Scarlett O’Hara’s home, Tara, in Clayton County. So, it is little surprise that the Clayton County Convention & Visitors Bureau tour provides information about Mitchell and her summer visits to her grandparents, the Fitzgeralds, near Jonesboro. Learn inside information about characters in “Gone with the Wind” and more about the Battle of Jonesboro.

Want to explore more history in Atlanta? Use our Civil War History Itinerary to learn about  notable Civil War sites and landmarks and our Civil Rights Itinerary to experience and learn about the people and places that made Atlanta the center of the Civil Rights movement through today.

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