Gone with the Wind Itinerary

Atlanta’s history is filled with Southern soul

Although the movie premiered more than 80 years ago, “Gone with the Wind,” the movie and novel, still inspire curiousity 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

Morning

The Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum at Historic Brumby Hall features hundreds of artifacts and memorabilia, including the original Bengaline honeymoon gown worn by Vivien Leigh in her role as Scarlett O’Hara. Also visit the Marietta National Cemetery where more than 10,000 Union soldiers are buried.

Estimated time: 45 minutes for museum tour

Lunch

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.

Afternoon

Atlanta History Center features the largest collection of Civil War memorabilia in the country. Also affiliated with the Atlanta History Center is 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.
(NOTE: Margaret Mitchell House is at the Midtown campus of Atlanta History Center and is not open to the public at this time.)

Estimated time: 3 – 3.5 hours

Margaret Mitchell's writing desk and typewriter at the Margaret Mitchell House
Margaret Mitchell’s writing desk and typewriter where most of “Gone with the Wind” was penned

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.

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

Dinner

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.

Pittypat’s Porch has been serving old Southern charm for more than 40 years. Dishes include fried chicken and Georgia peach cobbler.

Other places of interest in and around Atlanta

Margaret Mitchell House at Atlanta History Center Midtown
Margaret Mitchell House at Atlanta History Center Midtown

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