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Discover the world of Gone with the Wind author Margaret Mitchell on this guided, 3-hour tour around Atlanta. Visit the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum to see where the book was written. Stop at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library to see her Pulitzer Prize. Then see the Georgian Terrace Hotel, where the movie cast celebrated the premiere of the film in 1939. A Margaret Mitchell guide plus admission to the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum and the Road to Tara Museum in Jonesboro are also included.

Highlights

  • Enjoy stories told by Miss Margaret Mitchell herself (costumed guide)
  • See where the famous cast stayed for the 1939 movie premiere
  • Visit the apartment where Margaret Mitchell wrote her Pulitzer Prize–winning novel
  • See Mitchell's grave in the historic Oakland Cemetery
  • Admission to Jonesboro’s Road To Tara Museum and the Marietta Gone With The Wind Museum included

What You Can Expect

Margaret Mitchell's 'Gone with the Wind' Tour in Atlanta

'Gone with the Wind' was written on a Remington typewriter

This Gone With the Wind sightseeing tour begins with a meet and greet with the guide, dressed as the book’s author, Margaret Mitchell. Board a luxury coach for a trip around Atlanta to see the book and movie’s landmark locations.
Gone With the Wind was first published in 1936, the story set in Clayton County, Georgia, and Atlanta during the American Civil War and Reconstruction era. This historic novel was popular with American readers from the moment it was published and quickly became the top American fiction bestseller. To this day, it continues to be the second favorite book of American readers, just behind the Bible with more than 30 million copies printed worldwide.
Relax while traveling through Atlanta to trace Margaret Mitchell’s time in the city, learning stories about her life and work.
Visit the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, which she affectionately nicknamed “the Dump,” for a guided tour of the apartment where she wrote Gone with the Wind. The exhibit “Margaret Mitchell: A Passion for Character” presents her girlhood writings and eventual career as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal. Find out her motives for writing the book, how its popularity affected her life and the philanthropy that characterized her later years. Also, the “Making of a Film Legend: Gone With the Wind” exhibit details the transformation of Gone With the Wind from a best-selling novel to a classic film.
Then, drive to the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library to examine a special collection of Mitchell’s belongings. See the Remington typewriter she used to write the novel, her first drafts of the book and her Pulitzer Prize. Then, check out the original script of the movie with autographs from the film’s famous cast.
Speaking of which, back on the road, drive by the Georgian Terrace Hotel, where Clark Gable and the rest of the movie cast celebrated the premiere of the film in 1939 at the Gone With the Wind Gala.
Finally, travel to historic Oakland Cemetery where Mitchell was laid to rest in 1949.
As an added bonus, the tour includes admission tickets to the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum and the Road to Tara Museum in Jonesboro. A Margaret Mitchell guide, souvenir group photo and bottled water are also included.

Customer Reviews

Ronald D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

One of the best tours we have ever taken! Our Margaret Mitchell was a delight! She was so personable as she told us do much Atlanta history! Our driver was awesome also!

Ruth G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was absolutely wonderful. We have been to Atlanta many, many times and could kick ourselves for not doing this years ago. Our guide was great....she knew EVERYTHING about Margaret Mitchell, her life story, history of Atlanta etc. I highly recommend. Don't miss this. It will give you a detailed, valuable picture into the life of Margaret Mitchell and Atlanta.

MARIANNE Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour guide who took on the persona of Margaret Mitchell, made us feel we were taken back to that era.

Carolann N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I brought a friend of mine on this tour because of her love of Gone With the Wind! I must say I enjoyed it as much as she did, if not more. The ambiance that you all provide is exceptional and having Margaret Mitchell there continuously giving us background on her life was really a nice touch.

I would recommend this tour to anyone that is thinking about doing it it is well worth the money!!

Sharon A

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

Fascinating tour. Learnt so much about Margaret Mitchell

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