You'll make a brief stop outside the Warren House, where the names and sentiments of soldiers who fought in the Battle of Jonesboro were found written on the plaster walls throughout the house, attracting the attention of a young news reporter, Margaret Mitchell. Walk through the Patrick R. Cleburne Memorial Confederate Cemetery. Get a glimpse of the fireplace chimney that was once on the grounds of the Fitzgerald home outside of Jonesboro, Margaret Mitchell's maternal family home. Hear an account of how Margaret Mitchell's family had connections to John Henry Holliday, better known as "Doc" Holliday of Tombstone, Arizona fame and stories about the real-life inspirations for such Gone With the Wind characters Melanie Hamilton, Ashley Wilkes, Gerald O'Hara, Frank Kennedy and Prissy. Find out how Jonesboro was impacted by the 1864 Battle of Jonesboro and how Margaret Mitchell wove the town into her epic story.
This tour includes admission to the Road to Tara Museum.
The Road to Tara Museum - 104 North Main Street, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236
Tour begins at 1:00 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour starts to check in.
It was an amazing tour - very informative and exciting.
My sister and I loved the tour. Didn't know that Peter Bonner narrated it and that made it even more enjoyable. Our bus driver was very entertaining as well. The museum was also splendid and very interesting. Loved that there was a section for Melly. I got to meet her when I danced at the 50th anniversary celebration. Thanks so much.
Our tour guide Jack was the best!!!
The tour was very insightful
Very interesting. Really nice people that give tour and work at shop!
So glad we worked it in the schedule!
We enjoyed our Gone With The Wind Tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and everyone was friendly. The museum was impeccably maintained. We would recommend to all fans of the movie and the book. Thanks!!!
We enjoyed the tour and seeing the places that were an inspiration to Margaret Mitchell.
I loved it. Very informative and fun.
Rick was awesome. Lots of facts about the area, Civil War history and of course GWTW. Fun afternoon worth the trip.
I expected a tour about GWTW but learned much about the battle of Jonesboro and it's bearing on the war. Very informative.
More than I thought it would be.
So informative and interesting loved it
The tour was informative interlaced with the stories between Battle of Jonesboro and Gone with the wind.