Gone With the Wind Tour

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Why We Love This

  • Stories of real life inspirations for Gone With the Wind characters
  • See places that have ties to the 1864 Battle of Jonesboro
  • Learn more about the woman behind Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Clayton County Tours

Immerse yourself in Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind on this tour that explores the details of the book and Margaret Mitchell's unique ties to Jonesboro. You get the inside scoop behind Margaret Mitchell and the Fitzgerald family, why Gone With the Wind was set in Jonesboro, and the historical significance of the Battle of Jonesboro. *Road to Tara Museum admission included in tour ticket"

What You'll Do

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.

Insider Tips

This tour includes admission to the Road to Tara Museum.

Meeting Location

The Road to Tara Museum - 104 North Main Street, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236

When To Arrive

Tour begins at 1:00 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour starts to check in.


August 12, 2019 - 

It was an amazing tour - very informative and exciting.

"A wonderful experience "

August 12, 2019 - 

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.


July 13, 2019 - 

Our tour guide Jack was the best!!!


June 20, 2019 - 

The tour was very insightful


June 4, 2019 - 

Very interesting. Really nice people that give tour and work at shop!

"Excellent "

May 17, 2019 - 

So glad we worked it in the schedule!

"Very Educational"

May 5, 2019 - 

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!!!

"Very informative "

April 20, 2019 - 

We enjoyed the tour and seeing the places that were an inspiration to Margaret Mitchell.


March 2, 2019 - 

I loved it. Very informative and fun.

"Great tour"

February 24, 2019 - 

Rick was awesome. Lots of facts about the area, Civil War history and of course GWTW. Fun afternoon worth the trip.

"Enjoyed it very much!"

February 10, 2019 - 

I expected a tour about GWTW but learned much about the battle of Jonesboro and it's bearing on the war. Very informative.


December 31, 2018 - 

More than I thought it would be.

"Best ever"

December 9, 2018 - 

So informative and interesting loved it

"it was good!!"

September 17, 2018 - 

The tour was informative interlaced with the stories between Battle of Jonesboro and Gone with the wind.

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