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