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.

"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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