Southern Experiences

Gone With The Wind Trail: Part 2

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about two of the four attractions for the Gone With The Wind Trail. If you missed it, you can read it here.

Margaret Mitchell House

The best way to understand the woman behind the beloved book, Gone With The Wind, is to visit where she wrote the novel. The Margaret Mitchell House is a three-story apartment building that is located in Midtown Atlanta at the intersection of 10th Street and Peachtree Street.

Southern Exhilaration: Margaret Mitchell House | Gone With The Wind Trail Southern Exhilaration: Margaret Mitchell House | Gone With The Wind Trail

Southern Exhilaration: Margaret Mitchell House | Gone With The Wind Trail

This guided tour of Margaret’s apartment, which she affectionately called “The Dump”, will provide you a brief background of her life before, during, and after Gone With The Wind. Margaret was a bohemian, and in her early days she created quite the scandal in Atlanta! Despite her rebellious nature, she was a very private person. The only person to read her manuscript before it was read by an editor was her husband, John.

On the second floor of the Margaret Mitchell House you can learn all about the premiere of Gone With The Wind in Atlanta. It is filled with pictures and videos of the parade welcoming the celebrities to Atlanta, and of the premiere at Loew’s Grand Theatre.

There is also a stand-alone building that contains the picture of Scarlett from Rhett’s bedroom, and where you can learn all about the production of the film and see a replica entrance to Tara.

Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery is located less than a mile from the heart of downtown Atlanta, founded in 1850, and is the final resting place of many of Atlanta’s settlers, builders, and most noted citizens, like Margaret Mitchell.

If you are interested in learning more about the Civil War’s impact on Atlanta, check out these places!

Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30305

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive
Kennesaw , GA 30152

The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
2829 Cherokee Street
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Bonus! When you’re in Jonesboro be sure to drive past Rhett Butler Drive and Scarlett Drive!

Rhett Butler Drive and Scarlett Drive | Jonesboro, GA 

Margaret Mitchell House
Hours of Operations: Monday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. Sunday, Noon to 5:30 pm.
Apt. No. 1 Tours
Hours of Operations: Monday to Saturday, 10:30 am  to 4:30 pm. Sunday, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
General Admission: $13.00  Adults | $10.00  Seniors 65+, Students 13+ | $8.50 Youth 4 to 12
Historic Oakland Cemetery is a public park, and is open from dawn until dusk 365 days a year.