Margaret Mitchell House
Margaret Mitchell House
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Margaret Mitchell's one and only novel, "Gone with the Wind," was born in an apartment in this turn-of-the-century Tudor Revival mansion. Now a museum on the National Register of Historic Places, the house offers visitors a tour that tells the story of the author, the Pulitzer Prize-winning book and the making of the movie.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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betty g
New York City, NY151 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We were very excited to visit the Margaret Mitchell house, as her novel Gone with the Wind is an old favorite. However, the tour was a disaster! Our guide seemed to hate both Margaret Mitchell and her novel! He said bizarre things like 'Rhett Butler is Han Solo' (??) and then lectured us all as to why we shouldn't like Gone with the Wind. It was like Comic Book Guy was giving us this tour.
Why oh why is this the person who was hired to do these tours? How about someone who is informed and passionate about Mitchell and her novel?
I hope to come back in the future and get a real tour.
Written March 31, 2020
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Laurie W
Newark, OH198 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
All this is is the tenement where Margaret Mitchell and her husband rented an apartment while she wrote Gone With The Wind.. But it's really interesting if you love her, the movie, or history. Also, take the tour! It's totally worth the money! Those guys know what they're talking about.
Written January 19, 2020
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Tracey R
Tucson, AZ76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
In the middle of the high rises and upscale apartments, this museum is a nice place to see what Atlanta used to be like. The guided tour by the docent, Margaret, was interesting and she was very nice. I felt underwhelmed as it is really just a tour of a few rooms making up Mitchel's apartment. The room about the movie didn't really have much to see. Overall, it was nice for a short visit, I only stayed about an hour.
Written February 12, 2020
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666Suzi666
Welwyn Garden City, UK213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The husband didn't fancy going, but came along and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. The house is just as it was when the book was written, and our tour guide was excellent, explaining the time period very well. In the gift shop she wouldn't let me buy a dvd because it wouldn't play in the UK. Very helpful!
Written February 28, 2020
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Tamara M
Atlanta, GA1,272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My husband and I were able to visit the Margaret Mitchell House in January. We are fairly new to Atlanta and want to see all we can, the Margaret Mitchell House was on our list. We really enjoyed our tour. Our tour guide was entertaining and the group was just the right size. We did not know a lot about Margaret Mitchell, so it was interesting to learn about her life. The gift shop is defintiely worth a look too.
Written June 19, 2020
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Jill M
Alpharetta, GA14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
My husband and I were in town for the weekend. Being a Georgia Native I have never been to teh House. It was worth going and seeing but not as much as I thought it would be. I would recommend doing a self guided tour. The guided tour is the same price but 2 hours. We were done in 45 minutes and took time to read everything. I would have liked to see more items but if you have seen or read Gone with the Wind you should give it a look.....
Written February 19, 2020
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dkccmoore
State College, PA177 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Does not appear to be open. No signs on any doors. My wife loves Gone with the Wind. You can walk around outside. Home is pretty but no inside tour ee could find. Drive to Covington, Ga if you want a true mansion. 12 Oaks for Ashley Wilkes mansion.
Written July 6, 2022
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FarAway11307
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is horrible. You first site and watch a 30 min. video, that you froget what is was about as soon as you get up. The the place looks very ragaly, not historic. Lastly the tour feels like your walking through someones back yard. It is not interesting at all.
Written April 29, 2004
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TravelingLiterati
Greenville, SC9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I toured the Margaret Mitchell Home on March 10th along with three of my best friends. One girl is a movie buff, the other three of us were English majors in college; thus, we were already excited to see the home and museum. But our enthusiasm was quelled before the tour even began.

We arrived about half an hour before an afternoon tour was scheduled. The DVD player quit working that moment, so we were unable to watch the informational movie. The walls were covered with posters and pictures giving tidbits of information about MM's life. Be sure to read and absorb all of these, as they're the only information you'll ever get.

The tour guide the four of us (all early 20s) and three other, older women over to the house. We were all asked to shut off our cell phones; the older women all gave a "oh, thanks for reminding me" speech while my friends and I watched on (we didn't need to be told). The tour guide then lectured us about how the "younger generation always need their cell phone contraptions and they always start yacking during my tours and don't show respect." I didn't come to the MMH to get a lecture about cell phone use.

The home/apartments are understandably unoriginal thanks to the two boughts of arson that occurred. But the renovation of the first floor leaves nothing but green carpet and white walls, not a historic rendering of the old building. Old photos hang from the walls with informational paragraphs. Throughout the entire tour, we heard very little about MM and a whole lot about the city's history and random, controversial topics that the tour guide would interject along with her opinion, only to end with, "but that's not relevant to this."

One thing the website fails to tell you: this is an INTERPRETIVE museum. There are items in MM's apartment (the only furnished part of the tour) that are LIKE what she owned; you are paying $13 to see nothing original. Once in the apartment, the tour guide rambled about unrelated topics and often said, "now, we can't be sure, but I'M sure that MM was..." The guides opinion and comments far outweighted the facts we'd paid to hear, and both her attitude, abrasive voice and unorganized talks made the tour frustrating and tiring. The basement tour of civil rights photographs was interesting but even more irrelevant.

The guide pointed out that MM loved to study the slang of her day, so our guide would repeatedly say, "as the youth of today might say..." followed with, "now, let me welcome you to her crib" or other nonsense. This made for an extremely awkward and not an INFORMATIVE tour like we'd looked forward to.

As we left the building for the gift shop (a tacky place where the woman behind the register kept saying, "be sure to spend lots of money!"), the guide began to yell at us to hurry up so she could get ready for her next tour. One of the older women was moving understandably slow through the door when the guide began yelling; what a rude thing to do!! She told us when we got to the gift shop to then hurry across the street to the movie museum, where some director of the MMH would give us a tour. We got there, only to see the director sit down by the door and start talking on her phone. Our paid-for tour became a self-guided tour!

I'm not surprised that they didn't offer comment cards afterwards. We came from the Joel Chandler Harris home in Atlanta earlier that morning and were EXTREMELY pleased by our much cheaper, much more informative tour. If you want to actually learn something abut Margaret Mitchell and not have to spend an hour with an off-putting cynic for a tour guide, then AVOID the MMH.
Written March 17, 2009
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rotterdam0892
Bath, UK1,181 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We were told by local people that this is not actually the house Margaret Mitchell lived in. The original house was indeed moved to this location but it burnt down - twice. This was one of the Atlanta attractions we were told not to visit.

Written September 17, 2004
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