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Road To Tara Museum

104 N Main St, Jonesboro, GA 30236-8315
+1 770-478-4800
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Located in the Official Home of Gone With the Wind, the Road to Tara Museum invites you to relive Rhett and Scarlett's epic romance. From the true stories of the 1864 Battle of Jonesboro to the characters that brought Margaret Mitchell's beloved novel to life, there is something for everyone. See original movie props and wardrobe items, reproductions of some of Scarlett's most famous dresses, items from the 1939 Atlanta premiere and a Civil War exhibit featuring the Atlanta Campaign and Battle of Jonesboro.
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104 N Main St, Jonesboro, GA 30236-8315
+1 770-478-4800
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Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

very small. visited on way thru town with just myself and 18y/o daughter. both huge GWTW fans. had nice replicas of dresses. interesting photos but nothing I hadn't seen on tv or in books. the collections of dolls is amazing. the wall presentation of the...More

Thank christy d
Road_to_Tara_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Road To Tara Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2015

We're so glad you and your daughter were able to stop by the museum and enjoyed our international wall and replicas of the dresses. Our bus tours offer more in depth history of the area and Arts Clayton Gallery and Stately Oaks Plantation, both in...More

Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

I had the pleasure of visiting this delightful little museum last month! First of all , let me just say this staff bent over backwards to make sure my trip went as planned. As a person with severe walking disabilities this is not the place...More

Road_to_Tara_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Road To Tara Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2015

We're so glad you were able to visit us. It's great to hear you enjoyed the tour and the museum. And thank you for the wonderful compliment on our staff - we think they're our greatest asset. We look forward to seeing you again for...More

Reviewed 21 October 2015

I wasn't expecting much and got that! It is a railroad car that has been converted to a "museum" with just a few things from the set. Mostly pictures, etc. Nice visit but not worth the $7. The lady running the museum was really sweet...More

Thank VisaLady
Road_to_Tara_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Road To Tara Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2015

Thank you for your review. Yes, we do have limited space due to being located in a former train depot, but we try to have as much interesting memorabilia on display as possible that we think visitors will enjoy. We hope you were able to...More

Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit, the museum has exhibits and actual dresses from the movie Even if you aren't a big fan there was info on the director, the premiere and the making of the movie which were interesting

Thank Saral
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

This was my third visit to this GWTW Treasure, and I was still as awed and excited as my first visit. If you are a fan take a day trip, make a detour, do whatever you need to do to get here!!

Thank Serenitymoon
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

The Southern Belles tour was nice and the museum, though small, is informative for not only the Gone With The Wind stuff, but also the civil war battles and people involved in the area. A nice two hour stop.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We visited the museum as part of the Gone With The Wind Tour. We were able to tour the museum while waiting for our tour to start. This is a hidden treasure that area residents and visitors should not miss!!

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 30 September 2015

These little GWTW museums are hardly more than glorified collections of memorabilia and merchandise. They have their own unique collections of actual movie artifacts, but it's limited. They are still must-dos for GWTW fans, but I felt the inclusion of the historical display at the...More

Thank Katherine A
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Not easy to find if you come on the back roads - and several people we asked in Jonesboro didn't know it. We especially liked the Civil War background to GWTW. The replica costumes were also a treat. It was a flying visit as we...More

Thank Linda P
Road_to_Tara_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Road To Tara Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2015

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you were able to visit the museum even though you had a harder time getting to us. We do have way finding signage off Interstate 75 for visitors to find us and our museum staff is just...More

Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

We did the southern belles and whistles tour. Was able to organise the tour before we arrived via Facebook which was very convenient. Took the 193 bus from Atlanta to the museum. Tour consisted of a private bus tour for 1hr around sites of Jonesboro...More

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Road_to_Tara_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Road To Tara Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2015

Thank you for your review. We're so glad that you were able to come down to Jonesboro and take the Southern Belles & Whistles Tour and see the museum. It's great to hear that you had a great time. Thank you for reaching out to...More

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Wife is BIG gone with the wind fan . Plan to to self visit Tara Museum, Plantation and Mitchell house in Downtown Anything I am missing and is there a better day to visit Sunday ,Monday or Tuesday?
20 June 2017|
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Response from lv2tvlatl | Reviewed this property |
Weekday is less crowded. Make sure you do the bus tour before going to the museum. Mitchell house is in Midtown Atlanta and everything is about 30 mins south of the city.
Marvin M
how long is the tour and how long does it take
20 March 2017|
Response from Road_to_Tara_Museum | Property representative |
The bus tours take about an hour and fifteen minutes, but can take up to an hour and a half with an optional stop at Arts Clayton Gallery. The museum is self-guided, so that's at your own pace.
I only have one day and want to show my mom, HUGE GWTW fan, the best memorabilia. Have you been to Margaret Mitchell house, Atlanta? Or Gone with the Wind Museum, Marietta? What would you suggest?
10 February 2016|
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Response from Ilovekoalas99 | Reviewed this property |
I hear the Margaret Mitchell house is the best! I haven't been to either of the places you are asking about. I would read the reviews on those two places here on trip advisor to make your best decision since you only have... More