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Gone with the Wind tour

Discover the setting and the history behind one of America’s most loved novels, Margaret Mitchell’s classic “Gone with the Wind”. Taking in the Road to Tara Museum, a minibus tour of Jonesboro, a costume gallery, behind the scenes photos and much more, this tour is sure to satisfy both casually curious and die-hard Gone with the Wind fans.

With more than 30 million copies of the novel in print and having been voted as the American public’s second favorite book, it is no surprise that a trip to Jonesboro, Clayton County has become something of a pilgrimage for literature enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the setting of the novel as you relive Rhett and Scarlett’s epic romance.

Visit the Road to Tara Museum and transport yourself back to the American Civil War and Reconstruction era. Hear fascinating stories from the author’s early life and find out exactly what shaped her masterpiece. See original movie props and wardrobe items from the 1939 film adaptation, a miniature version of Tara itself and a civil war exhibit detailing the battle of Jonesboro.

Take the minibus tour of Jonesboro and see famous landmarks from the novel including the Cleburne Confederate Cemetery, the intersection of Rhett & Scarlett Streets, Warren House and Stately Oaks Plantation. The mini-bus tour features a recorded narration spinning the fascinating backstories to Mitchell’s creation. Visitors are sure to renew their love for all things “Gone with the Wind” after this enlightening tour. Discover the setting and the history behind one of America’s most loved novels, Margaret Mitchell’s classic “Gone with the Wind”. Taking in the Road to Tara Museum, a minibus tour of Jonesboro, a costume gallery, behind the scenes photos and much more, this tour is sure to satisfy both casually curious and die-hard Gone with the Wind fans. Meeting/pick-up point: Client vouchers are to be redeemed at the Clayton County Visitors Center/Road To Tara Museum at 104 N. Main Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236.

Start/opening time: The Road To Tara Museum: open Monday through Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm with last admission at 4.45pm, and Saturday from10am to 4pm with last admission at 3.15pm

Mini-bus tour: The client must be checked in and ready to board the mini-bus by 12.45pm. Tour departs at 1.00pm.

Others: The tour will not be available on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Clients will be required to show valid photo identification and must surrender the voucher in exchange for the Gone With The Wind ticket.