If you want to do everything Gone With The Wind, I suggest you start with this state designated trail.
Discover the history and legacy of one of the world's most beloved novel's with Georgia's official Gone With The Wind Trail.
- The Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum: Scarlett on the Square has been a mainstay in downtown Marietta since April 2003 when it opened in the historic Old Thomas Warehouse Building. With an extensive collection of memorabilia provided by Dr. Chris Sullivan the museum is sure to delight and intrigue any Gone with the Wind fan, from novice to aficionado.
- Margaret Mitchell House: Trace the footsteps of Margaret Mitchell and discover the birthplace of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gone With the Wind. Guided tours of the Margaret Mitchell House are offered daily and include visits to her Crescent Avenue apartment, which she affectionately nicknamed “The Dump.” Visitors also explore a Gone With the Wind movie exhibition, and an exhibition showcasing the life and times of one of Atlanta’s most famous authors, Margaret Mitchell.
- Atlanta Fulton Public Library - Central Library: With one of the most extensive collections of Margaret Mitchell’s photographs, books and personal items, the Central Library’s Special Collection Department is a must-see destination for all lovers of literature and Margaret Mitchell. The collection includes almost 1,500 pieces including 73 editions of 35 translations of Gone with the Wind; over 500 of Mitchell’s personal books used for her research; over 400 personal photographs documenting all aspects of her life and work; motion picture stills of the film; Mitchell’s Red Cross uniform; her National Book Award for fiction dated 1936 and her 1937 Pulitzer Prize; Mitchell’s Remington typewriter, used to write Gone With the Wind; and her Atlanta Public Library card.
- Historic Oakland Cemetery: Historic Oakland, a Victorian garden cemetery is also a magnificent sculpture garden, botanical garden, flourishing wildlife habitat, public park and picturesque setting for quiet reflection. Come visit the gravesites of Gone With the Wind author Margaret Mitchell and thousands of other Atlanta notables and pioneers.
- Road to Tara Museum: A timeless tale of love and war, Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind blossoms to life just 15 miles south of Atlanta at the Road To Tara Museum. Relive Rhett and Scarlett's sweeping romance by enjoying the Road To Tara Museum's original movie props and wardrobe items, foreign edition library, original manuscripts, costume reproductions, extensive photo gallery and collectible plate and doll collection.
And if you want more - Rhett also recommends:
Atlanta History Center: See over 1,400 original artifacts in one of the largest Civil War exhibitions in the nation! Tour the Smith Family Farm, an authentic, working, antebellum farm.
Atlanta Cyclorama & Museum: Presented as a three-dimensional panorama with music and narration, the painting of the Battle of Atlanta forever captures a pivotal moment in the history of our Nation. The two-story building also contains a museum with Civil War artifacts, weapons, maps, and photographs.
Stately Oaks Plantation: Explore the grandeur and architectural influence of the antebellum period at Jonesboro’s Stately Oaks Plantation. Built in 1839, Stately Oaks Plantation presently serves as a historic home open for interior and grounds tours.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park: This 2,888 acre National Park preserves the battleground where the Confederate army temporarily stopped General William T. Sherman’s troop advance southward before the fall of Atlanta.
The Park serves as a memorial to the entire Atlanta Campaign. The Visitors Center houses numerous exhibits that illustrate the history of the Atlanta Campaign and the battle that took place there on June 27 , 1864.