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Margaret Mitchell House

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The Margaret Mitchell House is a historic house and museum in Atlanta, Georgia that once belonged to author Margaret Mitchell, best known as the writer of Gone with the Wind. In 1925, Mitchell moved into one of several apartments in the beautiful Tudor Revival building with her husband, and in the following years wrote the majority of Gone with the Wind, which eventually became a famous 1939 film. Since 1997, the building has been a museum dedicated to the life and work of this famous American writer.

Things to Do

  • Take a guided tour of Mitchell's apartment, which includes exhibitions related to her life in Atlanta and the film based on her famous book.
  • Explore the Margaret Mitchell: A Passion for Character exhibition, which features fascinating stories and photographs of Mitchell. Young visitors can also enjoy the experience of using a typewriter like the one she used to write Gone with the Wind.
  • View the impressive exhibition related to the making of the film Gone with the Wind, complete with life-size reproductions of costume sketches and other film memorabilia.

Margaret Mitchell House Insider Tips

  • You can save money on admission if you purchase a combination ticket that includes admission to the Atlanta History Center.
  • If your child is interested in becoming a writer, consider having them sign up for summer camp at the Margaret Mitchell House, which includes writing workshops and games!
  • Plan to arrive early if you want to take a guided tour of the house, since tours cannot be reserved online.

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