- Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Immerse yourself in Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind on this tour that explores the details of the book and Margaret Mitchell's unique ties to Jonesboro. You get the inside scoop behind Margaret Mitchell and the Fitzgerald family, why Gone With the Wind was set in Jonesboro, and the historical significance of the Battle of Jonesboro. This tour includes:
~A brief stop outside the Warren House, where the names and sentiments of soldiers who fought in the Battle of Jonesboro were found written on the plaster walls throughout the house, attracting the attention of a young news reporter, Margaret Mitchell ~A walk through the Patrick R. Cleburne Memorial Confederate Cemetery ~Glimpse the fireplace chimney that was once on the grounds of the Fitzgerald home outside of Jonesboro, Margaret Mitchell's maternal family home ~An account of how Margaret Mitchell's family had connections to John Henry Holliday, better known as "Doc" Holliday of Tombstone, Arizona fame ~Stories about the real-life inspirations for such Gone With the Wind characters Melanie Hamilton, Ashley Wilkes, Gerald O'Hara, Frank Kennedy and Prissy ~True stories, tales and legends of the places in Jonesboro that were impacted by the Battle of Jonesboro and how Margaret Mitchell wove those places into her epic story
This tour runs Monday - Saturday at 1:00 pm. Reservations are required. Call 800-662-7829.
Admission: Adults: $24.95 Seniors: $21.95 Children (12 and under): $13.95