Margaret Mitchell House

Sometimes what is called “gone with the wind” actually stays for long, as firmly as the house where it was created. Atlanta gratefully commemorates Gone With The Wind and its author in the Margaret Mitchell House.

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Cresent St Entrance
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Peachtree St Entrance
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Living room
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Margaret Mitchell-A Passion for Character Exhibit
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Margaret Mitchell's Underwood typewriter
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“In a weak moment, I wrote a book”, Margaret Mitchell admitted. Her “weak moment” turned into one of the cornerstones in the American literature. A book written in the mid-30s to fix the author's financial affairs appeared to be a blast, was screened almost immediately, and resulted in a lasting cult all over the world.

The three-story Tudor house where it was written (“The Dump” as she would call it affectionately), built in 1899 and reconstructed two decades later, contained apartments one of which Margaret Mitchell occupied with her erstwhile husband John Marsh.

The building suffered from two fire accidents, was restored and is now operated by Atlanta History Center. It offers a thematic gift shop, guided tours, lectures, permanent exhibitions, summer camps for young beginner writers, Poetry Out Loud program, military discounts. It is also available for private events rental.

Tickets:
Adults $13
Seniors (65+) & Students (13+) $10
Children (4 to 12) $8.50
Members, Children under 4 FREE

General admission tickets include a guided tour.

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Location

Address of Margaret Mitchell House
979 Crescent Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Additional information

Working hours
Mon–Sat 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sun noon – 5:30 p.m.
Phone
404.249.7015
Website
www.atlantahistorycenter.com/mmh
Part of
Atlanta History Center
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