Road to Tara Museum


Anyone who loves Gone with the Wind or is a Civil War fan will enjoy the Road to Tara Museum. This museum is located at an 1867 historic train depot in Jonesboro, Georgia. The museum is able to impact Margaret Mitchell's idea through images and artifacts from the classic film made in 1939.

It is said the spirits of Mitchell, Rhett Butler, and Scarlett O'hara are imprinted on the museum through the acting of Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. There are several of the other characters from the book and movie located at the museum through china, reproductions of costumes, and more. They even have several of the foreign translations of the book on display.

The Civil War makes its place in the museum through "Sherman's Necktie" which is considered an authentic piece. There is also a Fairbank Scale which was once used to weigh cargo. The museum has a 16 ft by 8 ft original oil mural of Rhett and Scarlett with Gable and Leigh as the models. There are two tours one can take at the museum daily Monday through Saturday. Tour tickets are $24.95 for adults and $13.95 for children 12 and under.

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