Stately Oaks Plantation is a place in historic Jonesboro, Georgia which is dedicated to presevering history and heritage of the past. The location of the plantation is at Margaret Mitchell Memorial Park, which is the home of the legendary Gone with the Wind. For 40 years Jonesboro has dedicated itself as a community with regards to education. Stately Oaks Plantation is a nonprofit location that teaches through a variety of programs and tours.
Stately Oaks is an antebellum home in a Greek Revival style. It was built in 1839. There is a log house, a well house, tenant house, Juddy's country store, and the Bethel School House, which can all be toured by visitors.
The house and its other buildings are open Monday through Saturday 10am to 4pm. Admission is $12 per adult, $9 per senior citizen, and $6 per child (5-11). Prices can change based on need by the organization to keep the museum open. Stately Oaks Plantation is where Margaret Mitchell obtained many of her ideas for writing her novel. The plantation is just 15 miles outside of downtown Jonesboro. The style of the home and structure offer a typical period house during the War between the States, which is why it lent itself to Mitchell's novel.