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Margaret Mitchell House
Margaret Mitchell House

The Margaret Mitchell House and Gone With the Wind movie museum opened in 1995. Enter at the visitors center adjecent to the apartment building and View the portrait of Scarlett and the doorway that made movie history. Tour the home, which is on the national register for historic sites, where Margarett Mitchell wrote the epic Civil War novel, Gone With the Wind in the 1920's

About the house

Built in 1899 by Cornelius J. Sheehan, the two-story, single-family home on fashionable Peachtree Street was converted in 1919 into a 10-unit apartment building. It was here, from 1925 until 1932, that Margaret Mitchell lived in Apartment #1 and wrote her Pulitzer prize-winning novel, Gone With The Wind.

Originally the home was much closer to Peachtree Street when it was a quiet, two-lane road. As the traffic grew on this main Atlanta artery the home was raised on logs and "rolled" away from the noise. Today Peachtree St. is seven lanes wide in front of the home.

Location:Corner of 10th and Peachtree
Directions:The Margaret Mitchell House
& Museum
990 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
404-249-7015

From the North: From Interstate 75/85 southbound, take Exit 250, 10th - 14th - 17th Street. Follow the access road until you reach 10th street, and turn left. Travel east on 10th Street toward Peachtree Street. Just before you reach Peachtree, you will see the house ahead on the right. Turn right on Crescent Avenue. Our complimentary parking lot will be on your right.

From the South: From Interstate 75/85 northbound, take Exit 250, 10th - 14th - 17th Street. Follow the access road until you reach 10th street, and turn right. Travel east on 10th Street toward Peachtree Street. Just before you reach Peachtree, you will see the house ahead on the right. Turn right on Crescent Avenue. Our complimentary parking lot will be on your right.

From Downtown: Proceed north on Peachtree street until you reach 10th street. The house will be on your left. Turn left on 10th Street and go 1/2 block to Crescent Avenue, and turn left. Our complimentary parking lot will be on your right.

Marta:
One block east of the Midtown MARTA station.

Addtional Information:Cost: Moderate, free parking in a lot behind the building

Official web site: http://www.gwtw.org/

Other web pages:
Margaret Mitchell House Excellent additional material on the house including recommendations on visiting the Atlanta landmark

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