Magaret Mitchell House Atlanta
Where is it at?
Magaret Mitchell House
130 West Paces Ferry Road
Tel: 404 814 4000
Where are we going today?
Margaret Mitchell and her husband, John Marsh, moved into Apartment No.1 in 1925, when the building was known as the Crescent Apartments. Mitchell’s apartment is the only interior space of the restored house that is preserved as an apartment and maintains original architectural features, including the famous leaded glass window which Mitchell looked out while writing the book. The house remained an apartment building until 1978 when it was abandoned. In 1985, a group of preservationists came together to save and restore the house and formed what is officially known today as the Margaret Mitchell House. To keep it from demolition, Mayor Andrew Young designated the house as a city landmark in 1989, and the restoration efforts continued. In 1994, the house was severely damaged by fire, and Daimler-Benz, the German industrial group, supported the purchase of the property and restoration of the landmark building. Fire struck the house again in 1996, just forty days before its scheduled completion, and the restoration process began anew. The house officially opened to the public on May 17, 1997 and has since become one of Atlanta’s most treasured landmarks, literary centers, special events venue, and tourist attraction.
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 3 years.
When can we go?
Monday through Saturday 10am to 5:30pm. Tours begin every half hour starting at 10:30am. Sunday Noon
School Tours offered..
Any Top Tips?
Tour booking must be done in person on the day so it's worth going early as places are limited..
Need a little extra help?
The Margaret Mitchell House is accessible to people with disabilities. There is limited accessibility for strollers. Video presentations are in are subtitles. Visitor maps are available in English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Mandarin and Russian..
Can I get one of those?
Gone With The Wind souvenirs and collectibles..
What people are saying?
by Jeff Edwards
If you are looking for something to do in Atlanta that is fun and educational at the same time then Margaret Mitchell house is one place to start. Especially if you are a Gone With The Wind fan
by Stacy Speelhoffer
Try and get the tour guide Margaret she gives a lot of great info about Margaret Mitchell. Pretty educational, great add on to the city pass ticket.
by Mark Sjurseth
A small but decent historical venue. Educational tour and documentary.Even better if you're a Gone With The Wind fan.
by Shirley Cates
It's a very nice place, a part of Atlanta's history.
by Dorothy Gregory
This was a great experience. So much good information.