Day 1: Everything you ever wanted to know about the world’s best-selling love story of all time…and more! Is available on this tour.
You will begin with a full service hotel on the South side of Atlanta, followed by a tour and dinner at the Stately Oaks Plantation. In Jonesboro, GA this 1839 planter’s home, complete with white columns, is a must-see for Gone With the Wind fans. Your tours are given by guides wearing authentic costumes. During dinner and following dessert, entertainment is provided by period storyteller.
Day 2: The second day features a costumed step-on guide who will offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the true stories behind “Gone With The Wind” You will visit the Road to Tara Museum. Here original props, costume reproductions, collective plates and dolls, and an extensive photo gallery offer a glimpse into both the writing of the book and the making of the movie. It is the world’s largest exhibit on “Gone With the Wind.”
During this morning tour you will learn about the real people whose lives inspired the characters of Melanie and Prissy, as well as the legends behind many of “Gone With The Wind’s” famous scenes. Your afternoon however will be in nearby Atlanta where you visit the Atlanta History Center and explore one of the country’s largest exhibitions on the Civil War. You can trace the evolving character of Southern folk culture and traditions here. Next is a visit to The Margaret Mitchell House & Museum, on the historic site where she actually wrote the famous novel.
Before returning to Jonesboro for the night, your group will have dinner at famous Pitty Pat’s Porch, named after Scarlett O’Hara’s aunt in the film, “Gone with the Wind.” The restaurant was named after Aunt Pittypat not only because of the notoriety it ensued but the personality of her character. She was shown to be a gracious hostess not only to Scarlett but to Melanie and other visitors, especially on her grand porch.
Day 3: Return for home.