104 North Main Street
On the first pages of the novel Gone With The Wind, the small community of Clayton County is written into history. Margaret Mitchell set her literary classic here because the stories of Clayton County's past were what inspired the people and places at the heart of her novel. Now known as the Official Home of Gone With The Wind, Clayton County has evolved from the small plantation community Margaret Mitchell wrote about into a modern city all the while maintaining its small town charm and hospitality. Visit Clayton County and experience Old South Heritage and New South Culture.
Road to Tara Museum and Historic Tours
Visitors to the Road to Tara Museum view memorabilia from the movie and book like replica costumes, manuscripts, photos and authentic movie props. Exhibits describe the importance of the Battle of Jonesboro to the fall of Atlanta during the Civil War. The museum offers two historic mini-bus tours. The Southern Belles and Whistles Tour highlights 150 years of history and heritage and tells the captivating stories behind the historic district. The Gone With The Wind Tour explores details of Margaret Mitchell’s famed book and its unique ties to Jonesboro. A few of the sites along the tours are the Confederate Cemetery, Old Jail and homes that tell the stories of the Battle of Jonesboro.
Exit 228 off I-75, follow the brown signs to the Road to Tara Museum and Gone With The Wind historic district.