Margaret Mitchell House & Museum


Operated by the Atlanta History Center, this home has been converted into a shrine to the author of Gone With the Wind. Mitchell wrote her epic in a small apartment in the basement of this Tudor Revival building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are on-site exhibitions on Mitchell's life and writing career, and a two-hour looping documentary, The Making of a Legend.

A combo ticket (adult/student/child $21.50/18/9) also gets you access to the Atlanta History Center.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Atlanta attractions

1. High Museum of Art

0.53 MILES

Atlanta's modern High Museum was the first to exhibit art from Paris' Louvre and is a destination as much for its architecture as its world-class exhibits…

2. Piedmont Park

0.72 MILES

A glorious, rambling urban park and the setting of many cultural and music festivals. The park has fantastic bike paths and a Saturday Green Market (from…

3. Center for Puppetry Arts

0.83 MILES

A wonderland for visitors of all ages and hands down one of Atlanta's most unique attractions, the museum – expanded in 2015 – houses a treasury of…

4. Breman Museum

0.89 MILES

Atlanta has the largest Jewish population in the South (outside of South Florida, which is its own region). The Breman Museum explores this history of…

5. Atlanta Botanical Garden

0.99 MILES

In the northwest corner of Piedmont Park, this stunning 30-acre botanical garden has a Japanese garden, winding paths and the amazing Fuqua Orchid Center.

6. Center for Civil and Human Rights

1.35 MILES

The striking Center for Civil and Human Rights was a 2014 addition to Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park. It is a sobering $68-million memorial to the…

7. World of Coca-Cola

1.39 MILES

This self-congratulatory museum might prove entertaining to fans of fizzy beverages and rampant commercialization. The climactic moment comes when guests…

8. Children's Museum of Atlanta

1.39 MILES

A hands-on museum geared toward kids aged eight and under. It's pretty small, so don't expect much to entertain adults, but it will distract your little…