Margaret Mitchell, Peggy Marsh to her friends, dubbed her apartment, “The Dump.” Surprisingly, it is in this shabby little apartment on the bottom floor that this petite, yet mighty woman wrote a big 'ol book that sold faster than a duck on a June bug!
It is here that the notorious Peggy Marsh wrote Gone With the Wind. A Pulitzer Prize followed. Fame, fortune, and fans, too. Quite the character, she had opinions about how the film portrayed her book and she didn’t much like the attention, but she still responded to every single fan letter.
When you visit, you can learn about Peggy before, during, and after the book, about the movie, and about the film’s premiere in Atlanta – where the African American actors weren’t allowed.
You’ll also find out what made Peggy so notorious and why the “good girls” of Atlanta society didn’t let her join their club! Hear the stories of her first and second marriage, her scandalous dance performance, and the lasting legacy of her philanthropic work after the book.
Senior (65+): $10.00
Student (13+): $10.00
Youth (4-12): $8.50 Under 4: free
Learn more about all-inclusive admission to Atlanta History Center and Margaret Mitchell House.
Guided tours of Apartment No. 1, which Margaret sarcastically dubbed “The Dump," are offered daily.
The exhibition Margaret Mitchell: A Passion for Character presents the aspiring writer through her girlhood writings, Mitchell’s career as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal newspaper, how the popularity of the book affected her life, and the philanthropy that characterized her later years.
The Making of a Film Legend: Gone With the Wind exhibition details the transformation of Gone With the Wind from a best-selling novel to a film classic.
Stars Fall on Atlanta: The Premiere of Gone With the Wind, highlights events and excitement in Atlanta surrounding the world premiere of December 1939.
If you have a group of 10 or more, please call 404.814.4031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limited free parking is available in designated spaces at 979 Crescent Ave NE. Paid street parking is available in the surrounding area as well as a paid public garage at 930 Juniper Street.
Take the MARTA train to the Midtown Station. Exit towards Peachtree Place NE and proceed east towards Cypress Street. Turn left at Crescent Avenue and the Margaret Mitchell House entrance will be on your right. Learn more about MARTA.