Follow the footsteps of Southern author, Margaret Mitchell, where she wrote the Pulitzer-Prize winning book, Gone with the Wind. The Margaret Mitchell House is located at Atlanta History Center's Midtown campus approximately 5 miles South down Peachtree Street.
The building is a turn-of-the-century, three-story, Tudor Revival building and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Margaret Mitchell House provides an apt setting for learning about Mitchell's motives for writing the novel and the lifestyle she lived with her husband, John Marsh, in 1920s Atlanta.
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.
Guided tours of the Apartment No. 1, which Margaret affectionately nicknamed “The Dump," are offered daily.
Holiday Hours of Operation
Margaret Mitchell House is closed December 24 - 26 as well as January 1. Margaret Mitchell House is open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day. Margaret Mitchell House will open at noon on the 4th of July.
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.