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Stately Oaks Plantation

100 Carriage Ln, at Jodeco Road, Jonesboro, GA 30236-8114
+1 770-473-0197
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Beautiful and interesting

Our guides Colonel Al and Miss Connie were wonderful! Their authentic period clothing and knowledge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dawn K
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Really enjoyed it

We liked this visit. It's close to Atlanta and gives you a very good idea of how life was in the... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
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Stately Oaks is an 1839 antebellum house listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its plain Greek Revival architecture is representative of the era in which it was built. It was originally constructed in 1839 by Mr. Whitmill Allen who sold his home to Robert McCord in 1858 and then moved to Tyler, Texas. It is located in Jonesboro, GA., the very city where Scarlett had to pay the taxes on Tara. Even though Tara only existed in Margaret Mitchell's imagination, she placed Tara in Clayton County where she had visited relatives who lived on a large plantation south of Jonesboro. Many of the stories she heard as a child are in the movie. Clayton County is truly home of Gone With the Wind. Also on site, are a one room schoolhouse, a tenant cabin, cook's house, country store, blacksmith shop and Native American Indian Village.
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100 Carriage Ln, at Jodeco Road, Jonesboro, GA 30236-8114
+1 770-473-0197
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guides Colonel Al and Miss Connie were wonderful! Their authentic period clothing and knowledge about the history of the plantation were entertaining as well as educational. Our group had a delicious catered lunch in the one-room schoolhouse. This would be a great place for...More

1  Thank Dawn K
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We liked this visit. It's close to Atlanta and gives you a very good idea of how life was in the 19th century. Our kids enjoyed it. Our guide was amazing

1  Thank ulisesrb2017
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I visited Stately Oaks on Monday, August 21st. It was a fantastic tour. The docent was very well informed and made the tour so interesting! I went during the reenactment of a mourning period and learned so many things about this. The house and furnishings...More

1  Thank dawgs2017
Reviewed 23 August 2017

It had been many years since I visited Stately Oaks, and my friend and I were delighted with all the additions and the detailed information the docent shared. August is the month for the "mourning tours" at the home, and we learned a great deal...More

1  Thank johndK5519EP
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We came late afternoon to the Plantation House and were given a wonderful tour by "Margaret". She described that the house was set as though the family were in mourning and we learned a great deal about Victorian era customs regarding death and bereavement. She...More

Thank Bonnie P
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is one of the two places I would encourage to visit in Jonesboro, GA, in particular if you're a fan of "Gone With the Wind". The flyer for the Gone With the Wind Trail, the official state designated trail, marks it as "recommended", but...More

Thank Maria D
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I highly recommend the Stately Oaks tour. The docents are charming, fun and full of great info! And if you come on a day when they have one of their many events, you can see live history at its best. And a nice treat for...More

1  Thank Lynnaschmidt
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We toured the plantation and grounds while vacationing in the area. Our costumed docent, Elizabeth, was absolutely wonderful. She was so knowledgeable and she was very sweet and patient with our children. For the month of August, they deck the house out as if they...More

Thank writer198
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The tour wad very nice; it lasted about am hour. You can then spend more time walking around the grounds looking at the other buildings. In August they do "mourning" tours, so there is a bunch of info on death and mourning rituals. Very interesting....More

Thank sjr1974
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We heard this house was the basis of the Tara estate in Gone with the Wind so we went to see it and it was worth the visit. There are several out buildings that are very interesting as well. Inside, however, is all furnished with...More

Thank Peter B
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Response from Gene R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a fee. Varies, depending on age and/or status (seniors, students, military, etc.)
3 March 2015|
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Response from Bee1Jay | Reviewed this property |
There is admission price --- $12 for adult $9 for ages 55 and older Well worth the cost of admission to see the house, the antiques and hear the story of this house and area.