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Margaret Mitchell House

(museum, home)

990 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA  30309
Website: Margaret Mitchell House

Operated by the Atlanta History Center, the Margaret Mitchell House features guided tours of the apartment where Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone With the Wind. It also features a Gone With the Wind movie exhibit. Artifacts in the collection include Gone With the Wind merchandise, memorabilia of anniversaries for both the book and movie, materials from Selznick studios, and the evening coat worn by Mitchell to the film premiere in Atlanta, as well as objects documenting her philanthropic work.

About the Margaret Mitchell House : 990 Peachtree St. Atlanta GA

The Margaret Mitchell House is a historic house museum located in Atlanta. The structure was the home of author Margaret Mitchell. Located in Midtown, at 990 Peachtree Street, the house was known as the Crescent Apartments when Mitchell and her husband lived in Apt. 1 on the ground floor from 1925 to 1932. While living there, Mitchell wrote the bulk of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gone with the Wind.[2] The house also contains a Visitor Center, and a portion of the museum is wholly devoted to the filming of the 1939 film based on the book.

Docents guide visitors through the house and the apartment to learn of Mitchell's life in Atlanta, of facts surrounding her writing the novel, and of how the book advanced toward publication in North America and in non-Anglophone countries.

In 1999, the Margaret Mitchell House acquired what had been a branch of a local bank, BankSouth, located across Crescent Avenue from the house. That building is now the movie museum. Several collectors of "GWTW" movie memorabilia have donated parts of their collections for display in the new museum. Among these artifacts are photos taken during the movie's 1939 premiere in Atlanta; the original entryway to the Hollywood movie set of the O'Hara home, Tara; and, recognizable to the movie's aficionados, the portrait of Scarlett O'Hara from the Butler Mansion.

The Museum is now owned and operated by the Atlanta History Center.

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Margaret Mitchell House: 990 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309