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Stately Oaks Plantation

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Address: 100 Carriage Ln, at Jodeco Road, Jonesboro, GA 30236-8114
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+1 770-473-0197
10:00 - 16:00
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Stately Oaks is an 1839 antebellum house listed on the National Register of...

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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A group I belong to took us to Stately Oaks Plantation and it was so nice!!! We had a wonderful tour guide (Debbie) who had a world of information for us....I learned alot!!! It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sue N
Newnan, Georgia
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Newnan, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A group I belong to took us to Stately Oaks Plantation and it was so nice!!! We had a wonderful tour guide (Debbie) who had a world of information for us....I learned alot!!! It was nice to see so much memorabilia about Margaret Mitchell and the book she wrote..."Gone with the Wind"...we then went on to the train depot where... More 

Thank Sue N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was amazing. Our guide, Debbie was very knowledgeable and everything in the home was authentic.. great history. Out lying buildings authentic and it all gave you a tremendous sense of how life was during that time period. Extremely nice people work here and time period dress helps make the experience even more enjoyable.

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a beautiful home, and there are many other small structures on the property to view. I happened to have Debbie as my tour guide and she was delightful! She is very knowledgeable, and she was also patient enough to answer all my questions. This tour is definitely worth an hour of your time!

1 Thank MekaMeka
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Had nothing to do one weekend and ventured down to Jonesboro, having recently visited The Margret Mitchell House in Atlanta. Drove by Stately Oaks and decided to stop at check it out. What a treat. Debbie was our tour guide and she easily dealt with a television crew, us and a new group who arrived without skipping a historical beat.... More 

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Las Vegas
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Debbie was my guide on Saturday. I was the only one there. It was an overcast day and I loved it. Debbie was a wealth of information and I hope to get her again when I go back. The history from the Civil War time and the time Margret wrote "Gone with the Wind" were wonderful. The tour lasted about... More 

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Suwanee, Georgia
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

This home from the mid 1800's moved from 400 acres a few miles out and brought to current site in Jonesboro. Beautifully restored and filled with accurate time period antiques. The knowliedgeable tour guides create a living picture of what life in rural Georgia would have been like and the events surrounding the 2 day Battle of Jonesboro during the... More 

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Muskoka District, Canada
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

We visited Stately Oaks on a beautiful Saturday morning in late February. There were few visitors on this morning. We walked around the grounds before taking the guided tour of the home. Our guide, Ashleigh, was amazing! Her knowledge of the home and of the local history was wonderful, and well-shared with us. However, to call this a 'plantation' is... More 

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

We had a wonderful time here. Lots of information about the time period. Our guide Debbie was great!

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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place to relax and enjoy special down time with my beautiful soul mate, 5 out of 5, the staff is absolutely amazing and oh so knowledgeable. Would love to visit this area again sometime.

Thank Tommy V
Warner Robins, Georgia
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

I stopped in on my way to Atlanta from southern GA. I was greeted at the front door by a woman named Ms Campbell who was dressed in character for the time period 1839. I was given a tour of the home with alot of southern history of the home, the town, the county and information about the family and... More 

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