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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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Wonderful history lesson

I was impressed with our visit to Stately Oaks. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
iowamamaof3
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Harlan, Iowa
Good place to tour.

House and grounds tour is educational and well presented. A tour guide is provided for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
12JR
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GA
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

I was impressed with our visit to Stately Oaks. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The house & tour was a wonderful look back on how a family would have lived in a plantation before the Civil War. Darlene was an excellent tour guide...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

House and grounds tour is educational and well presented. A tour guide is provided for the house. A gift shop is on-site with a good selection. If you are a GWTW film fan you will see some movie props.

Thank 12JR
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole plantation is greatly managed and the staff was incredibly professional and kind. Conni did the tour for us and she was exceptional! She explained every detail and narrated a lot of history with passion. If I could give more star I would! Must...More

Thank Valeria R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Georgia for my son's military graduation. Ended up with some extra time before heading home and I had always wanted to see a plantation. I enjoyed the tour of the house and property, learned some new things. House is gorgeous and furnished...More

Thank Jennifer E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, mother-in-law and I toured this pretty antebellum home in Jonesboro, GA. The home is lovely with lots of period furnishings! We learned some things from this tour that we had never heard before from other home tours we have done! Just to think...More

Thank Glenda W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The house tour guide, an elderly lady, was rude initially which made me feel awful. Even though she was apologetic afterwards, it left a bad taste and ruined the trip for me.More

Thank Szk26
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scarlett1839, Board member at Stately Oaks Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Could you please tell me what day you toured so I can know who gave the tour that day? This is very disturbing to our board of directors and we would like to address the problem. This is not at all the way we want...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

I visited Stately Oaks Plantation and it is beautiful example of homesteads in Georgia in the 1800's. I have been to many historic sites and was pleasantly surprised to see items that I had never seen before. The items are authentic and well cared for...More

Thank JOZ344
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

The tour guide, Miss Lisa, was so knowledgeable and interesting, and really encouraged questions. At the end, since we were the last group of the day, and because she is so nice, she even taught our group how to do a Virginia Reel. What a...More

Thank Sharon G
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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

We. Visited Stately Oaks Plantation it was one of the best house musuem we have been to. The house had very good furniture and we were taken through all the house not just certain rooms like most. The guide was very good and she likes...More

Thank Mike O
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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

This tour was wonderful, full of knowledge and fun facts (like the celery vase). Our guide, Lisa, was the best. She was dressed in period clothing. Would def recommend this tour!

Thank Sarah B
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rampant409
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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.)
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March 2, 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.
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