If you’re a history buff, this would be a perfect trip to make. I’d love to add photos here, but they are licensed. So, I’m adding links to some of the sites instead.
Margaret Mitchell visited her grandparents at their Fitzgerald Plantation during summers. She’d listen to them tell stories of the War Between the States. They’d also talk about Reconstruction of the South. Needless to say, she was undoubtedly fascinated and as her imagination grew, she wrote one of the most beloved books of our time.
Margaret Mitchell pulled information from stories she’d heard and her exceptional novel “Gone With the Wind” was born. It’s no wonder the area she chose for, Scarlett O’Hara’s beloved Tara, as the setting in Clayton County, Georgia.
If you visit The Road to Tara Museum, be prepared to view some exciting items and wonderful memories to take away.
A short drive from Clayton County, you’ll find Marietta, Georgia.
There, and only a few steps away from the quaint Marietta square, is the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum: Scarlett on the Square.
Many other areas have Gone With the Wind Museums. Check online for one near you!
There’s still time to visit before school begins! Take your kids along for a bit of Southern history.
Enjoy the rest of your Summer.
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I wish you Butterflies, Music and Love…