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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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Great visit!

We had a prepared dinner at the on site schoolhouse and after took a tour of the Plantation. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Haines City, Florida
Beautiful Home, with many outbuildings,

This was the home Tara was loosely based on. It has tours that start on the hour,and you get a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Society Hill SC
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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

We had a prepared dinner at the on site schoolhouse and after took a tour of the Plantation. The unfortunate thing; it was very cold, dark, and hard to appreciate the outside. The inside tour was very informative and we learned a lot! Def recommend...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the home Tara was loosely based on. It has tours that start on the hour,and you get a guided 1 hour tour of the home. The Tour Guide was in Costume and provided alot of history about the house, its owners, and the...More

Thank skyvixen1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lived in Jonesboro for over 20 years and this was my first visit. Took out of state guests. There are 2 prices; 1 for just walking the grounds and another price which would include a tour of the house. We toured the house. The young...More

Thank Dublene
Reviewed 5 weeks 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
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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.