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Margaret Mitchell and Gone With the Wind
September 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pmFree
Margaret Mitchell didn’t know how much of an impact she would have on popular culture when her Civil War novel, Gone With the Wind, was published in 1936. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel sold more than 1 million copies in its first six months of publication, has been published in 40+ languages, and was made into an Oscar-winning epic. This tour visits the gravesites of Margaret Mitchell, her husband John Marsh, Mitchell family members, and pioneers of Atlanta. Meet several real-life residents believed to inspire her novel’s characters, such as madam Belle Watling and Doctor Meade.
This tour starts at the Front Gate (main entrance at Oakland Avenue and MLK Jr. Drive) at 10:30 AM. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in at the volunteer desk inside the Visitor Center (located in the parking lot) before meeting at the Front Gate.
Spaces are limited, so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.
Historic Oakland Foundation is committed to following CDC public health guidelines. Vaccinated guests can remove their masks during a tour.
Historic Oakland Foundation Members
Historic Oakland Foundation memberships include free tickets for special topic tours. Check your membership level before you purchase. Individual members receive one (1) ticket, dual members two (2) tickets, and family memberships four (4) tickets. Membership status will be confirmed before the tour.
Not all areas of Historic Oakland Cemetery are wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you need an accessible route when purchasing your ticket. There is designated parking for vehicles with a disability permit behind the Bell Tower Building/Visitors Center. This is the best option for parking as the main entrance is paved with cobblestones, and both the East Gate and Memorial Drive Gate entrances have either a step or curb.
ASL interpreter available if given 3 days (72 hours) notice before the start of the tour.
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