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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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Piece of history

What a great visit. Lovely place to tour if you are in the area. Wonderful piece of history. Would... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Loved this!

Fun place! Loved the stories and history behind the items. Plus they had air conditioning, which... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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+1 770-473-0197
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"house tour"
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"enjoyable visit"
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"general store"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a great visit. Lovely place to tour if you are in the area. Wonderful piece of history. Would highly recommend the tour

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place! Loved the stories and history behind the items. Plus they had air conditioning, which was nice on the hot Georgia day.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the tour of the grounds and inside the house and we really enjoyed it. Our tour guide Darlene was great and was very knowledgeable. We would recommend stopping here

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited as part of a tour group. Our guide was lovely, dressed as the lady of the house, and so knowledgeable , she gave us lots of information on how life would have been "back in the day". A shame that photos were not allowed...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

A nice house, great tourguides, but I have been to plantations before and this wasn't really a plantation in my opinion. More a house.Andthis isn't the original location either. If you are a fan of gone with the wind or Margeret Mitchell, don't expect to...More

Thank Natalie N
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

If it wasn't for my girlfriend who loves the movie Gone with The Wind , I would have skipped this place - The people who do the tour are excellent but was disappointed in you cannot take photos inside the house so to me the...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Taylor was wonderful as our docent; very knowledgeable about all things Civil War! He’s standing next to a bale of cotton worth $500 back in 1866. Deric from Utah

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

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

Thank iowamamaof3
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

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.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 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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rampant409
3 March 2016|
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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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Fife_Family01
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.
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