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Stately Oaks Plantation

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Address: 100 Carriage Ln, at Jodeco Road, Jonesboro, GA 30236-8114
Phone Number: +1 770-473-0197
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Stately Oaks is an 1839 antebellum house listed on the National Register of...

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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Back in Time,great history presentation

The staff was very welcoming & knowledgeable much more than I expected. The Plantation is beautifully restored. We really enjoyed are visit to Stately Oaks... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bradley Beach, New Jersey
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Bradley Beach, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very welcoming & knowledgeable much more than I expected. The Plantation is beautifully restored. We really enjoyed are visit to Stately Oaks Silver Wheel Tours

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Washington, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour to Stately Oaks Plantation ...Ashleigh was so sweet and so knowledgeable...we love to go back in time of our country . It was a great tour 💕

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited at a quiet time and were fortunate enough to be the only two people on the final tour of the day. Our host Ashley in period costume was so pleasant and knowledgeable spent almost an hour with us. We were given the full history of Stately Oaks and at the end felt we knew the... More 

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toms river
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The volunteers were very welcoming and very knowledgeable. The plantation was as it was before, during and after the war. The volunteers could quote lines from "Gone With the Wind" as well as lines from history. A must see when in Atlanta.

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Jonesboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The volunteers are very welcoming, knowledgeable, and patient. The field trip was a second grade glass and their attention span is short. It was great to experience the hunting activity, the food, and to see the lodging. There is also a store to purchase items too. I learned new information about Georgia.

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McDonough, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had wanted to tour an example of a plantation home in Madison, GA but it was Sunday when I was there and nothing was open till later. Fortunately, I was in Jonesboro at the right time on a Monday. Tours begin at 10 AM and tickets can be purchased at "Juddy's Country Store" which is on the grounds of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We popped in on the way back to the airport to catch the flight home. Its 30 mins max to the rental car drop off. The guided tour (from a very knowledgable guide in period costume who will show you her period underwear if asked 😊) lasts about an hour and links the house back in time to the Civil... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The guide was really knowledgeable and explained how the family lived, some details around construction of the home plus interesting facts on the Civil War.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Stately Oaks Plantation. It was during a mock 'time of mourning' which had a casket in the front room and the tour guides were wearing black. It was very insightful and informative about the culture and superstitions surrounding death in the 1800's. It had some great exhibits. We will return again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We saw this home as part of our road to tara tour, and then stopped by for our own tour afterwards. Facinating piece of the old south and a view into a world and a culture that no longer really exsists except for places like this. Well worth the time and the price if you like historical tales and seeing... More 

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