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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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nice house

A nice house, great tourguides, but I have been to plantations before and this wasn't really a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Natalie N
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
It was Average

If it wasn't for my girlfriend who loves the movie Gone with The Wind , I would have skipped this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
corollaclub98
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Lakeland, Florida
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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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"tour guide"
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"dressed in period costume"
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"house tour"
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"margaret mitchell"
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"the main house"
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"victorian era"
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"learned a great deal"
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"step back in time"
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"general store"
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"enjoyable visit"
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"southern history"
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"wonderful tour"
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"great history"
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"love history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 12 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

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

I was in Georgia for my son's military graduation. Ended up with some extra time before heading home and I had always wanted to see a plantation. I enjoyed the tour of the house and property, learned some new things. House is gorgeous and furnished...More

Thank Jennifer E
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

My husband, mother-in-law and I toured this pretty antebellum home in Jonesboro, GA. The home is lovely with lots of period furnishings! We learned some things from this tour that we had never heard before from other home tours we have done! Just to think...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

The house tour guide, an elderly lady, was rude initially which made me feel awful. Even though she was apologetic afterwards, it left a bad taste and ruined the trip for me.More

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scarlett1839, Board member at Stately Oaks Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Could you please tell me what day you toured so I can know who gave the tour that day? This is very disturbing to our board of directors and we would like to address the problem. This is not at all the way we want...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

I visited Stately Oaks Plantation and it is beautiful example of homesteads in Georgia in the 1800's. I have been to many historic sites and was pleasantly surprised to see items that I had never seen before. The items are authentic and well cared for...More

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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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2 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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