A new trail pass allows guests to greater indulge in the sights and sounds of America’s most iconic novel
Let the legacy of America’s most popular novel sweep you away with a trip to Georgia’s Gone with the Wind Trail. Located in and around Atlanta, get immersed in the grand history of this iconic Southern story. Now, a trip down Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler’s romantic memory lane has never been easier with the new Gone with the Wind Trail Pass.
The trail pass was formerly only offered to tour groups, but now individuals can take advantage of this unique ticket. The pass grants guests access to all five can’t-miss stops along the trail. At only $33 per pass, this is a 20% savings off full retail price. The pass can be purchased at any of the stops along this charming trail and now online at www.GWTWTrail.com
The stops include The Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum: Scarlett on the Square. Housed in a historic warehouse, The Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum has been a mainstay in downtown Marietta since April 2003. The museum is home to the original Bengaline Honeymoon gown worn by Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara in the movie, several of author Margaret Mitchell’s personal volumes of the novel and an educational display dedicated to the African American cast members.
Discover the birthplace of Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, where she penned the famous phrase, “Tomorrow is another day.” Guided tours of the Margaret Mitchell House are offered daily and include visits to her Crescent Avenue apartment, which she affectionately nicknamed “The Dump.” Mitchell’s house includes an exhibit showcasing the author’s fascinating life and also has a Gone with the Wind movie feature.
Check out the unforgettable story at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s Central Library. With one of the most extensive collections of Margaret Mitchell’s photographs, books and personal items, the Central Library’s Special Collection Department is a must-see. The collection includes almost 1,500 pieces including 73 editions of 35 translations of Gone with the Wind, over 500 of Mitchell’s personal books used for her research, over 400 personal photographs documenting all aspects of Mitchell’s life and work, motion picture stills of the film, Mitchell’s Red Cross uniform, her 1937 Pulitzer Prize, Mitchell’s Remington typewriter which was used to write Gone with the Wind and her Atlanta Public Library card.
Visit the Oakland Cemetery where Mitchell is buried. The Gone with the Wind Trail Pass includes guided tours on the weekend to further explore this historic ground. This picturesque Victorian cemetery includes a botanical garden, flourishing wildlife habitat and a public park. Mitchell and thousands of other Atlanta notables rest here. With its historical notoriety and beautiful surroundings, Oakland Cemetery offers a serene place to pause and reflect.
The timeless tale of love and war continues just 15 miles south of Atlanta at the Road To Tara Museum. Relive Rhett and Scarlett’s sweeping romance by enjoying the museum’s original movie props and Scarlett’s most famous dresses, foreign edition library, original manuscripts and extensive photo gallery.
With the new Gone with the Wind Trail Pass, visitors can dig deeper into this beloved tale of love and war at a discounted price. Step back in time and pay homage to the great American novel that left an indelible mark on American life and culture—Gone with the Wind.
Purchase a Gone with the Wind Trail Pass at www.GWTWTrail.com