Atlanta does give a damn about Gone with the Wind – and you can take in the museums, southern homes and hotels that are connected to Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the film, which celebrates its 75th birthday this year
The first port of call for Gone With The Wind fans, thanks to its central location in midtown, the ground floor of this redbrick house is a museum that includes the apartment where Margaret Mitchell wrote most of her novel. Mitchell and her second husband, John Marsh, occupied one of 10 apartments crammed into the Tudor-revival building she nicknamed The Dump. The apartment’s two small rooms plus a galley kitchen and bathroom look much as they would have when Mitchell lived there between 1925 and 1932. Further rooms have displays of photographs of Mitchell and there is a half-hourly guided tour, which talks you through her childhood and how she bluffed her way into journalism.
• 990 Peachtree Street, +1 404 249 7015, margaretmitchellhouse.com. Open Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm, Sun midday-5.30pm, adult $13, concs $10, four-12 years $8.50