Historical tours shine light on factual basis for legendary events, such as George Washington chopping down a cherry tree and Andrew Jackson stealing eggs from a bald eagle's nest. Get the facts straight with today's Groupon: for $18, you get an adult ticket to Peter Bonner's Gone With The Wind tour, including a tour of Stately Oaks Plantation (up to a $36.95 value).
The Gone With The Wind tour is a nostalgic stroll through the rich and romantic antebellum history that inspired Margaret Mitchell's legendary novel and the film of the same name. Be regaled with stories of real-life inspiration for the novel's characters as you rattle the cages of the Old Jail (now the Clayton County History Center), shiver your timbers in the Patrick Cleburne Memorial Confederate Cemetery, and quote antiquated profanity at Stately Oaks Plantation, the real life inspiration for Tara. The Road to Tara Museum boasts a collection of historic Civil War artifacts and movie memorabilia, including an original oil mural with near life-size renderings of Rhett and Scarlett, allowing curious film buffs to confirm the existence of buttermilk biscuit crumbs in Clark Gable's mustache. Historian and super-secret time traveler Peter Bonner conceived the tour while researching a book about the Battle of Jonesboro; he ensures you’ll get an authoritative, insightful look at how history, fiction, and tours of history and fiction intertwine.