1-Day ATL Lit Tour

Day 1 You'll See:

Explore all the literary glories the South presents, with the lives of Margaret Mitchell and Joel Chandler Harris explored, as well as American literature in general.

Day 1 -

Robert Woodruff Library - Within the Atlanta University Center you will find the highly regarded Robert Woodruff Library, ‘the world’s oldest consortium of historically black colleges and universities’. Open to the public and students alike from 7:30 am to 12 am, this widely used resource center serves as a primary library and research facility for nearby universities such as Spelman, Morehouse, Clark, and Atlantic University Center, also serving as the AUC Consortium and Theological Center. Inside you will find a quite ‘extensive and unique holding of materials on the African American experience’, the archives research center, in particular, holding such beloved collections as the Henry P Slaughter and Countee Cullen Memorial Collections, as well as the popular Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection.

The Wren's Nest - This Victorian/ Queen Anne-style farmhouse was built around 1870, serving as home to Uncle Remus author Joel Chandler Harris from 1881 to 1908. At The Wren's Nest you can learn about the heritage of African American folklore through storytelling and tours, this house-turned-museum one of the best literary educational resources in the area. Learn all about Joel Chandler Harris, a popular 20th-century writer, and his biggest work, Uncle Remus: Folklore of the Old Plantation. Is this book an example of racial stereotypes, or is it a far more insightful guide of sorts to the Old South social code?

Gone With the Wind Museum - Located in downtown Marietta at the historic Brumby Hall, the Gone With the Wind Museum is a must-see for fans of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Margaret Mitchell. This museum celebrates the famous Margaret Mitchel novel and film Gone With the Wind with displays of costumes, rare prints, and other various memorabilia. It opened in 2003 thanks to generous donations of artifacts from Dr. Christopher Sullivan. The collection here is sure to delight and intrigue any fan, with so many things from the film and novel that you just can't see anywhere else.

Margaret Mitchell House - One of the most popular historic places to visit while in Atlanta is the Margaret Mitchell House, the home in which a majority of Gone With the Wind was written. The Mitchell House and Museum are located in Midtown near Peachtree Street, first built in 1899. Tudor Revival Architecture is what will be seen at this turn of the century home, a 3-story grandiose historic setting for such a grandiose historic literary feat. Inside you will find a quite ‘apt setting for learning about Mitchell’s motives for writing...and the lifestyle she lived with her husband, John Marsh, in the 1920s.’