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I have never visited a plantation and would like to experience one of the best ones since I know this part of the USA has several. Which one would you recommend to be the best one for a first-time visitor?

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    Close to Georgia... Biltmore House in Asheville NC is amazing over 9 years ago

    • And expensive huh? haha I've always wanted to go the Biltmore. I think I need to take a mini loan out first from the Vanderbilts themselves before I can afford to take my family there. :) Thanks for the input. Aaron Atencio about 9 years ago
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    Check out the plantation house just outside Savannah. If you are staying in Atlanta visit stone mountain plantation house. over 9 years ago

    • I ended up in Charleston instead. Savannah I will have to check out at another time. I have heard good things about Stone Mountain. Thanks for the input. :) Aaron Atencio about 9 years ago
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    Despite our history, Atlanta has very few plantation homes left. Most were burned during Sherman's March to the Sea during the Civil War. And Atlanta has more recently been less interested in preserving that history. Civil War history is not well preserved in Atlanta due to the lingering resentment among the African-American community.

    With that said, there are a few place I'd recommend. A good one to see is the Bullock House in Roswell. Also, if you have a car, take a drive east on I-20 towards Augusta and visit Madison. This town was saved from distruction by Sherman's troops by the local towns people. Its one of the more well preserved towns from that era in the state. There are a number of beautiful 1800's homes to see in this lovely small town.

    In another direction down I-85 south towards Montgomery, you'll find the city of Newnan. This is another very well preserved southern town. In fact, Newnan is known as the City of Homes.

    Incidently, Newnan is not far from White Springs where FDR spent his last days at the Little White House. If you're a histroy buff, this is well worth the trip.

    Have a great trip. over 9 years ago

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    • I appreciate the detailed answer. Very interesting. Great recommendations, Thank you! Aaron Atencio about 9 years ago
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    If you are in Atlanta you can prob visit the governors mansion, swan house. Tara museum and gone with the wind house are in Jonesboro. But they are not near as grand as they seem in the movie almost 8 years ago

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    Milhaven plantation near Gerard , ga. In screven county over 7 years ago

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    About 75 miles northwest is Rome, and there sits Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum. It's a beautiful old plantation house, but what was the plantation is now Berry College. Because of this, much of the history is focused on the school and its founder, Martha Berry (this is her childhood home and family estate). Still, there are guided tours in the house and gardens, and you can drive around the Berry campus as well (it feels more like a state park than a college campus). Hope this helps, and happy travels! over 7 years ago

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    On another note, Margaret Mitchell's home is located on the corner of 10th and Peachtree Street, NE in the heart if Midtown. Not the original location. It was moved several blocks up the street from where it was built. about 6 years ago

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