Georgia on My Mind

8 Days - Departs April 17

Highlights

-Atlanta City Tour
-Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History
-Gone with the Wind Museum & Margaret Mitchell House
-FDR's Little White House
-Savannah City Tour
-Augusta City Tour
-Stone Mountain
-Three Nights in Atlanta
-Two Nights in Savannah
-11 Meals

Itinerary

Day 1: To Atlanta
Jet to Atlanta, “The Peach State.” The city is also famous for the 1939 film premier of Gone with the Wind, based on Margaret Mitchell’s best-selling novel. Several stars of the film attended the gala event. Enjoy southern hospitality as you settle in for the next three nights at the Marriott Buckhead.
Day 2: Atlanta 
On a driving tour with a local guide, you will see the highlights of Atlanta including the Olympic Park and the State Capitol building. You will tour the Margaret Mitchell House and see the apartment in which she wrote Gone with the Wind. This afternoon, visit the Atlanta History Center which is now the home of the famous painting of the Civil War battle in Atlanta which originally was hung at the old Cyclorama. This museum is also the home of “Texas,” which featured in the Great Locomotive Race. End the day with dinner at the historic Mary Mac’s Tea Room, opened in 1945 It is one of many restaurants once established by women and called "tea rooms.” (B, D)
Day 3: Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History
Visit the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History in Kennesaw to see the “General,” the other train featured in the Great Locomotive Race. Stop at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, the location of battle Mitchell depicted in her book. Make a stop in Marietta to tour the Gone with the Wind Museum with its extensive collection bringing the film to life. Exhibits include the honeymoon gown worn by Vivien Leigh who was Scarlett O’Hara. (B, L)
Day 4: Callaway Gardens & FDR's Little White House
Travel to Warm Springs. The historic district looks the same as it did when Roosevelt frequented the area and enjoyed the beneficial effect of swimming in its “healing water.” Visit FDR’s “Little White House.” The Unfinished Portrait, his wheelchair, ship models, sea paintings and gifts sent to him are preserved as he last saw them. Continue on to the splendid Callaway Gardens at Pine Mountain, a popular destination since the 1930s. A guided tour will show you the gardens, butterfly center and gothic Memorial Chapel. (B)
Day 5: Savannah & Macon
Head South to Macon, luckily, spared by General Sherman on his “March to the Sea.” A driving tour with a local guide will show you some of the many antebellum homes. Continue on to Savannah, which General Sherman  “presented” to President Lincoln as a Christmas present. Spend the next two nights in the heart of the city at the Hampton Inn. (B)
Day 6: Savannah City Tour & Pirate's House
A city tour will show you some of this city’s delights from gold domes and Corinthian columns to wrought-iron balustrades, sweeping staircases and Grecian fountains. You will drive past many lovely homes including Mercer House, built for the great-grandfather of the songwriter, and the location of the famous book and film Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil. When Savannah was a thriving seaport town, one of the first buildings was an inn for visiting seamen. Enjoy lunch in the fascinating surroundings of the Pirates’ House. Have the rest of the afternoon and evening free to explore this charming city on your own. (B, L)
Day 7: Augusta City Tour
Head to Augusta, which was the state capital several times and remained untouched during the Civil War. A driving tour will show you some of the historic buildings including the First Presbyterian Church, designed by the architect of the Washington Monument and the Old Government House. Also learn about Augusta’s elite who lived in a section nicknamed Pinch Gut,” and named for the corseted ladies who inhabited the area. Pass by some of the grand homes they once inhabited. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and an overnight stay. (B, D)
Day 8: Stone Mountain & Home
Head back to Atlanta for your flight home. Before leaving Atlanta, stop at Stone Mountain, which depicts Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Generals Robert E. Lee and “Stonewall” Jackson and their favorite horses.

 

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