Marietta ‘Gone with the Wind’ Museum

The Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum, housed in historic Brumby Hall, contains the collection of Christopher Sullivan, which features countless items related to the 1939 film, which is still the highest-grossing movie of all time, both domestic and international, when adjusted for inflation.

Items in the collection include two original costumes (the ones in cases) and several replicas (outside the cases), cast photos and autographs, memos, historical and cinematic tidbits, props, scripts and conceptual artwork, plus a gift shop. These photos offer a glimpse of what you will see at the museum. (The two letters were written by Oscar Polk (Pork) and Hattie McDaniel (Mammy) for the film’s defense of its racial representations and characterizations.) For more information about the museum, visit

In the Civil War era, Brumby Hall stood adjacent to the Georgia Military Institute, which was burned to the ground by the Union Army and never rebuilt. Interestingly, the Hilton Marietta Hotel and Conference Center, built in a historic plantation style, now stands in that location, mimicking the look and layout of the old Institute.

Cinematic history meets the harsh, difficult reality of actual history across the street at the Marietta Confederate Cemetery, which is shown in the last four photos. The “Butler” grave, of course, has no relationship to Rhett. Or does it?

For more history — both real and cinematic — visit nearby Marietta town square and discover how the town played a central role in the real story behind Buster Keaton’s The General. And for photos of the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum in nearby Atlanta, go here.

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