This beautifully restored antebellum plantation has a history as expansive and magnificent as its rooms. Built in 1839 in the ... More
Stately Oaks Plantation
This beautifully restored antebellum plantation has a history as expansive and magnificent as its rooms. Built in 1839 in the Greek Revival style, the home was moved to its present location from outside of Jonesboro and named for the large trees surrounding it. Previously, it had housed both Northern and Southern troops during the Civil War in 1864.
This place was absolutely fascinating. Its in Jonesboro, a very cute town near Atlanta, with lots of historic buildings.
The tour guides are all volunteers, passionate about history and told great stories about the house's past, which has a rich, amazing history. Going there you can put yourself into the old south and get an idea what life was like for the southern elite. There are also oubuildings on site - a former slave cabin, a one-room schoolhouse, a pumphouse and more. they gave me a tour even though I was the only person there, and it was just amazing. If you get a chance, GO!!! Its all non-profit so its also a way to support historical preservation.
Our Guide, Mrs. English, was so wonderful, she aswered every question, and it was like she was giving a tour of her own home. The evacuation of Jonesboro reenactment we went to was amazing... we were all afraid, and could really imagine what it would have been like. The reenactment we went to was at night, which made it so realistic for us all.
Stately Oaks is a beautiful looking place, but I have visited places with a lot more to offer for a lot less money. The house has some furnishings clearly out of the period (1860's) being represented. Tour guides are friendly and well-dressed in 1860's costumes, but they seem more scripted than actually knowledgeable about their subject. There is nothing onsite for children (outside the gift shop), and the tour is not really child-friendly, either. For elderly & handicapped, only 2 buildings had wheelchair ramps, and one of them led to a locked door. One building shown on the tour map (blacksmith shop) was locked up.
Overall, Stately Oaks is a great place to get your picture taken in front of while on your way somewhere else.
Upon my arrival, I was appalled by virtually no access for the deaf, blind or the handicapped. When asked, the staff was rude and crude, unlike what I thought southern women were. I would never recommend this place for those who have relatives that are deaf, blind or handicapped. It would be a waste of your money and time.
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