Take a driving tour of Covington's antebellum and neoclassical houses. Drive by a replication of Tara, Scarlett O'Hara's house in Gone With the Wind, and Whitehall, Margaret Mitchell's inspiration for Twelve Oaks. Also see the famed courthouse and other sites used in the Heat of the Night TV series. Take a tour of the Emory at Oxford campus and see the letter advising Robert Woodruff (of Coca-Cola fame) not to return to school, and Kitty's Cottage, the home of the slave girl inherited by Methodist Bishop J.O. Andrews, who could not free her under Georgia law nor keep her under church law. Have lunch at either the Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle or on the Covington Square. Optional house tours: Dixie Manor, an 1838 Regency design with Italianate influences, and Boxwood, an 1830 Federal design. Six hours (allow one additional hour for visiting each house).
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