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Archibald Smith Plantation Home

935 Alpharetta St, Roswell, GA 30075-3827
+1 770-641-3978
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In Sugar Hill to visit relatives. Wanted to get some history and asked them to bring us here. Our... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dave W
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Cleveland, Ohio
Family visit to historic Smith Plantation House Roswell

A great place to visit as a family. Fascinating house owned by the Smith family. This Plantation... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
review13honest
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Hidden among the trees in Historic Roswell, Georgia lies the elegant home constructed by one of the town's founding fathers, Archibald Smith. In 1838, the Smith family and nearly 30 of their slaves left their two plantations in St. Marys, along the southern coast of Georgia, to make a new start with some 300 acres of cotton farmland north of the Roswell Town Square. What this well-to-do 19th Century farming family did not realize when they constructed their home was that it would be preserved by their descendants as an untouched treasure of southern history. For over 150 years, the Smith's Plantation Home has stood the test of time as The Civil War was brought to its front steps, and all around it, the small mill village of Roswell erupted into a bustling metropolitan suburb. Perfectly preserved are the Smiths two-story farm house, complete with outbuildings, including slave quarters, a cook house, corn crib, barn, carriage house, well, and spring house. Three generations of the Archibald Smith family lived in this home and saved all of their belongings, large and small, important and trivial, broken or whole. The home and grounds have become one of the best examples of architectural, cultural, and historical interpretation found in the region.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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935 Alpharetta St, Roswell, GA 30075-3827
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+1 770-641-3978
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Reviewed 2 days ago

In Sugar Hill to visit relatives. Wanted to get some history and asked them to bring us here. Our guide ( I believe he said his name was Jonathan) knew more about the history and the family that lived here than most historians could in...More

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to visit as a family. Fascinating house owned by the Smith family. This Plantation House has been kept intact. It is full of artefacts collected by the family. It is a time warp in history that has been retained as the family...More

Thank review13honest
Reviewed 20 August 2017

My wife and i were visiting relatives in Marietta, and had for a long period of time hoped to carve out time to visit the three historic homes comprising the Southern Trilogy in Roswell. We paced ourselves, one home each day, and closed out at...More

Thank petergoode2
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Very informative! Very much enjoyed seeing the home & grounds. As the home survived three generations which included changes to the home it still had that wonderful southern charm. There is a audio tour you can take using your phone, we didn't really have time...More

Thank Dawn R
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

One of Roswell historic homes, which stepped back in time to the mid 1800s to early 1900s. This family spanned three generations, and ended with the cook taking care of one of the last survivors. She lived there until her death. The tour guides (...More

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

One of the many beautiful historic plantation homes in Roswell, Ga. The Smith Plantation has a beautiful lawn, garden, pavillion, and trail that connect the plantation to the State building. Beautiful place to tour as well as enjoy urban style hiking.

Thank Erica B
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We toured the Smith Plantation Home and really enjoyed the history and charm of the home. The Smiths were very religious and more of simple means even though they were of wealth. Many great stories about the home, the Smiths and Roswell. Very informative and...More

Thank Laurie K
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This Plantation is a slice of Southern History. Very interesting cell phone narrative while sitting on antique rocking chairs on the front porch, waiting for the tour to begin. Rachel, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and guided us through the house, presenting the history...More

Thank Joy R
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful and informative tour. Our docent had a lot if historical information to share on people and furnishings. Good venue also for a special outdoor event!!!!

Thank Beth C
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We had a great time! Matt was our tour guide and was extremely knowledgeable about the family and plantations history. I would have love to hear more about life in the 1800.

Thank Shannon B
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Sorry I am so late.. adults $8.00, seniors 65 & up $7.00 , children 6-18 $6.00
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