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Archibald Smith Plantation Home

935 Alpharetta St, Roswell, GA 30075-3827
+1 770-641-3978
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Nice diversion

I was in town visiting a friend and she wanted to tour the plantation. We went on a gloomy Saturday... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jon S
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Oxford, Massachusetts
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Amazing home from 1845

This beautiful home of the Archibald Smith family still has all original furniture and is so rich... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
870candices
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Cumming, Georgia
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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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935 Alpharetta St, Roswell, GA 30075-3827
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in town visiting a friend and she wanted to tour the plantation. We went on a gloomy Saturday afternoon and it was well worth it. Sarah was our guide and she was wonderful. The one hour tour was enough to learn some interesting...More

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful home of the Archibald Smith family still has all original furniture and is so rich in history of the South. Our guide provided detailed history of the family and this is truly a must see for everyone living in the area or visiting.

Thank 870candices
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live outside the state of Georgia, so these homes are so different and very wonderful compared to attractions in our state. This was the first home to tour and we were treated to a personal tour that was very informative and always interesting. The...More

Thank IverJohnson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our docent was very informative. She gave a very detailed history of the family which was impacted by the civil war. I loved how she told the good/bad/ugly parts of the history-she didn’t sugar coat it but told like it was. I would highly recommend...More

Thank jlasgood
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a very informative tour of the inside and then we took the self guided audio tour of the outside.

Thank GailBash
Reviewed 17 October 2017

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 25 September 2017 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 19 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 13 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 9 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
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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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