Archibald Smith Plantation Home, Roswell

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The Archibald Smith Plantation Home is a historic house in Roswell, Georgia built in 1845. The home was built by one of Roswell's founders, Archibald Smith, and housed three generations of his family. The home was restored by the third generation, Arthur and Mary Smith, in 1940. The home was sold to the City of Roswell in 1986 and opened to the public as a house museum in 1992.In addition to the home, the grounds include a guest house, slave quarters, cookhouse, carriage house, barn, spring house and water well. The plantation was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
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  • If you have the chance to go this week, do so before Christmas decorations come down. The decorations in the house are just beautiful. It's a beautiful spot hidden in the middle of Roswell, right next...  more »
  • Janice was one of the best tour guides I've had in decades of house tours. Informative and knowledgeable with our questions. Highly highly recommend this house and grounds.  more »
  • Excellent tours are given on the hour. Experience the real flavor of the South in the grand old days. History lovers will be fascinated. Stories about the erstwhile occupants are well told by tour gui...  more »
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  • Great tour by Michael. He was very informative and provided us great background on the family and area. So nice to have such an enthusiastic young guide. The house, it's contents and the grounds are amazing. Great value and time well spent.
  • 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 of the family and plantation life in an expert manner. This was a wonderful and enjoyable experience. Highly recommend this tour.
  • I enjoy walking around this park. It is located near city hall in Roswell and the downtown historical district. The house is interesting to view and you can walk freely on its grounds. Nice walk before or after dinner.
  • Well preserved historic building and about 10 additional buildings. They offer both cell phone self guided tours and tour guides.
  • Michael was excellent as our guide. A beautiful museum plantation. Worth the $8

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