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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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  • Smith Plantation is a part of a Trilogy Tour featuring 3 historical homes in Roswell. This house was lived in until the 1990's and has a mix of antique and modern (1950's) furnishings. There are many ...  read more »
  • Delightful and informative tour of the Smith plantation. The house is beautiful and the inside is awesome. Matt was our tour guide and he was so knowledgeable about everything and informative and like...  read more »
  • We chose this site as it was recommended in our Fodor's guide, so glad we did, not easy to find, no signposting but it is next door to City Hall and there is a large car park. Thie house is only open ...  read more »
  • The Archives Smith Plantation Home shows the history of the area over a timespan ranging from the early Georgian colonial period to the middle 20th Century. The family owned the property and lived there for most of that time. The house shows some of the updates that were added by the family, such as the more modern kitchen. However, the family kept nearly everything that they ever owned -- even broken things. This has been a great help to historians, as they have physical evidence of period tools, fashions, etc. The square columns on the main house front show the "plain" plantation style. In contrast, larger plantations might have used a "fancy," or classical revival, style, and often used Greco-Roman columns as an obvious sign of their success. My only concern is that the Archival Smith Plantation Home does not go into much detail about the practice of slavery there. There are some signs with useful information on this subject, especially in the rebuilt slave quarters. However, anyone wishing to understand how a plantation operated, and thereby better understand the economy of the South before, during, and after the Civil War, will have to do additional reading.
  • Too much modern day stuff
  • History so close. V ery interesting and lots of pictures
  • i have not been to the smith plantation since i was a little girl. one of my friends lived there and i will never forget visiting her. i remember her showing me the sundial and the house. i will never forget that friend.
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