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Archibald Smith Plantation Home

935 Alpharetta St, Roswell, GA 30075-3827
+1 770-641-3978
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our favorite of the three Southern Trilogy sites, with a great tour by Amy

This was our last of three stops in Roswell to see the Southern Trilogy sites; we liked this one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ellenbee56
Well preserved Plantation home.

Interesting to see the story of the family and house as a Plantation before the Civil War to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SBM50k
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Alpharetta, 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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935 Alpharetta St, Roswell, GA 30075-3827
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our last of three stops in Roswell to see the Southern Trilogy sites; we liked this one the most, especially because our tour guide Amy did a great job introducing us to the family and their home; her narrative was detailed without being...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting to see the story of the family and house as a Plantation before the Civil War to the 1990's. Tour guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. You can see the grounds afterward and they even have a cell phone guide. Remember your earbuds.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide did an excellent job telling us the stories of the family members that lived in this house. She was also very knowledgeable about the family and period pieces of furniture and about the home in general. If you like Civil War history...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Walking into the house was like a step back into time. With out tour guide Amy, dressed in the historic clothing of the 1800s. She was very informative on the Archibald smith family and made the tour very interesting. If you would like to learn...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

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 to town hall. Peaceful and historical, the guides are...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

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 guides.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 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
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

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.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

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

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Nancy B
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Response from Erica B | Reviewed this property |
It will definitely depend on the handicap. There is a walkway that is dirt and gravel, stairs to enter building as well as dirt trails around the plantation. Inside tours are also going to be challenging if you have a... More
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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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