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Swan House

130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305-1366 (Buckhead)
404.814.4000
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Ranked #18 of 194 attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
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California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was part of the Atlanta History Center. It was very interesting as most of the furniture was original to the house. The grounds and garden were very nice. Very progressive wife lived here. See what she omitted in her master bathroom.

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Connecticut, USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I went with my mother and her friends for a lovely, old-fashioned Southern lunch at the Swan Coach House. Formerly the coach house for the grand and glorious Swan House, the restaurant resides on what are now the grounds of the Atlanta Historical Center and is operated by the ladies of the Forward Arts Foundation. It is a fresh-flower-and-white-linen-napkin kind... More

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This house was truly amazing. Loved the intricate design. They grand staircase, gardens, Victorian play house and master bath were my favorite sights. The tour guide did an amazing job giving history and details without getting tiring. Just loved it.

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Allen, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My son and I visited the Swan House on a weekday. We had a self guided tour, but wished we would have gone when it was curated. The actual Swan House is beautiful. Apparently, scenes from the Hunger Games were filmed there, and the filmmakers left some memorabilia that can be viewed on Saturdays. I wished I'd know that prior... More

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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is a very neat place to visit. There is so much history there that you could spend a week there looking at every thing. The swam house is master piece, It is neat to see many of the original pieces still their. The museum host several different exhibits. I found the Civil War to be the most interesting. They... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is "old Atlanta" at its best. The food is delicious and the service excellent. Great place for ladies to go, although husbands enjoy the food too.

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Douglasville, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was obviously a beautiful home, but much of it is off-limits, making the tour rather quick and uneventful - bathroom here, staircase, foyer, another bathroom here, and out we go.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Loved this mansion. The back door where the tour begins appears to be the front but you need to go around the front to see the flanking & cascading stairs not only to the door but down in the yard with a gorgeous waterfall in the middle! Flowers are all over and this is quite an experience to tour this... More

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Beautiful property and grounds. Enjoyed the furnishings and imagining living there. Disappointed that a third of the house is locked up and not viewable. Don't plan on eating at the carriage house unless you've got on your preppy clothes - it was full of socialite women with a haughty attitude.

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bonniehazelwood
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It was really interesting learning about the history of this house and really fun looking at the furnishings some a thousand years old, really disappointed that one room was being restored so furnishings weren't in it and that the dining table wasn't in place and that the husbands bedroom wasn't open

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