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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...more
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Hidden behind Roswell’s impressive City Hall lies this preserved plantation. Tours are given every hour and our docent was knowledgeable and pleasant. We learned much more than we would have exploring the house on our own. An enormous amount of artifacts from the original family...More
We learned so much and enjoyed visiting this beautiful home. Janis was fantastic. She does a great tour and is a fabulous story teller. There is so much history in Roswell. Smith Plantation is a beautiful home!
My husband and I live in nearby Alpharetta and decided on a whim to check out the Smith Plantation. We truly enjoyed ourselves. Janis was an excellent guide, so informative and personable. The house was lovely, so many original items still there. We went in...More
Our tour guide, Amy, greeted us at the door with a wonderful smile and a colonial dress complete with a hoop skirt.
We began our tour with an introduction to the Smiths. Amy brought them alive w her descriptions. After meeting the generations of
Stopped here for a fascinating glimpse a local Roslyn family and their home. The patriarch and wife moved here when their rice plantations on the coast failed. They were slave owners, had a son die from illness before the Civil War ended, and then had...More
While simpler in style than Bulloch or Barrington this house is an interesting contrast. The house history feels more austere than the other 2 homes, but you can view plenty of authentic artifacts left behind by the residents through the years. You can walk the...More
Visited the Smith Plantation while in Atlanta for a conference, and I am so happy I made the time to go and see it. Janis was an amazing tour guide...very knowledgeable, engaging, and exceptionally sweet. Was an overall wonderful experience.
The history and well preserved home, is just wonderful, the guide was very knowledgeable and brought so many interesting things about the time period and history that a lot of places are not aware off. They took their time and never felt rushed, great place...More
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
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 difficult time maneuvering as there are stairs, and some narrow areas.