Swan House
Historic SitesGardensHistory Museums
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Enter the iconic blue doors of Atlanta's Swan House and discover a world of culture, commerce, quality, and comfort. Constructed in 1928 at the end of the Jazz Age, the house missed the Depression by mere months. Swan House was the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Emily Inman. They built the house for entertaining – we hope you enjoy it, too!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Farangiz K
    36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recommend to visit
    Located inside the Atlanta History Center, it is a beautiful house to see. I went there early morning when the center opened and left around noon. By noon on Saturday area got busy. Recommend coming in early and enjoying the property without the crowd.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 10, 2023
  • Rebecca G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get a Tour From Jack
    My mother and I went to the swan house on Saturday and had a great time. We had been before, but had never received a tour with a docent. Our guide was Jack his expertise was astonishing. It was so impressive. He knew so many facts not only pertaining to the house, but also the people that lived and worked there and the objects that were in it. He mastered any question that was thrown at him. His enthusiasm for the subject matter shown through and really brightened our experience. If you’re in the area, I highly suggest coming here and having a tour with Jack.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 9, 2023
  • mayacosmos
    Englewood, New Jersey234 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely afternoon steeped in history
    Lovely preserved house with fantastic knowledgeable guide. So interesting to see and hear how the last lived in luxury from riches gained and lost to be gained again. Had a lovely southern lunch in the restaurant down the street. The gardens were beautiful and just beginning to show color with the tulips and daffodils. The museum not to be missed
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 2, 2024
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William D
Atlanta, GA1,132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
This is the house of the original owner of the land that the Atlanta History Center sits on.

The house has a really neat history behind it which a host will tell you about when you enter the home. You are allowed to walk through the whole house, and it is filled with the original furniture, kitchen appliances, dishes, etc.

No matter how many times you visit you will always see something new here.

Highly recommend visiting. Military and veterans admission is free.
Written April 12, 2022
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dectree
Griffin, GA96 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Part of the Atlanta History Museum campus. Gardens were a bit overgrown coming up to the house. Grass lawn well manicured. Historic ‘20’s home. Basement is a must see collection from around the world. First floor was well preserved and interesting. Second floor rooms were half furnished with unfurnished rooms set up for visual information about topics of the museum’s choice. Not highly informative and appeared like “how do we fill this room.” Third floor had some rooms closed off, but still interesting to see servants quarters in comparison with owner suites. Allow 1 1/2 to 2 hours for walking tour time.
Written July 28, 2021
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MSDXB
Dubai, United Arab Emirates41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Plenty of opportunities to learn about American history, beautiful gardens and walking opportunities, Staff is extremely friendly and knowledgable. We asked plenty of questions and they gave us a lot of insights about the history of the house, the owners and the interior.

The only strange thing is that you are allowed to take picture with your phone but nit with a camera, not even for personal and non-commercial purposes.
Written July 13, 2022
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Adriana M
Syracuse, NY168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
A beautiful house and fantastic grounds, I am a big Hunger Games fan so found it fascinating to see the fountain and stairs used for the set. I am also a big fan of old houses. The foyer and staircase are jaw-dropping and the butler's pantry and kitchen give you a greater understanding of what the servants at the time had to contend with.
Written May 16, 2022
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78marilynl
Atlanta, GA181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
While on a business trip to Atlanta, we had an extra day to explore. The Skyview was closed so we got out our phones and searched for historical homes. We discovered the Swan House was only a 15 minute drive from midtown. When we arrived, we discovered a quaint tea room where we had lunch before touring the home. The food was exquisite! If you go, get the chicken salad. Trust me!! After lunch we toured the home, which was FREE! This is such an amazing home with a great story. After we toured the home, we walked the grounds and discovered a log cabin that had been moved to this location. We couldn't help but think of Little House on the Prairie. Don't pass up the chance to visit if you can. You won't be disappointed.
Written January 20, 2021
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Farangiz K
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Located inside the Atlanta History Center, it is a beautiful house to see. I went there early morning when the center opened and left around noon. By noon on Saturday area got busy. Recommend coming in early and enjoying the property without the crowd.
Written August 10, 2023
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PBP K
Southampton, New York, United States95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Wev stopped for lunch with friends and found a real gem of a place at the Atlanta History Center. Great service, wonderful food, and old Southern elegance and charm. Don't miss their specialty: chicken curry salad. The best!
Written February 6, 2020
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Rebecca G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
My mother and I went to the swan house on Saturday and had a great time. We had been before, but had never received a tour with a docent. Our guide was Jack his expertise was astonishing. It was so impressive. He knew so many facts not only pertaining to the house, but also the people that lived and worked there and the objects that were in it. He mastered any question that was thrown at him. His enthusiasm for the subject matter shown through and really brightened our experience. If you’re in the area, I highly suggest coming here and having a tour with Jack.
Written November 9, 2023
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mayacosmos
Englewood, NJ234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Lovely preserved house with fantastic knowledgeable guide. So interesting to see and hear how the last lived in luxury from riches gained and lost to be gained again. Had a lovely southern lunch in the restaurant down the street. The gardens were beautiful and just beginning to show color with the tulips and daffodils. The museum not to be missed
Written April 2, 2024
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Zeke J
23 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
Presently, the Swan House is giving tours based on the filming of, "The Hunger Games." My group of friends and I were extremely disappointed in the tour and that it was based on a Hollywood film and not based on the architecture or history of the home. The property is filled with movie posters and memorabilia from the movie. For such a beautiful home, it is sad to have to see that this is what the tour is based on.
Written December 1, 2014
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