Swan House

Swan House, Atlanta: Hours, Address, Swan House Reviews: 4.5/5

Historic Sites • Gardens • History Museums
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 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!
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k a
Raleigh, NC22 contributions
So Interesting
Jun 2021
Beautifully designed and furnished. Loved the Shutze collection of porcelain and furniture. The signage was superb which is very unusual.
Written June 10, 2021
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CraftBeers
Plano, TX23,567 contributions
Part of the History Museum - One entrance fee for both
May 2021
We didn't realize the Swan House was part of the History Museum. We made the mistake of setting our map program to the Swan House. When we pulled up to the valet we learned it was for functions using the house. Visitors need to exit the driveway and drive around the block to the main entrance of the museum. There you pay a $23.41 fee to get into the museum. See that TripAdvisor site for comments about the museum.

Access to the Swan house is a 3-5 minute walk from the museum. For some people it might be a 30 minute walk because the ground are beautiful. Walking, sauntering and enjoying are part of the enjoyment.

The Swan House is a small mansion and very cool to visit. I was expecting to see a massive plantation home or something like the Biltmore Estate in Asheville NC. While it's small in comparison, the layout of the grounds is beautiful. The rooms are a pleasure to walk through. I was in the house maybe 20 minutes. The gardens, farm and slave quarters were probably the highlight. I am so glad they recreated the slave quarters. There is no replacement for seeing first hand the hard living conditions they endured.
Written June 3, 2021
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floridaprincess65
Fort Lauderdale, FL64 contributions
I wish they had more rooms open
May 2021
It was very interesting. Docents were informative. We expected to see more rooms. The setting was beautiful and a lof of items were original and well preseved. Grounds are amazing.
Written May 25, 2021
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78marilynl
Atlanta, GA189 contributions
Hidden gem in Atlanta
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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Pepper
Seattle, WA1,615 contributions
European sophistication in Atlanta
Oct 2020
Beautifully outfitted home modeled on European visions of grandeur. Lovely situation on top of the hill with walking and wooded trails all around, and some very old cabins that were quarteres for enslaved people- plus some older farm buildings - These oldeer buildings were taken from parts of Georgia but are still interesting to see. If you want a civilized walk in the woods- this is a good place--better I think though in the spring when the Roadies and Azaleas would be blooming.
Written October 19, 2020
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top banana
Ormond Beach, FL32 contributions
Big old well preserved mansion
Sep 2020
Part of the historical society's grounds and well worth it being included in the admission. Its how the "other half" used to live.
Written September 19, 2020
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missruncia
Toronto ON Canada95 contributions
Not just for women !!!
Feb 2020
Beautiful site, Incredible service, spectacular food ... wheelchair accessible ... nice art museum and local product store on site as well ... nice walk around the gardens
Written February 24, 2020
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PBP K
Southampton, New York, United States97 contributions
Elegant and Sumptuous
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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william w
Escondido, CA93 contributions
Within Reach of Atlanta's History
Oct 2019
The grounds are really special.
May events go on in this area.
The mansion is well done, and the guides re full of information.
Love the old cars.
A must see while in Atlanta.
Written January 31, 2020
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bhlraven1916
Atlanta, GA818 contributions
Beautiful home on same grounds as Atlanta History Museum
Jan 2020 • Solo
The Swan House is an excellent example of the Second Renaissance Revival style and represents the architectural and decorative tastes of affluent citizens in the late 1920s. Built by Edward and Emily Inman, heirs to a cotton brokerage fortune, the house was designed by well-known Atlanta architect Philip Trammell Schutze in 1928 and decorated by Ruby Ross Woods of New York. Swan House and its gardens are together considered Shutze's finest residential work, in which he adapted Italian and English classical styles to accommodate 20th-century living.
Written January 20, 2020
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  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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