Just about 30 minutes from Midtown, this is a fantastic antebellum home with a fun grouping of buildings. The country store, where you buy your ticket, has lots of unique gifts including moonshine jelly! The clerk in the store gave us a map of the grounds, which had several interesting buildings.
The one room schoolhouse from around 1900 had a classroom setup and looked like it doubled as an event facility. Other outbuildings, including a tenant cabin, kitchen house, outhouse, barn, as well as a small Creek Indian village. Lots of fun buildings to poke around outside prior or after the house tour.
The docents on the tour were simply fantastic - the knowledge they possess of the original family, and the contents of the house is a great learning experience. Both docents brought the place to life and I found this one of the most interesting guided house tours I've taken. It didn't feel scripted. While it's not the fancy plantation of a Hollywood film, it was an upscale four over four with amazing heart pine wood. It's such a history lesson to learn about how people lived and what different household items were used for.
All in all - a great way to spend some time and experience plantation life, the antebellum south as there really isn't any within the city of Atlanta itself due to being burned in 1864. Highly recommend this for either history buffs, and a fun outing for kids (especially the Creek Indian village).
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