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“If you've seen other historical houses, skip it!”
Review of Swan House

Swan House
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$57.60*
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Atlanta Historical Homes Tour
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$69.98*
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Atlanta's Sightseeing Bus Tour
Ranked #11 of 290 things to do in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
Ashland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“If you've seen other historical houses, skip it!”
Reviewed April 26, 2012 via mobile

The photos on the website ( big front columns, etc) led us to believe that the Swan House was going to be a quintessential Southern mansion. Our mistake! We should have read the description more carefully. This house was built in 1928 and is decorated in a Federal style and while somewhat interesting, is definitely the house of a upper middle class businessman not some millionaire Atlanta society family. If yiunhave seen other historical houses, you might want to skip this one. We were disappointed in the tour too. The house might have been more interesting if the tour guide had done more talking about the lifestyle that went on in the house. For example, the kitchen had lots of cooking tools from the 30's in it, but the guide did little to bring them to life. Fortunately,none of the people on the tour started asking lots of questions which livened things up and engaged the group more. That said, the gardens and grounds around the house are well worth exploring. The Quarry Garden is a real gem!

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Newnan, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“Got engaged here!”
Reviewed April 20, 2012

I got engaged at the Swan house and it was absolutely amazing. I felt like a princess. The gardens were spectacular, the view from the balcony was dreamy. My family was waiting down below with champagne and well wishes. GREAT experience!

Visited May 2011
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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“This house is beautiful.”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

If you are ever in Atlanta vist the Swan House. The gardens are something to behold.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed March 15, 2012

A beautiful structure and piece of Atlanta history situated in one of the most ideal areas of the city.

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Marietta, Georgia, United States
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
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“Spooky House With lots of Atlanta History”
Reviewed February 23, 2012

I have never been in the place but it is SO COOL LOOKING!!! I have been in front of it over 45 years of scavenger hunts, late night lurkings, early morning wanderings in Buckhead and it never ceases to stop me in my tracks and send a shiver up my spine. I always expect to see a candlelight go floating past one of the windows as I stand there. SO COOL!! Go see it.

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