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Archibald Smith Plantation Home

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Address: 935 Alpharetta St, Roswell, GA 30075-3827
Phone Number: +1 770-641-3978
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Hidden among the trees in Historic Roswell, Georgia lies the elegant home...

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 southern coast of Georgia, to make a new start with some 300 acres of cotton farmland north of the Roswell Town Square. What this well-to-do 19th Century farming family did not realize when they constructed their home was that it would be preserved by their descendants as an untouched treasure of southern history.

For over 150 years, the Smith's Plantation Home has stood the test of time as The Civil War was brought to its front steps, and all around it, the small mill village of Roswell erupted into a bustling metropolitan suburb. Perfectly preserved are the Smiths two-story farm house, complete with outbuildings, including slave quarters, a cook house, corn crib, barn, carriage house, well, and spring house.

Three generations of the Archibald Smith family lived in this home and saved all of their belongings, large and small, important and trivial, broken or whole. The home and grounds have become one of the best examples of architectural, cultural, and historical interpretation found in the region.

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If you are looking to visit a plantation with authentic time period pieces that were owned by the Smith family, this is a must visit. Many of the original buildings are still... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking to visit a plantation with authentic time period pieces that were owned by the Smith family, this is a must visit. Many of the original buildings are still intact and all the furniture is from the family. Very cool historical visit.

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Monclova
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good tour. Michael did a great job. We enjoyed it. We wish more was known about the personalities of the family.

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Thank tamsea
Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to other Historic Home Tours, but this was one of the best. The house was nice, but the best part was the presentation and information. We had a fairly large group, and they handled us very well. Should be on your must-see list if in Roswell!

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Ogden, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tours are on the hour, so we just walked around the grounds. The signage is very good. It was quite interesting to learn about the plantation.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on a fall morning when my parents came to town. Very well done and very well preserved.

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Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every year at the holidays we visit the Archibald Smith Plantation Home and it's always new and interesting. The rooms in the home are decorated differently every year, and it's always beautiful and for the most part, true to the period (a few modern ornaments, etc.). Every time we go we learn more about the interesting history of the family... More 

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Soldotna, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An hour long time travel around the grounds, through various farm buildings that contain artifacts, & the plantation style home that all depict life with the Smith family from the early 1900s up through 1994. It was a wonderful tour, place to visit, staff & opportunity to walk through life in the American South. Loved everything about the place and... More 

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Grand Rapids, MI.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My wife suggested going to this plantation while staying a few miles from there. We went and found it to be quite enjoyable. There is an $8 per person entry fee to tour the house. We were the only people in our tour and the young fellow did a good job in explaining the history of this plantation. There are... More 

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Prattville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect...great place to visit. The hostesses are knowledgeable and easy to follow. They answered all of our questions. The pictures at the beginning take you back to the past so it makes it easy to follow. If you like to follow the Civil War era, this is the place to go. Since "Black Lives Matter" is so purely revealed in... More 

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Longview, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Smith Plantation is a part of a Trilogy Tour featuring 3 historical homes in Roswell. This house was lived in until the 1990's and has a mix of antique and modern (1950's) furnishings. There are many original furnishings including clothing. There are several outbuildings. Two floors of rooms are included in the tour.

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