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Smith Plantation
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935 Alpharetta Street, Roswell, GA 30075
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Phone: 770-641-3978

Hidden among the trees in historic Roswell, Georgia, sits a graceful home constructed by one of Roswell’s founding families, the Smiths. In 1838, the Smith family and 30 of their slaves left two struggling plantations along the Georgia coast to make a new start with 300 acres of cotton farmland north of the Roswell Square. Their home, built by slave labor in 1845, was preserved by three generations of the Smith family and is now open to the public as a museum.

Three generations of the Smith family lived in the home and saved many of their belongings. For over 160 years, Smith Plantation stood the test of time as all around it the small mill village of Roswell transformed into a bustling metropolitan suburb. The home has since become one of the best examples of vernacular architecture, as well as cultural and historical interpretation, found in the region.

Perfectly preserved is the Smiths' two-story farmhouse, complete with outbuildings, including:
  • Servants quarters
  • Cookhouse
  • Smokehouse
  • Corn crib
  • Barn
  • Carriage house
  • Well
  • Spring house


Tours of Smith Plantation

Admission

  • Adults: $8
  • Seniors (65 and up): $7
  • Children (6-12): $6
  • Children under 6 are free
  • AAA Discount
    • Adults: $7
    • Children: $5

Hours

  • Monday - Saturday:
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Tours start on the hour)
    • First tour: 10:00 AM
    • Last tour: 3:00 PM

  • Sunday:
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Tours start on the hour)
    • First tour: 1:00 PM
    • Last tour: 3:00 PM

Holidays

All of Southern Trilogy Historic House Museums are generally closed for all major National holidays. Occasionally the homes will opt to be open on a holiday, so please call for holiday hours.

Trilogy Pass

Save money with the Trilogy Pass for admittance to all three historic homes in Roswell:
  • Adults: $18
  • Children: $15

Special Group Rates

Special group rates are available for groups of 20 or more. Group tours must be scheduled three weeks in advance. For more information or to book your group tour, please call 678-639-7500.

Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided tours are available for download or by using a cell phone to call 770-225-2457. The self-guided tours are of the grounds only. All home tours are docent-led.
 


Volunteer Opportunities at Smith Plantation

Volunteers bring life to Smith Plantation and are a vital part of our programs. They represent the face of Smith Plantation to our community and to our guests. We have numerous volunteer opportunities and are always seeking additional interested people. We would love to have you come volunteer with us.

If you love history, interacting with people, beautiful architecture, and decorative arts, or if you love historic gardens, Smith Plantation may have a volunteer opportunity for you.

For more information, call 770-641-3978

Volunteer Positions Available

  • Docent Lead Tours: Docents lead tours and share the story of the house. We are open seven days a week. Monday through Saturday tours are given on the hour from 10 AM to 3 PM. Sundays tours are given on the hour from 1 PM to 3 PM.
  • Education: We are developing education programs for school groups and senior tours.
  • Research: Research materials are available at both the Roswell Historical Society and the Georgia State Archives.
  • Special Events: Events include Easter Egg Hunt, Camp Yesteryear, Homeschool Day, Fall Farm Day, Spooktacular, and Christmas events.
Volunteers will be given training. Volunteer hours are flexible and based upon you availability. Smith Plantation is a fun place to spend your free time.




Smith Plantation is owned and operated by the City of Roswell, Georgia.
935 Alpharetta Street, Roswell, GA 30075
Chuck Douglas, Historic Site Coordinator
cdouglas@roswellgov.com
770-641-3978