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The grounds of the Southern Trilogy Historic House Museums are now reopened. All buildings and restrooms will remain closed until further notice. Thank you for your patience as we implement a phased reentry plan with the health of our staff, volunteers, and visitors in mind. Please enjoy the grounds and gardens during this time and our self-guided cell phone tour. Tour information may be found on signage throughout the grounds. You may also view our enhanced online tour. We look forward to fully reopening and welcoming guests as soon as possible.

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Smith Plantation

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935 Alpharetta Street, Roswell, GA 30075
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

Smith Plantation is closed to the public until further notice.

Portrait/Scenic Photography Permits

Professional portrait or scenic photography on the grounds of Roswell's Historic House Museums requires a City of Roswell photo permit and an appointment. Photography to be used by the photographer for solely personal and/or noncommercial purposes does not require a permit.

Photographers with a valid City of Roswell photo permit must contact Smith Plantation at 770-641-3978 ninety-six (96) hours in advance to book an appointment to use the grounds. Photographers are required to have a copy of the permit on site at all times.

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