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Roswell's Historic House Museums are owned and operated by the City of Roswell, Georgia.




Visiting Our Historic House Museums


Roswell's "A Southern Trilogy" Historic House Museums of Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall, and Smith Plantation are reopening on a phased approach in response to COVID-19. Thank you for your patience as we implement a plan with the health of our guests, staff, and volunteers in mind. This means providing a touchless ticketing process, practicing social distancing, enhancing cleaning measures, limiting the length of tours, offering a staggered entry time, and limiting house occupancy levels. Thank you for your patience as we implement a plan with the health of our guests, staff, and volunteers in mind.

What can you do to help?
  • Utilize our touchless online ticketing process
  • Stay at home when not feeling well
  • Practice social distancing
  • Be thoughtful of others
  • Masks/Face coverings are required in all City of Roswell Facilities, including the historic homes. Please visit thannyle.com/coronavirus for more information regarding the City of Roswell coronavirus response.

Hours of Operation*

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 - 4:00 PM


*Please check the events calendar in advance for closures.


Barrington Hall


Phone: 770-640-3855

Bulloch Hall


Phone: 770-992-1731

Smith Plantation


Phone: 770-641-3978
 


Guided Tours

Guided Tours are offered Wednesday - Saturday only. Individual tickets must be purchased for each house and tours last approximately 30 minutes.
  • Tour Times:
    • Barrington Hall: 11:00 AM
    • Bulloch Hall: 1:30 PM
    • Smith Plantation: 3:00 PM
  • Cost:
    • Adults: $5 per house
    • Children (6-12): $4 per house


Self-Guided Tour

See Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall, and Smith Plantation for one low price and visit each home at your own pace! Expect to spend approximately one hour at each location. Ticket is good for one day and house occupancy levels are limited at this time. Guests are welcome to tour the grounds and outbuildings at their leisure. A cell-phone tour of the grounds is available for download or by using a cell phone to call 770-225-2457.
  • Cost:
    • Adults: $15
    • Children (6-12): $12
 
Note: Please check the events calendar in advance for closures.

Group Tours

Our apologies, "A Southern Trilogy" Historic House Museums are currently not scheduling large group tours. We hope to do so safely as soon as possible. Information will be updated on this page.





Historic House Museum Events

EventDate/Time
12/07/2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
12/09/2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12/12/2020 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
12/12/2020 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
12/14/2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
12/19/2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12/19/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12/21/2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
12/21/2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12/21/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12/21/2020 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12/24/2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
12/25/2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
12/26/2020 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
12/28/2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
01/01/2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
01/04/2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
01/05/2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
01/06/2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
01/09/2021 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
01/11/2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
01/18/2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
01/23/2021 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
01/25/2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
02/01/2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
02/07/2021 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
02/08/2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
02/15/2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
02/22/2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11/25/2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
12/24/2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
12/25/2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM



Holidays at the Homes


The Holidays arrive at the Homes!
An annual tradition, volunteers and local organizations work towards decorating the historic homes for the holiday season.

Barrington Hall

November 10 - January 3
Lovingly decorated by our docent core group, they always enjoy preparing the house for visitors using a vintage twist!

Also, don't forget that there will be a Toys for Tots donation center at Barrington Hall this year throughout November and December. Please consider donating a toy or two for a local family in need this holiday season.

Bulloch Hall

November 12 - January 3
An annual favorite, several local organizations spend months planning for an annual decorating theme and this year it reflects a cozy home of "Hearth and Holly." There are several people involved in bringing this festive cheer to Bulloch Hall and we thank them all!

We would like to recognize the following groups:
  • Martha Stewart Bulloch Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Friends of Bulloch Hall
  • Horseshoe Bend Garden Club
  • Magnolia Sampler Guild
  • Paces Gardeners
  • Roswell Woman's Club

Smith Plantation

November 5 - January 3
The Roswell Garden Club will be celebrating 12 years of decorating the 1845 Smith Plantation.

This year's decoration theme is "Winter Wonderland." Each of the nine rooms and areas in the home will have a unique decoration and will showcase what you can do with floral arrangements beyond the traditional arrangement - all with woodland and garden inspirations! With something for everyone, visitors will love seeing the rooms come alive for the holiday season with the creativity of Roswell Garden Club.
 
Decorations are viewable with regular admission.






Current Exhibits


Exhibits on View
The historic homes feature original exhibits seasonally, consisting of specially curated items from the families’ collections as well as pieces on loan from other historic preservation organizations.

Barrington Hall

New exhibit coming soon.

Bulloch Hall

New exhibit coming soon.

Smith Plantation

Overdressed: The Many Layers of Women's Fashion in the 19th Century

November 10 - January 30
Considering that the Smith Plantation was a farmstead in rural North Georgia at the time, many people may be surprised at the surviving clothing samples within the Smith Family Collection and how it can highlight the changing fashion and daily women’s life during the late 19th century. Exhibit will detail the dressing process, from underwear to accessories, while exploring function, form, and presentation. Visitors will discover what it tells us about 19th century life, social expectation, women's work, and the clothing it embodies.
 
Exhibits are viewable with regular admission.






The Lantern Newsletter


This newsletter, The Lantern, will help communicate Rowell's historic assets vision for bridging community and heritage, leading it forward on a meaningful path, and always with the aim of illuminating the past and inspiring the future. The story and conversation surrounding the historic assets is evolving – it is moving forward with an expectation of inclusivity, broader dialogue, and engagement.

As part of the Recreation, Parks, Historic & Cultural Affairs Department, it is the aim of the Historic Assets Division to enhance and highlight the amazing resources that the City of Roswell so organically possesses. The primary resource is you, the community, and this will be reflected within the newsletter. Let's celebrate and move forward with common vision!

For any questions regarding The Lantern Newsletter, please email Dena Bush at dbush@roswellgov.com.


Newsletter Archive




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 Robert Winebarger at rwinebarger@roswellgov.com or 770-640-3855 at least ninety-six (96) hours in advance to book an appointment to use the grounds. Photographers will be asked for their permit number and are required to have a copy of the permit on site at all times.




Get Involved—Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteers bring life to Roswell's Historic Homes and are a vital part of our programs. They represent the face of the homes 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, we may have a volunteer opportunity for you.

For more information, contact Liat Westerman at lwesterman@roswellgov.com.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Docent Tour Guides
  • Educational Programs
  • Special Events
Volunteers will be given training. Volunteer hours are flexible and based upon you availability. Roswell's Historic Homes are a fun place to spend your free time.