Roswell's Historic House Museums
Visiting Our Historic House Museums
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:
*Please check the events calendar in advance for closures.
Guided ToursGuided 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
- Adults: $5 per house
- Children (6-12): $4 per house
Self-Guided TourSee 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
- Adults: $15
- Children (6-12): $12
Group ToursOur 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
Holidays at the Homes
An annual tradition, volunteers and local organizations work towards decorating the historic homes for the holiday season.
Barrington HallNovember 10 - January 3
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 HallNovember 12 - January 3
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 PlantationNovember 5 - January 3
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.
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.
Overdressed: The Many Layers of Women's Fashion in the 19th CenturyNovember 10 - January 30
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Docent Tour Guides
- Educational Programs
- Special Events
Join like-minded artists in Craig Ford’s oil and acrylic classes. Craig’s class is open to all levels!
We bring you the 2020 edition of the Lighting of the Square! While we can’t be together this year, we are with you in spirit. From our family to yours - happy holidays, Roswell!