One of Roswell's original families, the Smiths, built a lovely home that is tucked away amid the woods in the ancient Georgia town. In order to start over with 300 acres of cotton farms north of Roswell Square, the Smith family and 30 of their slaves fled two failed plantations along the Georgia coast in 1838. Three generations of the Smith family saved their slave-built mansion, which is now a public museum. It was constructed in 1845. The Smith family resided there for three generations and kept a lot of their possessions. Smith Plantation endured for more than 160 years despite Roswell's surrounding little mill hamlet changing into a thriving urban suburb.
The scenery here is absolutely beautiful. Enjoy exploring the trails, getting wet in the creek, and learning about Roswell's history. This will be the best part of any trip hands down. You could spend the entire day here exploring. Such a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Also, the park and creek are exceptionally clean. This is a local favorite for families to visit, picnic, hike, and take a dip in the creek to cool off on those hot summer days. A must-see if you ever visit Roswell. You can also start the Vickery Trail from here.
Some of the original furniture possessed by the Barrington King family is still present in Barrington Hall, which was built in 1830. Some of the domestic goods from the pre-and post-Civil War eras will fascinate you. The city did a fantastic job bringing back (and keeping) the original splendor of this home and yard. It makes a lovely location for outdoor celebrations, etc. It is essential to visit Barrington Hall in downtown Historic Roswell to enjoy authentic Southern charm. Barrington Hall is situated on seven acres. Explore the grounds' various original outbuildings and the only antebellum public garden in the greater Atlanta area.
If you are a history buff you will appreciate learning more about the Bulloch Hall the childhood home of President Theodore Roosevelt's mother, Martha Bullock. This is an 1840 Greek Revival mansion featuring restored rooms with period furnishings. There are two options to tour this home: a free self-guided tour and a paid, guided tour. The house is wonderfully well-preserved, and you get to see many items that came from the Civil War Era. Your tour guide will be knowledgeable about the house and will be able to answer all our questions. You are free to roam the grounds also. If you get the Southern Trilogy Pass - it will give you access to tours of this House, as well as two other Historical Houses in Roswell.
One of the several parks in Roswell that line the Chattahoochee River is called Azalea Park. It is a great location for a picnic, canoe trip, stroll, or riverside bike ride. A covered pavilion, numerous picnic tables, and a sizable-paved parking area are all present on the landscaped grounds. This is an excellent location for a family picnic, riverside bird watching, or Frisbee throwing. On the river, you can frequently find Canadian geese or ducks who would enjoy a piece of bread. Canoes, kayaks, rafts, and powerboats can all be launched with ease from a large, paved boat ramp. The adjacent Atlanta Rowing Club may be practicing on the tranquil river with long shells. For many kilometers in either direction, a paved track that is suitable for walking, bicycling, and rollerblading runs next to the river.