Roswell's Historic House Museums

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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 ceciliamtz.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
 

Tour Information

One hour recommended for full tour of house and grounds.
Please start self-guided house tour by 3:15 PM.
All buildings close promptly at 4:00 PM.


Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.
We accept cash (no bills higher than $20) and charge, no personal checks.


Guided Tours

Guided Tours are offered Tuesday - Saturday. Individual tickets must be purchased for each house and tours last approximately 30 minutes. Self-guided tour option included with guided tour ticket.
  • Guided Tour Times:
    • Barrington Hall: 11:00 AM
    • Bulloch Hall: 1:30 PM
    • Smith Plantation: 3:00 PM
  • Ticket Prices:
    • Barrington Hall or Smith Plantation
      • Ages 13+: $5
      • Ages 12 and under: Free, but tickets are required
    • Bulloch Hall: "A Garden Affair: What to Wear" Exhibit
      (May 4 – August 29)
      • Ages 13+: $10
      • Ages 12 and under: Free, but tickets are required


Self-Guided Tours

Visit our homes at your own pace! Each ticket is good for one house, one day. 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.
  • Home Hours:
    • Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    • Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Ticket Prices:
    • Barrington Hall or Smith Plantation
      • Ages 13+: $5
      • Ages 12 and under: Free, but tickets are required
    • Bulloch Hall: "A Garden Affair: What to Wear" Exhibit
      (May 4 – August 29)
      • Ages 13+: $10
      • Ages 12 and under: Free, but tickets are required
 
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
07/26/2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
08/02/2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
08/03/2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
08/09/2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
08/14/2021 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
08/16/2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
08/23/2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
08/28/2021 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
08/30/2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10/09/2021 11:00 AM - 3:00 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



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

A Garden Affair: What to Wear

May 4 - August 29
A garden party, whether it is an afternoon tea, a plein-air evening event, or a wedding, always calls for the proper attire. Curated by the Roswell Historical Society and featuring a portion of their unique textile collections, this special spring and summer exhibit highlights elegant clothing and accessories from the 1920s through the 1960s, celebrating the tradition of garden soirees.

Smith Plantation

New exhibit coming soon.
 
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 Dena Bush at dbush@roswellgov.com or 770-641-3954 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.