A Southern Trilogy: The Historic Home Museums of Roswell

Take a tour of Roswell’s Historic Home Museums, which consist of Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall, and Smith Plantation. Restored and furnished with original family possessions, the 1800s home of Barrington King remained in the family until 2003. Groups will see the surrounding grounds, which feature the only antebellum public garden in the Atlanta area. Bulloch Hall, built in 1839, is the childhood home of Mittie Bulloch, President Theodore Roosevelt’s mother. The tour of Bulloch Hall takes groups through a children’s history room, an open-hearth kitchen, an award-winning museum room and several outbuildings. At Smith Plantation, a cotton plantation built in 1845, groups will see ten original outbuildings and artifacts from three generations of the Smith Family.
Contact Info
Address: 3 historic homes in Roswell, GA. Barrington Hall: 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell, GA 30075. Fulton County. Bulloch Hall: 180 Bulloch Drive, Roswell, GA 30075. Fulton County. Smith Plantation: 935 Alpharetta Street, Roswell GA 30075. Fulton County. Tel: 770-640-3253 or 1-800-776-7935. Website: www.visitroswellga.com/what-to-do/history/historic-home-tours. Email: studenttours@visitroswellga.com. Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-3PM, tours start on the hour; first tour at 10AM and last tour at 3PM. Sun. 1PM-3PM, tours start on the hour; first tour at 1PM, last tour at 3PM. Same Day Booking: No.
Trip Info
Grade Level:  All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue