EXPERIENCE A BOLD INSPIRATION: THE KINGS – ROSWELL’S FOUNDING FAMILY
In the 1830s, Barrington King and his father, Roswell King co-founded the colony which became Roswell, Georgia. Together, they built a dam to capture the waters of Vickery Creek. Water was redirected to a millwheel to power the looms of the first cotton mill of the Roswell Manufacturing Company, chartered in 1839. Barrington King took over the mill from his father and doubled its size. By 1853, the two mills tripled the revenue of the original Roswell Manufacturing Company.
Barrington Hall is one of the best examples of Greek Revival Temple architecture in the United States, today. The surrounding seven acres of original grounds look much as they did 160 years ago. Barrington Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been called one of metro Atlanta's 50 Most Beautiful Homes by Atlanta Magazine. Fourteen Doric columns line three sides of Barrington Hall, and this house was used as Union headquarters during the Civil War.
On your visit to Barrington Hall, you will be inspired by generations of the King family through furnishings, artifacts, and stories. Explore the only antebellum public garden in the greater Atlanta area. Original outbuildings on the current site include a smoke house, icehouse, barn, and two wells.
Tour Times & Admissions:
Purchase the Trilogy Pass which provides admission to all three homes and receive a discount
($18 per adult; $15 students ages 6 - 18;)
Trilogy Passes are available at the Roswell Visitors Center or each home.
Let Us Assist You
In addition to the home tours, experience the Cell Phone Audio tours of the grounds at each site. Hear the sounds and voices of the past describe the life at these spectacular properties. The audio tour is offered at no charge to visitors, but please be aware that your normal plan minutes will apply.