September 8, 2017
10AM – 3PM
We hope to see you in Roswell for Homeschool Day! Here is some information about the event:
Homeschool Day will be held at Roswell’s three magnificent historic house museums, all built in the early 1800s. They are Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall and Smith Plantation.
Barrington Hall (1842)
535 Barrington Drive
Roswell, GA 30075
- Barrington King built this house and founded the successful textile mills of the Roswell Manufacturing Company. He and his father, Roswell King, co-founded the colony which became Roswell.
- Settling Roswell: Journey on the Trail of Tears, experience the Georgia Gold Land Lottery, see the water mill model in action, and, inside Barrington Hall, observe high technology of the 19th Century.
Bulloch Hall (1839)
180 Bulloch Avenue
Roswell, GA 30075
- Mittie Bulloch, daughter of Major James Stephens Bulloch, grew up here in a family of privilege and married Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. in this home in 1853. Their son, Theodore, became the 26th President of the United States.
- The Domestic Arts of the 19th Century: While touring, see demonstrations of quilting, basket making, and a variety of needlework. Participate in a special Civil War soldier sewing project. A storyteller will be on the porch, and additional hands-on activities will be available.
Smith Plantation (1845)
935 Alpharetta Street
Roswell, GA 30075
- This original farmhouse and ten outbuildings, built by Archibald and Anne Smith, were once part of a 300-acre cotton farm. Learn about this affluent Southern family over a 150-year period in history.
- Maize Dayz – The Many Uses of Corn: Learn the history of corn, the magic trick to unlock nutrients in corn, and how all parts of the plant were used (not just for eating). Hands-on activities include cooking a corn dish over the open fire and making corn husk dolls.
Click here for detailed driving directions to each house museum from I-75 and GA Highway 400. You may wish to print out these directions and bring them with you on the day of the event. GPS is not always reliable in Roswell’s historic district.
Free parking is available at all three house museums. Barrington Hall and Bulloch Hall each have parking on site. Parking at Smith Plantation is available at Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street, Roswell, GA, 30075 OR at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA 30075. These locations are adjacent to Smith Plantation and convenient; however, there is no parking on the actual Smith Plantation property.
Homeschool Day starts at 10 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m. Check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. at each house museum.
You may visit the house museums in any order you wish. Barrington Hall and Bulloch Hall are located across Marietta Highway/SR-120 from each other. Smith Plantation is located one mile north on Alpharetta Street/GA Highway 9. Walking between Barrington Hall and Bulloch Hall is not recommended due to busy intersections and heavy traffic.
Maps will be available upon check-in at any of the three house museums.
Activities and Demonstrations:
Various activities and live demonstrations will be occurring at all three house museums at any given time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
When you arrive at the first house museum, your name will be checked off the list, and you and your family will be given wrist bands to show you have paid. Look for tables set up outside for check-in. Check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. at each house museum.
MAKE A DAY OF IT!
Visit all three historic house museums, spread out your blanket and enjoy your own picnic lunch on the grounds.
Or enjoy lunch at one of Roswell’s many restaurants where you will find something for every taste and budget.
For hotel accommodations, call the Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-800-776-7935 or visit www.visitroswellga.com.
Early Bird Registration Price by
August 27, 2017
$12 general admission, children 5 and under free
Registration Price after August 27, 2017
$15 general admission, children 5 and under free
Registration closes at 5 pm on
September 5, 2017.
- On-line using PayPal (a small transaction fee applies)
- By Check (Please make check payable to Roswell CVB)
Send completed form and check to:
Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau
617 Atlanta Street, Roswell, GA 30075
- Call The Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-800-776-7936 or 770-640-3253.
Your reservation and credit card information (MasterCard and Visa only) will be accepted over the phone.
- All fees are non-refundable.
Roswell Visitors Center:
The Roswell Visitors Center is located at 617 Atlanta Street, Roswell, GA, 30075, and can be reached at 770-640-3253. If you need assistance of any kind, call or stop in, and we will help you. The Visitors Center also has exhibits and a video highlighting the history of Roswell. Parking is in the rear of the building.