The Grounds and Gardens Open to the Public.
Smith Plantation is the home of Archibald Smith who traveled to Roswell in 1845 with his wife, children and thirty slaves. They built their home on a 300+ acre plantation. Tragedy struck when Smith's eldest son, Willie, was killed during the Civil War. Perhaps it was Willie's death that caused the family to hold tight their other possessions. Whatever the reason, Smith Plantation is filled with the family's original artifacts. See how time has altered this home from the time of slaves working in the fields to a day in 1986 when the family's descendants sold the home to the City of Roswell on the strict condition that the family's maid, Mamie Cotton, be allowed to live in the house for the remainder of her life. Smith Plantation is complete with a parson's room and 10 original outbuildings, among them slave quarters and a spring house.
*The grounds at Smith Plantation are dog-friendly.
Admission is free.