Ever changing, full of fun, and always delicious historic tours! If you are a visitor, new-to-town, a local, or hosting out-of-town guests, it's a fun way to discover Roswell.
Guides take you on a stroll down the brick sidewalks of Roswell, sharing history and interesting stories. Along the way, you stop at unique restaurants where you taste the creative cuisines and meet the culinary wizards that have put Roswell's historic district on every "foodie's" map of best places to visit!
Roswell is a historic Georgia town located a few miles north of the city of Atlanta. Bordered by the Chattahoochee River, Roswell is filled with antebellum homes, art galleries, quaint shops, bike paths, parks, and some of metro-Atlanta's most delightful eateries!
Built in 1842, Barrington Hall is one of three antebellum homes owned and operated by the City of Roswell. The home and its gardens are open for tours every day except holidays. The original family maintained possession of the home until 2002 and today the home is filled with original funishings, paintings, and family possessions.
roswell square is located in the heart of downtown roswell. next to this small park are a number of shops, restaurants, and bars. roswell square is listed on the national register of historic places. downtown roswell is a very nice place to visit in the atlanta area.
dunwoody hall was originally constructed of wood in 1842. just after it's completion the house was destroyed by a fire. the home you see today was rebuilt in 1847 out of brick covered with stucco. dunwoody hall is now a private residence but you can take a look at the home from the street.
the w. j. dolvin house was once home to emily dolvin visscher who was president jimmy carter's aunt. it is nicknamed "the roswell white house" because jimmy carter was a frequent visitor there during his presidency. today the w. j. dolvin house is a private residence but you can view it from the street.
This is a great place in any season for a nice woods walk next to a pretty creek, located right off Roswell Road as it passes over the Chattahoochee River. Small parking lot with a $3 fee per car, the trails go on from the end of the parking lot with signage for both main trails---one going up the hill and along the ridge top, and the other going along the creek. Dogs are welcome and not too hard for kids.
The trails end at a Roswell City Park with picnic tables and a covered bridge.
primrose cottage was built in 1839 and is one of the oldest homes in roswell. this beautiful antebellum home can be rented for weddings and private functions. the primrose cottage is worth a look when in downtown roswell.
in 1838 archibald smith moved to roswell from st. marys georgia. in 1845 he built a plantation house on 300 acres just north of roswell town square. smith had a prosperous cotton plantation business until the outbreak of the civil war. during the atlanta campaign the smith family fled the area and did not return until 25 years after the war. today you can tour this beautiful antebellum plantation home and gardens. for more information see the attached web site.
bulloch hall is one of a number of historic and architecturally significant homes and buildings in downtown roswell. roswell was one of a few towns in the atlanta area that escaped destruction by union general william t. sherman's troops during the civil war. bulloch hall was built for major james stephens bulloch in 1839. this greek revival home is one of the finest examples of true temple form architecture in the southern united states. in 1853 mittie bulloch married theodore roosevelt sr. at bulloch hall. their son theodore roosevelt jr. was later to become the 26 th president of the united states. for those interested in architecture and history bulloch hall is worth a visit when in roswell. bulloch hall is open for tours. see the attached web site for admission and times.
the roswell cultural arts center hosts stage plays, dance performances, and classical concerts. the cultural center is also home to the atlanta wind symphony. the cultural arts center is a great place to spend the evening when in the atlanta area. for admission and times see the attached web site.
this antebellum raised cottage was built in 1846 for savannah cotton broker robert adams lewis. holly hill is private residence but you can view it from the street.
the roswell visitor center is a good first stop on a trip to roswell. at the visitor center you can get a map and information on the historic and cultural attractions of this charming town.