Roswell is a city known for its charming historic district and homes. Visitors can learn about the city’s rich history through the stories of its earliest structures and founding citizens, and enjoy the many events offered to experience these city landmarks.
Landmarks to Enjoy
Mimosa Hall & Gardens
Mimosa Hall & Gardens is a beautiful Greek revival house surrounded by stunning gardens. A.J. Hansell, an owner of the home who moved to Roswell after the Civil War to rebuild the burned Roswell Mill named the house Mimosa Hall after the lovely trees on the property. The property today is owned by the City of Roswell and hosts cultural programming and events throughout the year, as well as being available for private rentals.
Another historic gem in Roswell is Barrington Hall. This home is where it all began for the King family, who were instrumental in establishing a successful textile mill along Vickery Creek and the development of Roswell. Barrington Hall is also home to the oldest antebellum garden in the Atlanta metro area open to the public, highlighting the significance of historic preservation and landscape to the Roswell community.
For those interested in presidential history, Bulloch Hall is a must-visit. This antebellum home was built for the James Stephens Bulloch family and played a significant role in shaping the life of Mittie Bulloch, mother to Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States.
For a glimpse into Roswell’s history through the years, visitors can tour the Smith Plantation. This property is all that remains of an original 300-acre farm and offers a stroll through time, from antebellum Roswell to the 1950s, showcasing how each generation left its mark.
For those looking for more interactive experiences, Roswell’s History Houses offer fun events for ages 7+ from panning for gold to dancing as they did in the 1800s.
Roswell’s history is truly alive and well, and visitors can learn about it in a variety of ways. Whether touring historic homes and gardens, or participating in fun events, the city offers a unique look into its past that is both informative and enjoyable. Be sure to see the list of fun events offered by Roswell’s Historic House Museums.