Historic Roswell …. Where Yesterday Is Not So Long Ago
Historic Roswell Visitors Bureau 617 Atlanta Street Roswell, GA 30075 Phone: 770-640-3253 | 800-776-7935 Fax: 770-640-3252 Web Site: www.visitroswellga.com
Here, in antebellum Roswell, Georgia, a real Southern Belle grew up, was married in her family’s white-columned home, and later became the mother of a U.S. President. Here, gallant soldiers rode through the countryside. And, it was here that Union troops occupied the mansions as their headquarters and set up hospitals in the Presbyterian Church and “The Bricks” prior to the Battle of Atlanta. It is to Sherman’s credit that the magnificent homes and fine old church were not destroyed, preserving the gracious way of life to be enjoyed by generations to come.
Today, Roswell’s 640+ acres Historic District is filled with tour options:
Barrington Hall, recognized as one of the best examples of Greek Revival Temple Architecture in the United States;
Bulloch Hall, childhood home of President Theodore Roosevelt’s mother, Mittie Bulloch;
Smith Plantation Home, filled with period pieces belong to the original family;
Teaching Museum North, depicting the history of the United States, Georgia and Roswell;
Chattahoochee Nature Center, an oasis of wooded uplands, freshwater ponds and marshes with miles of nature trails;
The Faces of War Memorial, site of Georgia’s largest Memorial Day Ceremony;
Walking tours of Roswell’s Historic District;
Antique shops, unique stores, restaurants to satisfy any appetite, from southern cooking to continental cuisine and of course, down-home BBQ;
a thriving Arts Community with numerous galleries and studios; professional & community theaters, festivals, special performances and event.
With so much to do, why not spend the night? Roswell has friendly and accommodating lodging facilities.
You’ll find Roswell just a short drive north of Atlanta, along the banks of the Chattahoochee River. We are waiting to show you traditional southern hospitality!
For tour times and additional information please contact the Historic Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-776-7935 or www.visitroswellga.com