I made my way to Atlanta, Georgia this past April. I always tend to research places that I am going and I knew I just had to see the Atlanta History Museum, especially the Swan House! This house was commissioned in 1928 at the end of the Jazz Age and is straight out of my dreams. I made sure to take lots of pictures to take you through the house as well.
The Swan House was owned by the Inman family who got their fortune from cotton. Upon entering the Swan House you are greeted by some members of the staff who are all dressed straight out of the 30’s and are prepared to answer any question you might have about their jobs, the family that lived there or the house itself. I personally ran into the Maid, Emma Jean in the kitchen preparing the children’s lessons for the day; the Architect and designer Philip Trammell Shutze who was hanging out around the marvelous staircase; as well as the Housekeeper who greeted me when I walked in the door! There are four floors and most rooms you are free to wander about.
I am a lover of architecture and just adore a house with columns. The grounds are gorgeous and to me all that’s missing is a pool! But all of the many fountains will suffice! The rest of the Atlanta History Museum was actually built around the Swan House Estate, making it the crown jewel of the property. If you are a fan of the Hunger Games you might actually recognize the house as it was featured in the hit movie series. Be sure to venture out to the carriage house as well, it was turned into a restaurant and gift shop. Unfortunately it was closed when I was there but I got to admire it from the outside.
Have y’all been to Swan House before? Any recommendations for my next trip to Atlanta?