Swan House, traditionally known as one of the most recognized and photographed landmarks in Atlanta, is an elegant, classically styled mansion built in 1928 for the Edward H. Inman family, heirs to a cotton brokerage fortune. The mansion, designed by famed Atlanta architect Philip Trammell Shutze, provides a glimpse into the lifestyle of this Atlanta family during the 1920s and 1930s. Explore the many rooms of this beautifully restored historic house and enjoy gardens, fountains, and breathtaking views on the Swan House grounds. We offer a variety of experiences at the Swan House including Open House Experiences and a special Capitol Tour.
For general questions about the historic Swan House, please call 404.814.4000.
Open House Experiences
Swan House uses an open house format featuring first-person, costumed interpreters who initiate conversations that bring the history of the site to life.
At Swan House interpreters give visitors a glimpse into the lives of the Inman family and their servants during the 1930s. Guests are encouraged to interact with the interpreters! Ask questions, and get responses from unique, historical points of view.
Tours offered Monday-Saturday, 4:00 PM.
Capitol Tours cost $10 per person in addition to the cost of general admission.
The Swan House at the Atlanta History Center was one of many Georgia set locations used during the filming of the movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
The Capitol Tour experience includes a guided tour through Swan House showcasing the rooms that were used during filming. Visitors will have exclusive admittance to a behind-the-scenes exhibit displaying photos from the production at Swan House and select props from the film. Snap a photo at two unique photo opportunities presenting recreations of portions of sets from scenes in the movie. Once the tour leaves the interior of Swan House, visitors may head outdoors to explore the gardens and lawn and capture more photo opportunities from the film.
If you have a group of 10 or more, please call 404.814.4031 for reservations. Limited advance ticket availability.
Tour unavailable: May 19, May 23, June 20, and July 4, 2015.