After inventing geometry and physics, Greeks invented history—primarily as a way to document their many inventions. Take a stroll through history with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get two passes to historic home tours from A Southern Trilogy in Roswell (up to a $36 value).
Roswell's A Southern Trilogy runs a collection of tours that span three historic Roswell homes, each representing a different facet of antebellum history. The 1838 Archibald Smith Plantation stands as an educational relic of plantation life, with three Smith generations worth of work put into preserving each aspect of the ancestral history. The grounds sprawl with historic outbuildings, such as a cookhouse, corn crib, and carriage house. Barrington Hall, the family home of Roswell's founders, lends its Greek-revival majesty to 7 acres of grounds, and conceals a wealth of history about one of Roswell's first families. Another Greek-echoing structure, Bulloch Hall, is the site of 1853 marriage of Teddy Roosevelt's parents, and currently serves the inquisitive public with permanent exhibits including reconstructed slave quarters.