Our travel spotlight shines on the Buckhead area of Atlanta, Georgia where southern hospitality and tradition meet the cutting edge of the art world. A product of the Forward Art Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports the visual arts in Atlanta, The Swan Coach House is part art gallery, part restaurant, and part gift shop (that’s where our jewelry comes in).
Looking for a chic place to have lunch or tea with the ladies? Come to the Swan Coach House to dine with the society women of Atlanta and taste the famous Swan Favorite: chicken salad, shrimp salad and their special frozen fruit salad. Wash it down with a delightful mint julep or cup of tea.
The Swan Coach House is located on the grounds of the Atlanta History Center, a 33-acre property with historical homes, gardens, and the Atlanta History Museum. The photo below is of the Historic Swan House, the family home who’s carriage house was procured in 1967 as the Swan Coach House we know today. The main home is now part of the Atlanta History Center and is open for touring.
The Swan Coach House gift shop is a great place to browse if you find yourself waiting for a table at the popular restaurant. Our jewelry can be found among many other treasures.
While the Swan Coach House was originally opened as a restaurant, gift shop and art gallery, the gallery was expanded in 1984 beyond the footprint of the original house. The Swan Coach House Gallery hosts a variety of exhibitions that include works from nationally renowned artists, southern artists, and also notable up-and-coming artists. In 1999, the Forward Arts Foundation created the Emerging Artist Award, a yearly award for new artists in the Atlanta metro area. The winner is awarded a monetary prize was well as a solo exhibition at the gallery.
The Swan Coach House is definitely a gem in the Atlanta area, not only for the high society of southern ladies but also for anyone looking for fresh art, historic property, and a delicious lunch spot. Check it out if you’re in the area!
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