Rambles feature tours and social events in historic properties not usually open to the public. Tours of historic homes and buildings are self-guided, and guests provide their own transportation. These trips attract hundreds of participants per Ramble and are offered two weekends each year in the fall and spring. Recent Rambles have included Gainesville, Marietta and the Golden Isles.
About the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
Founded in 1973, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation works for the preservation and revitalization of Georgia's diverse historic resources and advocates their appreciation, protection and use.
As one of the country's leading statewide, nonprofit preservation organizations, the Trust generates community revitalization by finding buyers for endangered properties acquired by its Revolving Fund and raises awareness of other endangered historic resources through an annual listing of Georgia's "Places in Peril." The Trust recognizes preservation projects and individuals with its annual Preservation Awards and awards students and young professionals with academic scholarships, the Neel Reid Prize and Liz Lyon Fellowship. The Trust offers a variety of educational programs for adults and children, provides technical assistance to property owners and historic communities, advocates for funding, tax incentives and other laws aiding preservation efforts, and manages two house museums in Atlanta (Rhodes Hall) and Macon (Hay House). To learn more, visit www.GeorgiaTrust.org.
ATLANTA, Sept. 26 - Nearly 50 homes and sites will be open for tours during the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's Fall Ramble in Savannah, Oct. 6-8. The event will offer visitors and residents a rare opportunity to explore private historic homes and buildings that are not usually open to the public.
On Friday, 'Ramblers' will traverse Savannah's earliest automobile suburbs filled with grand Colonial Revival and Craftsman homes before visiting the palmetto-lined pedestrian mall at the center of Chatham Crescent and the hidden midcentury gems of Kensington Park and Magnolia Park. Guests will discover fascinating homes including a 1911 Spanish Colonial style home and a 1959 midcentury modern ranch featuring nearly all of its original details.
On Saturday, the Ramble continues as tour-goers explore Savannah's world renowned Historic Landmark District, the largest in the nation. Guests will tour an array of private homes, recently completed preservation projects and up-and-coming rehabilitations in progress. Highlights include grand historic townhomes overlooking Madison Square, an 1842 Federal style townhome that is touted as one of the finest in Savannah, and an 1859 Italianate home that is one of the oldest on Gaston Street.
On Sunday, 'Ramblers' will get the Lowcountry experience as they tour sites in the Moon River District. Located just 20 minutes from downtown, this Savannah neighborhood is home to salt marshes, a Gullah Geechee oystering community and the picturesque Wormsloe Historic Site, where tour-goers will explore several buildings on the private Wormsloe family property, including the 1906 library. 'Ramblers' will discover Savannah's waterfront plantation houses on Isle of Hope, highlighted by an 1870 Folk Victorian home on Bluff Drive overlooking the Skidaway River. Then guests can head over to Pin Point and see the historic Gullah Geechee community in a historic oyster factory turned museum.
A wide variety of registration options is available. For tickets and information, visit GeorgiaTrust.org. Proceeds benefit The Georgia Trust.