2016 Georgia Trust Spring Ramble

Filed in Events by on April 3, 2016


The Georgia Trust is travelling north along the tracks of the historic Great Kennesaw Route to discover Marietta, Kennesaw and Acworth. Get on board and check your schedule for the 2016 Georgia Trust Spring Ramble on April 22-24, 2016.

Explore more than 60 historic private homes and sites during The 2016 Georgia Trust Spring Ramble
in Marietta, Kennesaw and Acworth. Friday’s Ramble will take you to Marietta and Kennesaw, where you’ll explore some of the area’s finest historic homes.┬áSaturday’s Ramble will feature magnificent homes along Marietta’s most prominent streets. Sunday’s Ramble will take you to the charming town of Acworth, where you’ll tour the Collins Avenue Historic District, which offers a view of 150 years of vernacular southern architecture.

The 39th Annual Preservation Awards will be held at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, a Smithsonian affiliate on Friday, April 22nd.

Rambles feature exclusive 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. Maps and programs are provided at packet pick-up. Catered meals are offered as part of registration packages; however, there are tour-only (no meals) options as well.

These trips attract hundreds of participants per Ramble and are offered two weekends each year (fall and spring). Recent Rambles have included the Golden Isles, Athens and Lexington, Americus, Cartersville and Madison.

The Ramble occurs rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable. Click here for more information and to buy tickets to the 2016 Georgia Trust Spring Ramble.

Georgia Trust members at the Heritage Level ($225) and above are invited to a special reception at Tranquilla. This grand 1849 home may be Marietta’s preeminent symbol of southern antebellum architecture. It was built by Milledgeville native Andrew Jackson Hansell, founder of the Georgia Military Institute and later manager of the Roswell Mills. Tranquilla’s gleaming white-brick and imposing two-story, four-column portico make it stand out along Kennesaw Avenue as a Greek Revival masterpiece. The home was visited by Margaret Mitchell, a film director and artist in the 1930’s to study the architectural details for possible use in Gone with the Wind. Today the home is lovingly cared for by Beth and Greg Griffin.

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Aaron Hofmann is the founder of AllAboutAtlantaHomes.com and also a Realtor with Atlanta Communities focused on the Atlanta real estate market. Aaron is a transplant from the Midwest (amazingly not a native Atlantan) and has lived in Atlanta for over 20 years and has developed a love for this city and desire to share with current and new Atlanta residents.

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