If it's your first time to Madison or your tenth, you won't want to miss this opportunity to explore Madison Unseen! Explore over 40 sites that are rarely seen by the public in one of Georgia's most charming towns.
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Upper-level Georgia Trust members ($225 and up) will enjoy a private reception at the exquisite 1850 Baldwin-Williford-Ruffin House, home of Robert E. Lanier, who has lovingly restored "Madison's most prominent example of Early Classical Revival." To upgrade your membership to the Heritage level and to see this magnificent home, contact 404-885-7805 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Georgia Trust Fall Ramble
October 4-6, 2013
This October 4-6, join The Georgia Trust for the 2013 Fall Ramble, when we discover Madison Unseen! – and over 40 sites that are rarely seen by the public. Our enthusiastic local committee has developed three days of exclusive tours of historic sites that are unique to this Ramble. These include fine homes like the exquisite Hilltop and the Thurleston manor, fabulous lofts like the Royal Penthouse and the converted warehouse known as the "Ice House," and countryside excursions featuring Summershade, a Garden and Gun favorite, and all that small-town Bostwick, Georgia, has to offer. Ramblers will enjoy unique dining experiences at: the Variety Works, built in the late 1800s as a master woodworking shop; the landmark property and grounds of Bonar Hall; and the beautiful lawn of Town Park, the centerpiece of the extensive 2004 redevelopment of the downtown area.
In the 1845 Guide to Georgia, Madison was described as, "the most cultured and aristocratic town on the stagecoach route from Charlestown to New Orleans." Over 160 years later, it still lives up to that claim, with one of the finest historical districts in the nation and Travel Holiday Magazine's designation as "the #1 small town in America." If it's your first time to Madison or your tenth, you won't want to miss this opportunity to explore Madison Unseen!
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Upper-level Georgia Trust members ($225 and up) will enjoy a private reception at the exquisite 1850 Baldwin-Williford-Ruffin House. This neoclassical Greek Revival landmark on Main Street features a Palladian portico supported by four fluted Doric columns. Originally built as a school classroom, it soon became the college president's home. Today it is the private home of Robert E. Lanier, who has lovingly restored "Madison's most prominent example of Early Classical Revival." To upgrade your membership to be a part of this event, call the Georgia Trust Membership Manager at 404-885-7805.
Whether you plan on touring for one day, spending the weekend, or doing it all, there's something for everyone as we explore Madison Unseen!
What is a Ramble?
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. View registration options.
These trips attract hundreds of participants per Ramble and are offered two weekends each year (fall and spring). Recent Rambles have included Atlanta, Dahlonega, Macon, and Augusta. Want to see what it's all about? Join us in Madison, October 4-6!
For more information, contact the Trust’s Special Events Department at 404-885-7812 or SpecialEvents@GeorgiaTrust.org.
PLEASE NOTE: No refunds will be given after September 20.
Special thanks to our sponsors and partners!
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