The Georgia Trust


From River to River, you're invited to ramble through Georgia's first city with stops in Midtown, Downtown, and the Moon River District of Savannah!


Upper-level Georgia Trust members ($225 and up) will enjoy a private reception at the Harper-Fowlkes House. Built in 1842, it is one of Savannah's remaining mid-19th century mansions. To upgrade your membership to the Heritage level and to see this magnificent home, contact 404-885-7805 or

The Georgia Trust Fall Ramble
From River to River: Georgia's First City
October 7-9, 2016
Savannah, Georgia

Ramble home Itinerary Registration options Hotels Packet pick-up


RAMBLE ADVISORY (Oct. 5, 2016)

The Georgia Trust Postpones Savannah Fall Ramble

Due to the threat of Hurricane Matthew and the state of emergency declared by Governor Nathan Deal, The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and Historic Savannah Foundation, by mutual agreement, have decided to postpone the 2016 Fall Ramble in Savannah to October 6-8, 2017. Attendees are encouraged to cancel their hotel reservations as soon as possible.

The Georgia Trust is concerned about the safety and enjoyment of our Ramblers and Savannah homeowners and sincerely apologizes for this change of plans. Ramblers will be given an option to carry forward their Ramble registration until fall of 2017 or receive a refund. Please let us know if you would like a refund (see below); otherwise, your Ramble registration will automatically be transferred to the 2017 Ramble. We appreciate your understanding that this process takes time as we are in the middle of contacting homeowners, vendors, meal venues, caterers and other parties involved in making the Fall Ramble possible.

The Georgia Trust would like to express its appreciation to Historic Savannah Foundation and to our local chairs, Rebecca Fenwick and Georgia Trust Trustee Lisa White, for their hard work in planning this Ramble and for their wisdom and cooperation in arranging for the Ramble and its format to be rescheduled for October 6-8, 2017.

**Ramble registrations will automatically be transferred to the 2017 Ramble in Savannah, Oct. 6-8, 2017, unless you would like a refund. For refunds, contact Brittany Darlington at



The Georgia Trust will head downriver to discover Savannah's early streetcar suburbs, its beloved downtown, and the lowcountry of the Moon River District. Mark your calendars to tour some of Savannah's best preservation projects, new and old. Tours will include private homes, recently rehabilitated commercial projects, and behind-the-scenes access to projects in progress. Guests will enjoy a menu indicative of the Lowcountry, to be enjoyed amidst the backdrop of the Georgia State Railroad Museum, Lebanon Plantation and Bethesda Academy. A special Heritage Reception for upper-level Georgia Trust members will be held at the Harper-Fowlkes House (see below for details).


Heritage Reception
Upper-level Georgia Trust members ($225 and up) will enjoy a private reception at the Harper-Fowlkes House. This handsome 1842 Greek Revival mansion was built on a historic Savannah Trust lot and is one of Savannah's remaining mid-19th century mansions. The Harper-Fowlkes House has served as the headquarters for the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Georgia since Alida Harper-Fowlkes bequeathed the house to the Society in 1985. The house is beautifully furnished with antiques, yet continues to retain the feel of a warm and inviting home. One of the featured treasures of the house is the elliptical opening viewed from the lower and upper levels of the entry and stairwell. To upgrade your membership to be a part of the Heritage Reception, call the Georgia Trust Donor Relations Manager at 404-885-7805.


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 the Golden Isles, Americus, Cartersville, Milledgeville, LaGrange and Atlanta. Want to see what it's all about? Join us in Savannah, October 7-9!

For more information, contact the Trust’s Special Events Department at 404-885-7812 or

**Times are subject to change. Event occurs rain or shine. Tickets that include meals are non-refundable after September 23.



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