The Georgia Trust

Going Coastal

We're Going Coastal! Join us as we explore Georgia's Golden Isles and over 45 historic homes and sites rarely seen by the public.

Upper-level Georgia Trust members ($225 and up) will enjoy a private reception at Jekyll Island's Villa Ospo. Built in 1927, it was one of the last houses constructed during the club era. To upgrade your membership to the Heritage level and to see this magnificent home, contact 404-885-7805 or

The Georgia Trust Fall Ramble
October 23-25, 2015
Golden Isles: Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island, Brunswick and St. Marys

Ramble home Itinerary Registration options Hotel accommodations Packet pick-up

Explore breathtaking seaside landscapes, stately moss-draped oaks, and fascinating historic sites as you travel down Georgia's coastline. Start your trip in Brunswick, a colonial city with the second largest concentration of documented historic structures in Georgia. Live like a Rockefeller as you head to Jekyll Island, one of the state's most naturally beautiful barrier islands and once a winter retreat for America's wealthiest families. Travel to St. Marys and learn about the fascinating history of the low country as you tour the sites in its picturesque historic district. See magical views of the Marshes of Glynn made famous by poet Sidney Lanier, as you ride across the causeway to St. Simons Island. Absorb the heritage of those who walked before us as you experience the diverse coastal architecture of sites in Georgia's Golden Isles.

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Heritage Reception
Upper-level Georgia Trust members ($225 and up) will enjoy a private reception at Villa Ospo on Jekyll Island. Enjoy a cocktail in the intimate courtyard as some of the most powerful businessmen of the 1920s did. The home was one of the last built on Jekyll Island during the club era for Walter Jennings, a director of the Standard Oil Company. He requested a "villa" not a "cottage" to be designed by one of the nation's foremost architects of the time, John Russell Pope, designer of the National Art Gallery in Washing D.C. Villa Ospo is a blend of Spanish Eclectic and Italian Renaissance, which was very popular in 1927. It features a beautiful arched hallway, tiled roof, classical pilasters and large terraced garden. 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 Americus, Cartersville, Milledgeville, LaGrange and Atlanta. Want to see what it's all about? Join us in the Golden Isles, October 23-25!

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

PLEASE NOTE: No refunds will be given after October 9.

*The Ramble occurs rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.





Special thanks to our sponsors!


And our partners

Coastal Georgia Historical Society
City of Brunswick
St. Marys Convention and Visitors Bureau & Welcome Center
Jekyll Island Authority
Jekyll Island Museum
Golden Isles CVB

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