The Georgia Trust

Georgia's Gateway to the Mountains

Explore the architectural gems of Georgia's Gateway to the Mountains April 28-30, 2017.

Upper-level Georgia Trust members ($225 and up) will enjoy a private reception at the Slack House, a grand estate that was once home to one of the original founders of Georgia Power. To upgrade your membership to the Heritage level and to see this magnificent home, contact 404-885-7805 or

The Georgia Trust Spring Ramble
April 28-30, 2017
Georgia's Gateway to the Mountains: Gainesville, Toccoa and Clarkesville

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Tour more than 50 historic homes and sites in Toccoa, Gainesville and Clarkesville during The Georgia Trust Spring Ramble, April 28-30. Retreat to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and discover the architectural treasures and natural beauty of Georgia's Gateway to the Mountains.

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, Athens and Lexington, Americus, Marietta and Madison. Want to see what it's all about? Join us in northeast Georgia, April 28-30!

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

Heritage Reception
Georgia Trust members at the Heritage Level ($225) and above are invited to a private reception at the beautiful Slack House. The property was purchased by General A.J. Warner, a Civil War veteran and one of the original founders of Georgia Power. The impressive Neoclassical home has passed through several generations of the Warner family and the property includes original outbuildings including a servants quarters, barn and a replica Williamsburg farmhouse. The exterior features six stately doric columns, a full-façade porch, decorative fanlight and beautiful formal gardens. The home is currently owned and cared for by local attorney and preservationist Chandelle Summer. To upgrade your membership to be a part of this event, contact the Georgia Trust Donor Relations Manager at or 404-885-7805.

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

PLEASE NOTE: No refunds will be given after April 14.

Want to see what our Rambles are all about?
Here's a taste of what's in store. View photos of past Rambles. View photos now >>





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