Monroe Expedition
Saturday, February 20, 2021

The Georgia Trust invites you to attend a modified Expedition in beautiful Monroe, Georgia on Saturday, February 20, 2021.

The Monroe Expedition will offer visitors and residents a rare opportunity to explore private historic homes and sites that are not usually open to the public with enhanced safety measures and procedures in place.

*For the safety of everyone, walk-up tickets will not be available at the Monroe Expedition. Tickets must be purchased online or by phone (404-885-7812) by February 19, 2 p.m.

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Monroe Expedition

Explore beautifully restored historic homes and intriguing sites in Monroe, Georgia. Nestled between Atlanta and Athens, Monroe boasts a vast collection of historic houses, a thriving downtown, and a variety of dining options.

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New Safety Measures and Procedures

In order to comply with current CDC Guidelines for Events and Gatherings, the Expedition will incorporate new safety procedures in an effort to protect attendees, homeowners, volunteers and staff.

  • Release of Liability must be signed prior to registration. This waiver will be provided electronically at the time of registration.
  • Walk-up tickets will not be available. Tickets must be purchased online or by phone (404-885-7812) by February 20, 2 p.m.
  • Masks will be mandatory prior to entry to all interior sites.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at each location.
  • Registration and packet pick-up will be drive-through only to ensure social distancing.
  • Access to interior sites will be limited to 10 guests at a time. Docents will be on hand to coordinate entry to sites. Please maintain a minimum distance of six feet while waiting for entry and while touring sites.

Expedition FAQs

In order to comply with current CDC Guidelines for Events and Gatherings, the Expedition will incorporate new safety procedures in an effort to protect attendees, homeowners, volunteers and staff.

The Georgia Trust will be implementing the following measures:

  • Release of Liability must be signed prior to registration. This waiver will be provided electronically at the time of registration.
  • Walk-up tickets will not be available. Tickets must be purchased online or by phone (404-885-7812) by February 20, 2 p.m.
  • Masks will be mandatory prior to entry to all interior sites.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at each location.
  • Registration and packet pick-up will be drive-through only to ensure social distancing.
  • Access to interior sites will be limited to 10 Ramblers at a time. Docents will be on hand to coordinate entry to sites. Please maintain a minimum distance of six feet while waiting for entry and while touring sites.

There are no paper tickets. If you make your reservation online, you will receive a confirmation email that will be automatically sent to your email address. This email is for your records only, you do not need to bring this with you. When you arrive at registration, you will pick up your tour program, map and name badge.

Yes. Please call our Special Events office 404.885.7812.

Tours are done at your own pace and require a good amount of walking, often over uneven streets and sidewalks. Wear flat, comfortable shoes. You will follow your program and map to each of the sites. You do not have to do the sites in their numbered order.

A full-registration ticket includes a $10 lunch voucher that you can use at your choice of participating downtown restaurants and admission into the closing reception, where you can enjoy drinks and light hors d’oeuvres.

Please dress comfortably. Flat, comfortable shoes are a must both for your comfort and for the protection of historic hardwood floors. Guests in high heels or shoes that could damage floors may be required to remove their shoes prior to entering a private property.

These tours take place in private residences, rather than public spaces, and therefore are not often handicapped accessible. Some, but not all, guests with mobility limitations have felt the tours met their expectations.

Tours go on rain or shine and tickets are not refundable. Please keep in mind that hurricane season is from June 1–November 30. If the Expedition area is under an official NWS-issued tropical storm warning, advising evacuation, the event will be canceled.

What is an Expedition?

A Georgia Trust Expedition invites members and guests to explore a Georgia town located off the beaten path. These day-long, self guided tours are designed to reflect a town’s unique history and development by including a variety of historic sites, from vernacular homesteads to historic industrial sites to grand homes, as well as historic landscapes and natural features. Expeditions educate participants about Georgia’s small town heritage while celebrating ongoing preservation and revitalization efforts.

Tours are self-guided, and guests provide their own transportation. Maps and programs are provided at packet pick-up.

For more information, contact specialevents@GeorgiaTrust.org.

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