Dalton Expedition
August 10, 2019

Throughout the year, The Georgia Trust hosts tours of historic homes and sites, often in Georgia towns located off the beaten path.

Dalton Expedition

August 10, 2019 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Join us as we travel north to the carpet capital of world. Experience the rich history of Dalton, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Enjoy a rare opportunity to tour some of Dalton’s most historic private homes, buildings and sites.

Travel to Tunnel Hill and see the 1848 Clisby-Austin House and the Western & Atlantic Railroad Depot tunnel, a former “Places in Peril” site made famous by the Great Locomotive Chase.

Today Dalton is a growing, vibrant reminder of Georgia’s past and its future. There is so much to see in Dalton, it will floor you!

Online ticket sales close on August 9 at 11 p.m. After that, tickets will be available during the event for an additional $10. Tickets can be purchased on event day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wink Theatre, 115 W. Crawford St, Dalton, GA 30720.

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Lunch and Closing Reception

Enjoy lunch at your choice of eclectic, one-of-a-kind restaurants located in downtown Dalton, the fifth largest downtown district in Georgia. A $10 lunch voucher will be included in your registration packet.

Saturday afternoon you will be treated to a special closing reception at the Bandy Heritage Center, located inside the restored 1911 Freight Depot building in Downtown Dalton. The Center celebrates the history and culture of Northwest Georgia through their rotating exhibits. Be sure to step onto the viewing platform and see why the Freight Depot is among the best in the state for train viewing.

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Expedition Itinerary at a Glance

9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Registration and Packet Pick-up
Start the day by picking up your registration packet at the Wink Theatre, one of the oldest structures in downtown Dalton. Built in 1941, it was designed to be a smaller version of Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. The theater was completely restored in 2002 and features the original marquee and a replica of the original ticket booth.
*Tickets will be available at this site during the event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an additional $10. Purchase your tickets online before August 9, 11 p.m., and save!

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Welcome and Orientation
After picking up your tour packet, stick around for a brief presentation to learn about the rich heritage of Dalton and its diverse historic architecture.

10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dalton Expedition
Explore some of Dalton’s most historic private homes, sites and buildings. Discover the McCarty Subdivision Historic District, the earliest planned residential subdivision in Dalton. Travel to Tunnel Hill and see the 1848 Clisby-Austin House and the Western & Atlantic Railroad Depot Tunnel, a former Places in Peril site made famous by the Great Locomotive Chase. See current rehabilitation projects in Dalton’s downtown, making it a vibrant reminder of Georgia’s past and its future.

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Lunch on the Square
Enjoy lunch at your choice of eclectic, one-of-a-kind restaurants located in downtown Dalton, the fifth largest downtown district in Georgia. A $10 lunch voucher will be included in your registration packet.

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closing Reception
End the day with a special closing reception at the Bandy Heritage Center, located inside the restored 1911 Freight Depot building in downtown Dalton. The Center celebrates the history and culture of Northwest Georgia through their rotating exhibits. Be sure to step onto the viewing platform and see why the Freight Depot is among the best in the state for train viewing.

*Sites subject to change. Event held rain or shine

Featured Homes and Sites

*Sites subject to change. Event held rain or shine.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors


Mark and Carmie McDonald

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.