The Georgia Trust invites you to tour the historic homes and sites of Milledgeville.
A former 19th century capital of Georgia, Milledgeville is brimming with some of the state’s most historically and architecturally significant homes and buildings, spanning more than 200 years. Founded in 1803 as a planned city, Milledgeville was designed around a series of beautiful squares and wide streets with the highest point in the city reserved for the prominent Statehouse Square.
Attendees will enjoy a rare opportunity to tour some of Milledgeville’s most historic houses and sites in the city’s 10-block historic district as well as Andalusia, the home of famed American author Flannery O’Connor from 1951-1964.
Lunch & Closing Reception
Guests will enjoy a delicious lunch, which is included in the ticket price (Tour Only tickets do not include lunch or closing reception).
The Expedition ends with a special closing reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres at one of Milledgeville’s historic sites.
Will I receive tickets?
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.
Can I order my tickets over the phone?
Yes. Please call our Special Events office 404.885.7812.
What are the tours like?
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.
Are meals provided?
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.
What should I wear?
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.
Do these tours provide for people with disabilities?
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.
What if it rains?
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.