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Know Before You Go
Temperatures for the weekend should range from the low to mid-70s during the day to the mid-40s at night. Please dress comfortably and wear walking footwear since many sidewalks along tour sites may be uneven. Men are not required to wear jackets to meals. Flat shoes are highly recommended.
**Please wear your name badge during meals and tour hours**
- Please wear your name badge throughout the weekend. This serves as your entry into all Ramble sites and meal venues.
- SCRAMBLE YOUR RAMBLE – to control crowding, we encourage attendees to follow the program out of order.
- Newnan is called the “City of Homes” for good reason! Saturday’s Ramble is packed with 21 sites, please keep this in mind as you are planning your day. Prioritize the sites you wish to see the most!
- If you have registered for tickets with meals, Saturday’s lunch will be a boxed lunch pick-up. Grab a lunch to go and continue Rambling! For those who would like to take a break from Rambling, a covered pavilion will be available to enjoy your lunch.
- Several sites throughout the weekend have modified hours. Please check your program for locations.
- Please refer to the “Additional Directions” sheet in your registration packet. The sites located throughout the countryside are not shown on the map. GPS works for most sites.
- GPS will NOT take you to the correct location for the Leavell-Page House, site #14, on Friday’s Ramble. Please refer to the “Additional Directions” sheet in your registration packet.
- Site #11 on Friday’s Ramble is no longer open for tours.
Tour magnificent, historic homes in beautiful Newnan, Georgia.
Nicknamed the “City of Homes,” Newnan was one of the wealthiest cities per capita in the country during the mid to late 1800s. Newnan’s historic homes were spared during the Civil War and still line the streets today in six historic districts, all of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. Located less than an hour from Atlanta, the city is home to some of Georgia’s most beautiful historic houses.
SOLD OUT! Tickets are no longer available. Walk-up tickets will NOT be available at the event.
Tour Newnan’s most spectacular homes
During Friday and Saturday’s Ramble, explore stunning historic houses and commercial buildings in Newnan’s Downtown Historic District and the Greenville-LaGrange Historic District, a residential neighborhood that was once home to many of Newnan’s prominent citizens, including the Storey-Hollis-Moss House (pictured), a stunning 1850s Greek Revival house that was originally located at Oak Lawn Plantation before it was moved to its current location in the 1870s.
Ramblers will also have the opportunity to explore homes in the College-Temple Historic District, a planned neighborhood of tree-lined streets, formal gardens and parks, where guests can tour the Dent-Walls-Strain House, which has been beautifully restored and designed by James Farmer, a renowned interior designer, author and gardening expert.
Image by Jeff Herr Photography
Explore Coweta County’s Picturesque Countryside
On Friday and Saturday, spend your afternoons Rambling through the Coweta County countryside and discover many never-before-opened-to-the-public sites that date back as far as 1815!
You won’t want to miss The Grove, a Federal style rural gem constructed in the 1840s just outside of Newnan, and the Swope House (pictured), a rural farmhouse dating to 1836.
Tour Unique Sites in Chattahoochee Hill Country on Sunday
On Sunday, enjoy a relaxing brunch at Cherry Hollow Farm. Located in the nearby community of Chattahoochee Hills, Cherry Hollow Farm is a unique complex comprised of remnants from turn-of-the-century mills, power plants, and farmsteads from across the South, many of which no longer exist.
Continue your Sunday by meandering through the idyllic countryside of Chattahoochee Hill Country, one of the last undeveloped and rural areas in Metro Atlanta, and explore several privately owned historic properties including Muscadine Manor (pictured) in Chattahoochee Hills, a recently restored 1850s farmhouse featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine.
Ramblers are invited to take self-guided tours of the Serenbe Farmhouse and community. Serenbe founder Steve Nygren will be on hand to answer questions in the garden at the historic Farmhouse Restaurant from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Guests on Sunday will also enjoy a look inside the John H. Beavers House, located in the former community of Campbellton. This 16-acre property was purchased for protection purposes through the Georgia Community Greenspace Program Fund.
During the Fall Ramble weekend, upper-level Georgia Trust members ($250 and up) will enjoy a complimentary reception at the Boyd Gallery, located in Newnan’s Downtown Historic District. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres while appreciating the artistic talents of David Boyd, Jr., a nationally acclaimed, award-winning representational painter based in Newnan, Georgia.
The gallery and studio are a showplace for David Boyd, Jr., an award-winning Southern impressionist painter, and his father, David Boyd, Sr., a renowned editorial cartoonist widely known as the illustrator for comedian Jeff Foxworthy.
A portion of the proceeds of any works sold during the reception will be donated to The Georgia Trust.
To upgrade your membership to be a part of this exclusive event, contact 404-885-7818 or email@example.com.
Please make your reservations right away and remember to mention that you are with the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.
50 Hampton Way
Newnan, GA 30263
Room Rate: $119 plus tax
Room Release Date: 09/15/2022 (Any available rooms will not be offered at the group rate after this date)
Towne Place Suites by Marriott
4001 McIntosh Parkway
Newnan, GA 30263
Room Rate: $139 plus tax
Room Release Date: 09/16/22 (Any available rooms will not be offered at the group rate after this date)
What are Rambles?
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.
These trips attract hundreds of participants per Ramble and are offered two weekends each year (fall and spring). Recent Rambles have included Augusta, Thomasville, Macon and Newnan.
For more information, contact the Trust’s Special Events Department at 404-885-7812 or SpecialEvents@GeorgiaTrust.org.
Pictured: Lapham-Patterson House Historic Site in Thomasville, Ga.