The Georgia Trust Fall Ramble

October 13-15, 2023
Madison, Georgia

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Friday, October 13, 2023

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Packet Pick-up at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center
434 S. Main Street, Madison, GA 30650
Begin your day by picking up your registration packet at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. Housed in an 1895 Romanesque Revival building, it was one of the South’s first graded schools and today it is a vibrant multidisciplinary arts facility.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday Ramble
Experience small-town charm and discover historic sites in Madison and beyond. Named one of the most beautiful small towns in America by Architectural Digest, Madison features a large representation of architectural styles spanning the early nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Visit Cedar Lane Farm, an authentically restored 1830s farmhouse, and meander through its award-winning formal gardens.

6 to 8 p.m.
Dinner and Cocktails at The Oaks
Enjoy cocktails and dinner on the grounds of The Oaks, a rarely-open-to-the-public 1832 Greek Revival private residence located off the beaten path.

Saturday, October 14, 2023

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.*
Packet Pick-up at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center
434 S. Main Street, Madison, GA 30650
*For those who purchase tickets that include meals, breakfast will be served until 10 a.m.

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Madison-Morgan Cultural Center
The Hall on Foster
434 S. Main Street, Madison, GA 30650

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Madison-Morgan Cultural Center Theatre
434 S. Main Street, Madison, GA 30650
Stick around after breakfast for a brief overview of Madison’s history.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lunch and Saturday Ramble
Explore the fine homes and fabulous estates of intown Madison, one of Georgia’s largest and most well-preserved National Register historic districts.

Take a break from touring to enjoy a delicious boxed lunch prepared by one of Madison’s favorite caterers.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Dinner and Cocktails at Boxwood
Enjoy a rare opportunity to visit the circa 1851 Boxwood and dine on its beautifully landscaped grounds that have been lovingly maintained for generations. Featured in Garden & Gun magazine, Boxwood is one of the most prominent homes in Madison and is notable for its contrasting front and rear facades and its boxwood parterres. You might also recognize it as the house that’s featured on the cover of the Trust’s upcoming book, Architecture of the Last Colony!

Sunday, October 15, 2023

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.*
Packet Pick-up and Sunday Brunch
Empire Mills
1290 Pennington Rd, Madison, GA 30650
*For those who purchase tickets that include meals, brunch will be served until 11 a.m.

Begin the day with a delectable brunch at Empire Mills, a former oil mill complex built in 1913 that has been adaptively reused as a unique 17,000 square foot event venue and a recipient of the Excellence in Rehabilitation Award from the Georgia Trust.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday Ramble
Ramblers will be one of the first to tour “Madison’s Masterpiece on Main,” the newly restored Foster-Thomason-Miller House, once a Place in Peril and sold through the Madison-Morgan Conservancy’s Revolving Fund. It is an impressive example of the American Aesthetic Movement and was inspired by Oscar Wilde’s 1882 House Beautiful tour. Ramblers will also enjoy touring several other rarely-open-to-the-public historic properties.

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Event held rain or shine. Sites and times are subject to change.

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Sneak Peek of Featured Homes and Sites

Each day of the Ramble offers different sites. In order to maintain homeowner and site privacy, we do not release the schedule of sites with site addresses prior to the Ramble. All Ramble sites will be listed in the Program that will be provided at packet pickup during the Ramble.

More than 45 of Madison’s most historic private homes and sites will be open for tours during the Fall Ramble. Below are just a few.