Located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, Columbus has beautiful historic homes with an extensive variety of architectural styles and a vibrant downtown.
Upper-level Georgia Trust members ($250 and up) will enjoy a private reception at Gordonido, an impressive 1837 Greek Revival home originally owned by Colonel Wynn, a representative of the state legislature and later home to the Gordon family who named it “Gordonido,” which is Spanish for “Gordon’s nest.” The classic lines of the Greek Revival house remain even though embellishments were made in 1918 by T. Firth Lockwood and in 1949 by James J.W. Biggers, Sr., both noted architects. Known for its extensive and stately gardens, this exquisite home is currently owned by Marjorie and Jerry Newman.
To upgrade your membership to be a part of this event, call the Georgia Trust Donor Relations Manager at 404-885-7805.
The Georgia Trust Spring Ramble
April 27-29, 2018
Please make your reservations right away and remember to mention that you are with The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. Some recommended places to stay during your weekend: (Prices do not include taxes)
DoubleTree by Hilton
5351 Sidney Simons Blvd.
Columbus, Georgia 31904
Fairfield Inn & Suites
4510 East Armour Road
Cut off date: April 6, 2018
Hampton Inn Columbus-North
7390 Bear Lane
Columbus, Georgia 31903
Cut off date: March 27, 2018
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 Marietta, the Golden Isles, Athens and Americus.
For more information, contact the Trust’s Special Events Department at 404-885-7812 or SpecialEvents@GeorgiaTrust.org.
**Times are subject to change. Event occurs rain or shine. Tickets that include meals are non-refundable after April 13.