The Georgia Trust is “Rollin’ on the River” this spring. 
Columbus, GA. April 27-29.

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Located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, Columbus has beautiful historic homes with an extensive variety of architectural styles and a vibrant downtown.

Each day you will discover a different historic district located within the city. On Friday, explore homes in several historic neighborhoods including the Peacock Woods-Dimon Circle Historic District, Wildwood Circle-Hillcrest Historic District, Hilton Heights and Weracoba-St. Elmo Historic District, an early 20th century neighborhood containing the largest and most intact collection of Craftsman, Tudor Revival, Neoclassical Revival and Spanish Revival style homes in the state.

Saturday’s Ramble will take you to the original Columbus Historic District, a 26-block Victorian residential neighborhood. Located alongside the Chattahoochee River, the Columbus Historic District has retained its original character and charm while undergoing rehabilitation and restoration. Take a break from touring to enjoy lunch at one of the many charming local restaurants in bustling downtown Columbus.

On Sunday, begin your day with brunch at the Eagle and Phenix Mill Complex, once the largest mill in the South following the Civil War. Explore Wynn’s Hill-Overlook Historic District and Dinglewood Historic District, a neighborhood developed from an antebellum estate. The estate, which was subdivided between 1917 and 1946, includes early 20th century residences featuring Italianate, English Vernacular Revival and Colonial Revival style architecture.

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Heritage Reception

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
Columbus, Georgia

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
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Fairfield Inn & Suites
4510 East Armour Road
Columbus 31904
Cut off date: April 6, 2018
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Hampton Inn Columbus-North
7390 Bear Lane
Columbus, Georgia 31903
$93.00/per night
Cut off date: March 27, 2018
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Columbus, Georgia, USA downtown skyline on the Chattahoochee River.

Packet Pickup Information

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rhodes Hall
1516 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
W.C. Bradley Co. Museum
1017 Front Street
Columbus, GA 31901

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.*
Trinity Episcopal Church
1130 1st Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901

*For those who registered for tickets with meals, breakfast will be served until 11 a.m.

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.*
Eagle and Phenix Mill Complex
1201 Front Avenue
Columbus, Georgia 31901

*For those who registered for tickets with meals, brunch will be served until 11 a.m.

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

**Times are subject to change. Event occurs rain or shine. Tickets that include meals are non-refundable after April 13.

2018 Spring Ramble Sponsors

Kathelen Amos Foundation