Tour historic grand residences and architectural landmarks in Atlanta.
April 21-23, 2023
Explore 50 of Atlanta’s most historic private residences and sites.
Enjoy a rare opportunity to step inside some of the Atlanta’s most historic houses and sites. Bursting with beautiful homes on wooded streets and featuring fascinating history, Georgia’s capital is more than first meets the eye. Explore residential gems in Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods and take behind-the-scenes tours of architectural landmarks. You’ll gain an insider’s view into what makes Atlanta such a diverse and historic city. Join us to tour beautifully maintained homes, dine at historic sites, and discover the charm and hospitality of Georgia’s capital city.
To celebrate the Georgia Trust’s 50th anniversary, we are hosting additional special events, including an exclusive Ramble Preview Party and a Pre-Ramble Insider Tour. Scroll down to see everything planned for the Spring Ramble in Atlanta!
Rambling in Atlanta: Simplified
We have condensed Ramble sites into three historic intown neighborhoods, so you don’t have to travel far between tour sites. While we can’t avoid traffic completely, we have done our best to keep you away from it. All of the sites on Friday are within a four mile radius and all of the sites on Saturday and Sunday are located within a mile from each other and walkable.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to tour never-before-seen historic sites in Buckhead, Midtown and College Park. We have an exciting event planned and look forward to seeing you there!
A Georgia Trust 50th Anniversary Event
Spring Ramble Preview Party
Thursday, March 30
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Oldest Home in Ansley Park, Atlanta
Member Tickets: $75
Non-Member Ticket: $100 (Non-member tickets include a one-year membership to The Georgia Trust.)
*This is a separately ticketed event and is not included with Spring Ramble registration*
Join us for an exclusive 50th anniversary event. Enjoy cocktails and refreshments at what is considered to be the oldest house in Atlanta’s Ansley Park neighborhood. This impressive 1905 Italian Renaissance Revival style home was designed by Bruce & Everett, whose other work includes Tech Tower and the entrance to Oakland Cemetery. This is the only known surviving private home by A.C. Bruce, who was the first member of the AIA in Atlanta.
The home had been converted into multiple apartments when it was purchased by the current owners, Erik LaVelle and Tom Klein, in 2018. The couple has spent the past six years restoring every inch of the home to its former glory and have graciously opened their doors exclusively for us.
Don’t miss this special opportunity to tour this spectacular historic Ansley Park mansion. Space is limited.
This is a separately ticketed event and is not included with Spring Ramble registration. Registration to the Spring Ramble is not required to purchase tickets to this event.
Saturday, April 22
On Saturday night during the Ramble weekend, upper-level Georgia Trust members ($250 and up) will be treated to a complimentary reception at the Randolph-Lucas-Jones House (pictured), a house that made headlines in 2013 when it was moved from Peachtree Road to Ansley Park and meticulously restored to its former grandeur by Roger Smith and the late Christopher Jones.
To upgrade your membership to be a part of this exclusive reception, contact 404-885-7818 or email@example.com.
A Georgia Trust 50th Anniversary Event
SOLD OUT! Pre-Ramble Insider Tour: Georgia Governor’s Mansion
Thursday, April 20
Arrive between 10:00 and 10:30 a.m.
This event is complimentary, but advance registration is required to secure a spot.
Kick off the Ramble a day early with an exclusive Insider Tour of the Georgia Governor’s Mansion, a three-floor, 30-room house built in 1967. It was designed by Georgia architect A. Thomas Bradbury and officially opened on January 1, 1968.
The tour is a hybrid of a guided and self-guided tour and should take one hour. There will be docents stationed in each room to teach you about the collection, but you may go from room to room at your own pace.
Guests are encouraged to carpool. Security will check your ID upon entrance.
Ramble: Friday, April 21
Discover the elegant, tree-lined streets and exquisite private residences of Buckhead. Home to the Georgia Governor’s Mansion, Buckhead boasts some of the most remarkable architecture and landscapes in the South, many of which were designed by a who’s who of Georgia’s most notable architects. Enjoy cocktails and dinner on the grounds of the Howell House, a private residence located on Arden Road that was designed in 1976 by architect Henri V. Jova.
Ramble: Saturday, April 22
Ramble through Atlanta’s first suburban neighborhood designed for the automobile, Ansley Park. Developed in 1904 as a new motorcar-oriented suburb with wide, winding streets and green parks, Ansley Park is home to gorgeous homes nestled in an urban oasis.
Enjoy dinner at The Temple, a Reform synagogue in Midtown and home to the oldest Jewish congregation in Atlanta. Designed by noted Atlanta architect Philip Trammell Shutze and completed in 1931, The Temple was famously featured in the movie Driving Miss Daisy.
Ramble: Sunday, April 23
End the weekend by heading south and discovering historic College Park, Georgia’s fourth largest urban historic district, with 867 structures listed in the National Register. The city’s name came from being the home of Cox College, a private women’s college that operated from 1842 to 1934, and Georgia Military Academy (now the Woodward Academy). The east-west avenues in College Park are named for Ivy League colleges, and the north-south streets are named for influential College Park residents.
Please make your reservations right away and remember to mention that you are with the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.
Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown
35 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Room Rate: $183-243 per night, plus tax
Last Day to Book: Thursday, March 30, 2023
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.
**Sites and times are subject to change. Event occurs rain or shine.