Tour grand historic homes and sites in Thomasville.
April 12-14, 2019

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Thomasville was once known as the “Winter Resort of the South,” hosting America’s wealthiest families in the late 19th century. Enjoy a rare opportunity to experience its rich history and southern hospitality.


The Georgia Trust Fall Ramble
April 12-14, 2019
Thomasville, 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)

Best Western Plus – Rose City Conference Center Inn
Rooms will not be available to book until January 2019
133 Liberty Street
Thomasville, GA
$115.99 – $125.99/night
Must reserve by March 11, 2019 for group rate

Hampton Inn
1950 GA-122
Thomasville, GA
Must reserve by March 11, 2019 for group rate

Baymont by Wyndham Thomasville
1470 Remington Avenue
Thomasville, GA
Must reserve by March 22, 2019 for group rate

Quality Inn and Suites Conference Center
15138 US Highway 19 South
Thomasville, GA
Must reserve by February 15, 2019 for group rate

Thomasville: History, Homes, and Southern Hospitality

The publication of Thomasville: History, Homes, and Southern Hospitality is a landmark event in the ongoing effort to document, restore, and preserve Thomasville’s rich history. Written by the late William R. Mitchell, Thomasville features photography by Van Jones Martin and Jim Lockhart and a foreword by Gil Schafer, III. This extraordinary hardcover architectural history book boasts 248 pages filled with full-color images featuring the interiors of 51 local homes and more than 100 exteriors.

Price: $40 plus tax

Shipping is not available for this book. Buyers much be able to pick up the book in Thomasville at packet pick-up during The Georgia Trust Spring Ramble, April 12-14, 2019.

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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.

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