The Georgia Trust Spring Ramble

April 22-24, 2022
Augusta, Georgia

TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Friday, April 22

Packet Pick-up at the Augusta Museum of History
560 Reynolds Street, Augusta, GA 30901
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Start your weekend at the Augusta Museum of History where you will pick up your registration packet and learn about the rich local history of the River Region through the museum’s award-winning signature exhibitions.

Friday Ramble: Downtown Augusta
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ramble through Augusta’s revitalized Downtown Historic District, home to impressive lofts that have been adapted to residential living. Tour the 1859 Greek Revival boyhood home of President Woodrow Wilson. Now the headquarters of Historic Augusta, Inc., the National Historic Landmark has been restored to its c.1860s appearance and features period furnishings and Wilson memorabilia.

Dinner and Cocktails at Springfield Park
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy cocktails and dinner al fresco at the Springfield Village Park, located adjacent to the historic Springfield Baptist Church, one of the earliest independent Black congregations in the United States and the birthplace of Morehouse College. The park features a reflecting pool and a 45-foot stainless steel sculpture by Richard Hunt, a renowned African American abstract sculptor.

Saturday, April 23

Packet Pick-up
St. Paul’s Church
605 Reynolds St, Augusta, GA 30901

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
*For those who registered for tickets with meals, breakfast will be served at this site from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Breakfast
St. Paul’s Church
605 Reynolds St, Augusta, GA 30901

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Enjoy breakfast overlooking the Savannah River and the Augusta Riverwalk in the River Room at the historic Saint Paul’s Church.

Annual Meeting and Orientation
St. Paul’s Church
605 Reynolds St, Augusta, GA 30901

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
After breakfast, stick around to hear the state of preservation in Georgia at The Georgia Trust’s Annual Meeting. You will also learn about the history of Augusta, its architecture, and local preservation efforts from local experts during orientation.

The Georgia Trust’s 45th Annual Preservation Awards
St. Paul’s Church
605 Reynolds St, Augusta, GA 30901
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Join us as we celebrate the state’s top preservationists and projects at the 45th Annual Georgia Trust Preservation Awards ceremony.

Saturday Ramble: Summerville
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Explore exquisite private residences in the stately hilltop neighborhood of Summerville. Built as a getaway from the hot summer temperatures in the town below, Summerville was historically home to Augusta’s most influential citizens. This stunning historic district features impressive revival styles of architecture, including Greek, Gothic, Italianate Spanish and Colonial. Ramblers will tour the 1860 Italianate style Gould’s Corner, known as one of the grandest architectural statements on The Hill, and the 1861 Carpenter Gothic Redmond-Hickman House.

Lunch
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Take a break from touring to enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the downtown eateries and wander the streets of Augusta’s historic downtown district, known for its distinct character, charm and hospitality. *For those who registered for tickets with meals, a lunch voucher to redeem at one of the participating restaurants will be included in your tour packet.

Heritage Reception*
Salubrity Hall Tea House
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Upper-level Georgia Trust members ($250+) are invited to enjoy a private reception at the Salubrity Hall Tea House. Designed by the Augusta firm of Scroggs and Ewing in 1928, this English Tudor style tea house was originally built as a place for entertainment for Salubrity Hall’s owner. The tea house and surrounding gardens were often open for parties and were featured in Garden History of Georgia, 1733-1933 and, more recently, Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens. Guests will enjoy a rare opportunity to explore this historic gem while partaking in cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres.

*To upgrade your membership to be a part of the Heritage Reception, contact the Georgia Trust Membership Manager at membership@georgiatrust.org or 404-885-7818.

Dinner and Cocktails
Salubrity Hall
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
End the day with dinner on the picturesque grounds of Salubrity Hall, an English Tudor estate with impressive gardens. Salubrity Hall was built in 1928 as a winter retreat for the family of John Herbert, one of the founding members of Augusta National Golf Club, home to the Masters Tournament.

Sunday, April 24

Packet Pick-up and Sunday Brunch
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Enterprise Mill
1540 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Begin your day with a delicious brunch on the banks of the Augusta Canal at Enterprise Mill. Built between 1848 and 1881, this three-story brick structure was originally established as Granite Flour Mill. Enterprise Mill has had several expansions during its lifetime and eventually shut its doors in 1983. The property was successfully rehabilitated in 1997 into thriving offices, retail, and residential lofts. Enterprise Mill is located within the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, which was designated in 1996 as the first National Heritage Area in Georgia.
*For those who registered for tickets with meals, brunch will be served until 10 a.m.

For those registered for Sunday Tour Only, packets will be available for pick-up in Thomson, Georgia. See below.

Packet Pick-up
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Hickory Hill
502 Hickory Hill Dr, Thomson, GA 30824
*Guests who register for “Sunday Only with Brunch” should arrive at Enterprise Mill (1540 Greene Street, Augusta) for Sunday Brunch from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Sunday Ramble: Thomson and McDuffie County
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ramble through the peaceful countryside as you explore McDuffie County and Thomson, the charming county seat and “The Camellia City of the South.” See Hickory Hill, the impressive estate of Senator Tom Watson. The sprawling property consists of 256 acres highlighted by an 1865 neoclassical home, an arboretum, and various outbuildings. Other must-see sites in McDuffie County include the 18th century Rock House, the oldest stone building in the state, and the 1806 Bowdre-Rees-Knox house, one of the best examples of a raised cottage in Georgia.

Sunday Lunch: Wrightsboro Church
Noon
Stick around for lunch, generously provided by the Wrightsboro Foundation, on the grounds of the historic Wrightsboro Church constructed in 1810.

Fox Hunt Demonstration
1 p.m.
Bellemeade Hunt
4018 Wrightsboro Road, Thomson, GA 30824
Following lunch, you will be treated to a traditional English-themed fox hunt demonstration led by Belle Meade Hunt.

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

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