The Georgia Trust Spring Ramble

April 21-23, 2023

Explore 50 of Atlanta’s most historic private residences and sites!


Thursday, April 20, 2023

SOLD OUT! Pre-Ramble Insider Tour: Georgia Governor’s Mansion
Arrive between 10:00 and 10:30 a.m.
391 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
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. This event is complimentary but advanced registration is required. Spaces are limited.

Friday, April 21, 2023

Packet Pick-up
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Atlanta History Center
130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
Begin your day by picking up your registration packet at the Atlanta History Center. Founded in 1926 as the Atlanta Historical Society to preserve and study Atlanta history, the organization officially became the Atlanta History Center in 1990 and is now home to 33 acres of historic houses, gardens, and award-winning exhibitions.

Friday Ramble: Buckhead
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Discover the graceful, tree-lined streets and exquisite private residences of Buckhead. This  gorgeous part of Atlanta boasts some of the South’s most remarkable architecture and landscapes, many of which were designed by a who’s-who of Georgia’s most notable architects.

Dinner and Cocktails at the Howell House, Buckhead
6-8 p.m.
Enjoy cocktails and dinner on the grounds of the Howell House, an exquisite private residence designed in 1975 by noted architect and preservationist Henri V. Jova. Known for fusing classical elements with modern designs, Jova designed many notable projects in Atlanta and throughout the southeast, including the Carter Presidential Center and Colony Square in Midtown.

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Packet Pick-up
8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Peachtree Christian Church
1580 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
*For those who registered for tickets with meals, breakfast will be served at this site from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Rhodes Hall
1516 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Peachtree Christian Church
1580 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
Enjoy breakfast at the historic Peachtree Christian Church, which was built in 1924 thanks to funding and a land donation from furniture magnate Amos Rhodes, whose former home, Rhodes Hall, serves as the headquarters of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. Prominently located on Peachtree Street in Midtown, the sanctuary is home to what is said to be the largest single collection of English stained-glass windows outside of England.

Annual Meeting and Orientation
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Peachtree Christian Church
1580 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
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 Atlanta, its architecture, and local preservation efforts from local experts during orientation.

The Georgia Trust’s 46th Annual Preservation Awards
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Peachtree Christian Church
1580 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
Join us as we celebrate the state’s top preservationists and projects at the 46th Annual Georgia Trust Preservation Awards ceremony.

Saturday Ramble: Ansley Park
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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 houses nestled in an urban oasis and includes some of Atlanta’s most architecturally significant residences. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this historic district is comprised of houses designed by renowned architects such as Neel Reid, Philip Trammell Shutze and P. Thornton Mayre.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Rhodes Hall
1516 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
Take a break from touring to enjoy a delicious boxed lunch, prepared by local favorite Henri’s Bakery, at Rhodes Hall, one of the last remaining mansions on Peachtree Street and home to the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

Heritage Reception*
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Randolph-Lucas-Jones House
Ansley Park, Atlanta
Upper-level Georgia Trust members ($250+) are invited to enjoy a private reception at the historic Randolph-Lucas-Jones House. The iconic house, which was featured prominently in the Anne Rivers Siddons novel Peachtree Road, was meticulously restored to its former grandeur by Roger Smith and the late Christopher Jones. Guests will enjoy a rare glimpse inside 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 or 404-885-7818.

Dinner and Cocktails
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Temple
1589 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

End the day with 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 made an appearance in the Academy Award-winning movie Driving Miss Daisy.

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Packet Pick-up and Sunday Brunch
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Woodward Academy
1662 Rugby Ave, College Park, GA 30337
Begin your day with a delicious brunch on the historic campus of Woodward Academy (originally the Georgia Military Academy) located in College Park, a neighborhood just south of Atlanta.
*For those who registered for tickets with meals, brunch will be served until 11 a.m.

Sunday Ramble: College Park
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ramble through the College Park Historic District, Georgia’s fourth largest urban historic district, featuring 867 structures listed in the National Register. The historic district offers a variety of architectural styles from Queen Anne and Colonial Revival to bungalows of the American Craftsman style.

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

Sneak Peek of Featured Homes and Sites

Fifty of Atlanta’s most historic private residences and sites will be open for tours during the Spring Ramble. Below are just a few.