Rambling Around the Golden Isles
Title image courtesy The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is holding their Fall Ramble in Georgia’s Golden Isles Oct. 23-25. The rich architecture of the Georgia coast will be on display and open for exploration on a self-guided tour of 45 historic coastal properties. The Ramble will stretch across Brunswick, Jekyll Island, St. Mary’s, and St. Simon’s island.
Ramblers will get plenty of time to explore some rarely-open historical structures, and all along the way they’ll have the opportunity to partake in some incredible dining experiences in unique historical places. Ramblers will enjoy the Jekyll Island Club's famous low-country boil and barbeque at Indian Mound, the former winter retreat of Standard Oil millionaire William Rockefeller. Saturday morning breakfast will take place at Jekyll Island's Morgan Tennis Center that was originally built in 1929 as an indoor tennis center and was a recipient of a Georgia Trust Preservation Award for its recent restoration. Saturday's lunch will be a gourmet boxed meal prepared by the award-winning chefs at the Jekyll Island Club before heading to the never-before-Rambled St. Marys. Saturday night, guests will enjoy an oyster roast in the Jekyll Island Club's Grand Dining Room. Before touring an array of historic sites on St. Simons Island on Sunday, Ramblers will partake in a coastal brunch at St. Simons Island Lighthouse and Keeper's Dwelling, a Georgia Trust Preservation Award winner.
There are plenty of ways to register, and you’re not even obliged to take the full three day Ramble. To view the complete itinerary or purchase tickets, visit www.GeorgiaTrust.org.
About The Georgia Trust
Founded in 1973, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is one of the country's largest statewide, nonprofit preservation organizations.
The Trust generates community revitalization by finding buyers for endangered properties acquired by its Revolving Fund and raises awareness of other endangered historic resources through an annual listing of Georgia's "Places in Peril." The Trust helps revitalize downtowns by providing design and technical assistance in 103 Georgia Main Street cities; trains Georgia's teachers in 63 Georgia school systems to engage students in discovering state and national history through their local historic resources; and advocates for funding, tax incentives and other laws aiding preservation efforts. To learn more, visit www.georgiatrust.org.