Residents who are passionate about Georgia history will descend onto Cartersville and Bartow County as part of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's Spring Ramble and Annual Meeting.
The ramble and meeting will take place May 16-18, and enthusiasts will visit nearly 40 historic sites and exclusive private homes in the Cartersville area while enjoying social events. The ramble allows visitors to tour the city's historic architectural structures that aren't typically open to the public. The tours are self-guided, and guests will have to provide their own transportation.
Specifically, ramblers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will have the opportunity to explore stunning private homes and grand architectural gems, including the home formerly known as Overlook, a unique 1840 house which includes an observatory that holds what was once the second largest telescope in the South; Valley View, an 1847 brick plantation home on a 270-acre working farm that has been lovingly cared for by five generations of the Sproull Family; and Summerland, home and organic farm of renowned Atlanta chef Anne Quatrano.
The Ramble also includes special dining experiences held at historic sites throughout the weekend:
- On Friday evening, dinner will be held at Glen Cove next to the Etowah Indian Mounds where guests will be treated to a Native American themed barbeque feast prepared by Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse.
- On Saturday guests will enjoy a cocktail reception at the Bartow History Museum before dining at the Booth Western Art Museum where a meal will be prepared by renowned Georgia caterer Lee Epting.
- The grand finale of the weekend will be a delicious brunch consisting of southern delicacies at the 1904 Greek Revival home Grand Oaks.