The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation will kick off its annual Spring Ramble today in Cartersville.
The two-day event, which will also include the organization's annual meeting, allow history buffs and enthusiasts to 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.