|Social Circle, the Blue Willow Inn, and Madison, Georgia, Apr. 13
Journey south to two of the most charming small towns in America. As you travel by chartered motorcoach to Social Circle and Madison, the town General Sherman refused to burn, your guide and historian Scott Withrow will share his knowledge of this historic district to bring it alive in the environment of the mid-1800’s. Stop first in Social Circle with an early southern-style lunch at the antebellum Blue Willow Inn (www.bluewillowinn.com) before your brief ride on to Madison. Filled with antebellum architecture and oozing with main street charm, this pre-civil war town provides a journey back to the time before Sherman’s march. In town, a local guide will accompany the group on a driving tour to orient you. Visit Heritage Hall, an 1811 Greek Revival mansion built by Dr. Elija Jones who served as a doctor with the confederacy, for a guided tour. Then visit the Plantation Plain-style Rogers House and Rose Cottage, home of former slave Adeline Rose, and enjoy time on your own to shop the treasures of Main Street, explore other historic attractions (www.madisonga.org), or enjoy an old-fashioned milkshake at Madison’s original drugstore soda fountain. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Fee includes transportation, admissions fees, lunch and guides. No refunds.
Class is already in session. Please call with any questions, 294-2153 or 294-3134.