The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation will showcase the rich history and architecture of Dalton during The Georgia Trust Expedition on Saturday, Aug. 10.
During a day-long, self-guided tour, guests will tour some of Dalton’s most historic private homes, buildings and sites.
The Expedition will begin at 10 a.m. with a brief historical orientation at the Wink Theater, 115 W. Crawford Street, which was built in 1941 to be a smaller version of Atlanta’s Fox Theatre.
Following the orientation, guests will have the opportunity to tour historic private homes in the Murray Hill-Thornton Avenue Historic District, which features a variety of stunning Queen Anne, Tudor and Colonial Revival houses, and the McCarty Subdivision Historic District, one of the earliest planned residential subdivisions in Dalton.
Guests will also explore historically significant buildings and sites, including the 1848 Clisby-Austin House and the Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel, a former Georgia Trust Places in Peril site made famous by the Great Locomotive Chase.
Guests will enjoy lunch from their choice of participating downtown eateries with a $10 lunch voucher that is included in the ticket price.
The Expedition will conclude with a special closing reception with drinks and hors d’oeurves at the Bandy Heritage Center at the restored 1911 Freight Depot building in Downtown Dalton.
The Georgia Trust Dalton Expedition is $50 for Georgia Trust members and $60 for non-members and includes lunch and the closing reception.
Tour-only tickets that do not include lunch and the reception are also available for $25. Attendees under 40 can purchase tickets for $40, which includes lunch and the closing reception. Walk-up tickets may be purchased the morning of the event for an additional $10 at the Wink Theater at 115 W. Crawford Street, Dalton. For more information or to register, visit www.GeorgiaTrust.org or call 404-885-7812.
Proceeds from the Expedition will go to support the many preservation and educational programs of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.