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October 3–7, 2022
American Georgians' tour
South Downs, West Sussex

The American Georgians' tour this autumn -- Oct. 3 to 7 (four nights five days) -- will visit some magnificent houses set amongst the rolling hills of the South Downs in West Sussex.

Exciting Update!

We have made a very special addition to the tour. Lady Nutting, former Chairman of the Georgian Group invited us for pre-tour drinks at Albany, her London residence.

Albany is the second most exclusive address in London — a palatial Georgian mansion built for Prince Frederick, son of George III, hidden away just off Piccadilly. It was subsequently turned into flats but all residents still have to be vetted by a committee before being allowed to live there — so we are very lucky to be given a chance to see it all!

Goodwood House

The home of the Duke and Duchess of Richmond and Gordon combines the glamour of a great English country house with the warmth of a family home. It also provides a dramatic setting for one of the most significant private art collections in the country. The State Apartments, restored to their full Regency splendour, reflect the exoticism and opulence of this period.

Petworth House

Petworth has been home to branches of the same family for 900 years. The Earls of Northumberland, Dukes of Somerset and Earls of Egremont between them built up an extraordinary collection of art. The Petworth art collection is the finest and most important in the care of the National Trust. The charming village of Petworth is renowned for its collection of specialist antique shops.

Parham House

Parham is one of the country's finest Elizabethan houses, set at the foot of the rolling South Downs in West Sussex. This beautiful house has changed little over the centuries and remains a family home with an outstanding collection of fine paintings, furniture and textiles.

Firle Place

The Firle Estate sits gracefully at the heart of the rolling hills of the magnificent South Downs of Sussex. Firle Place is an outstanding privately owned country house that dates from the time of Henry VIII, but which was substantially remodelled during the Georgian period. Firle Place has been home to the Gage family for centuries and provides the perfect setting for an exemplary collection of works of art, fine furniture and porcelain of national significance. In honour of Her Majesty's Jubilee year the estate is holding a Tiara exhibition that traces the history of glamorous jewellery and the enduring appeal, opulence and romance of the tiara through an exquisite costume jewellery collection designed for historic films and television series.

Bereleigh House

The tour will be based at this elegant and traditional Georgian house. Views from the house take in a stunningly scenic landscape, unchanged for centuries, of a broad expanse of the estate’s tree clad hillsides and rich farmland. The architecture is largely Georgian but has evolved over many centuries from a small country farmhouse to become an enchanting, elegant family home. The house interiors contain a large collection of paintings and period furniture.

Trip Details

The tour will begin on Oct. 3, 2022, at the Rembrandt Hotel (11 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London), where a coach will take the group to Bereleigh House, departure will be at 10 a.m. All meals and house transportation are included. The coach back to the Rembrandt will be provided at the end of the trip on Oct. 7, 2022.

The price is $3,900 per person for a standard room and $4,400 for a deluxe room -- there are four deluxe rooms available on a first-come, first-serve basis. RSVPs should be received by August 1, stating the desired rooms. The trip has a limited number of participants, so respond in a timely manner.

Full payment will be due August 8. Payment details (wire or credit card) will be forwarded to those signing up for the trip.

Travelers are advised to purchase travelers' insurance. Airfare and London hotels are not included in the price of the trip.

Saturday, October 3–22, 2022
Georgians Cross the Delaware
Hosted by the Young Georgians

Itinerary

   8:30 a.m. — Depart from Tribeca
   10:30 a.m. — Tea and coffee at Read House & Gardens
   11 a.m. — Group splits up to tour Read and Rosemont House
   12:30 p.m. — Seated lunch at Jessop's Tavern
   2 p.m. — Groups swap to tour Rosemont and Read
   3:30 — Proceed to Nicholson House for drinks
   6:15 — Depart for NYC
   8:30 — Planned return


Tours

Read House
READ HOUSE & GARDENS
42 THE STRAND
NEW CASTLE, DE 19720

The house, built in 1797-1804 for George Read, Jr., was the largest and most sophisticated residence in the state at the time, and is a significant early example of high-style Federal period architecture. The adjacent formal gardens were laid out in the late 1840s by William Couper, the house's third owner. The property is a National Historic Landmark in 2016, and is part of the landmark New Castle Historic District. The house is now owned and operated by the Delaware Historical Society.

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Nicholson House
RABEL AND MARY NICHOLSON HOUSE
127 FORT ELFSBORG RD
SALEM, NJ 08079

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2000, the Abel Nicholson House is surrounded by the 1500-acre Abbotts Meadow Reserve. This virtually untouched 1722 Anglo-American piece of architecture is the most complete surviving patterned brick building in the country and has been compared to Drayton Hall, so don your smartest Country Dress to enjoy Southern victuals and plenty of drinks!

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Rosemont House
ROSEMONT HOUSE
NEW CASTLE, DE

A historic private home next to Jessop's Tavern.


Dining

Jessop's Tavern
LUNCH:
JESSOP'S TAVERN
114 DELAWARE ST
NEW CASTLE, DE 19720

The building that now houses Jessop’s Tavern was originally built in 1674. A cooper named Abraham Jessop lived here and worked at his barrel-making business here in 1724. During the 1950s, it was known as the Captain’s Log Restaurant, and in 1974 it was The Green Frog Tavern. In November 1996, the Day Family opened the tavern as it is now and named it after Abraham Jessop. We will enjoy a private seated lunch here between tours.


Registration

Price includes all transportation, lunch, and refreshments (though guests are welcome to drive themselves). Tickets are available via Paypal, cash, or check made out to "The American Friends of the Georgian Group"

$175 YOUNG GEORGIANS
$195 AFGG MEMBERS

(if paying by cash or check, please contact afgg.young.georgians@gmail.com)

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