Historic High Country / Rome

John Wisdom Wagon Train/Trail Ride

Dates : 10/18/14 - 10/18/14
Coosa Valley Fairgrounds
1400 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Rome, GA 30161

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Celebrate Georgia's Civil War-era Paul Revere at the 35th Annual John Wisdom Wagon Train. The trail ride follows a 23-mile roundtrip course to the Shannon area and back.

Gadsden, Ala., resident John Wisdom is credited with riding horseback for 67 miles to Rome, Ga., to warn of an impending advance from Col. Abel Streight's union forces. Wisdom's long journey essentially saved the town of Rome from total destruction in 1863.

Camping is permitted on-site at the fairgrounds Friday and Saturday night only.

Coggins papers must be shown in order to participate in the ride.

Complete wagon train route TBA. 

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Saturday: 8:30AM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    General (6 years and up) $10

    Near Interstate Highway


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


    Civil War, History & Heritage


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