Private Houses & Estates of Aiken, South Carolina

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The ICAA is pleased to partner with Classical Excursions to present this tour of the unique community of Aiken, South Carolina. The town of Aiken features beautiful and well-preserved historic homes, and is surrounded by an outlying region rich in country estates, Georgian houses, thoroughbred stables, polo fields, and racetracks. During the tour, participants will have the exclusive opportunity to visit the finest residences in and around Aiken.

This tour is arranged by Classical Excursions. For full itinerary and more information, contact [email protected], 860-926-4895.

Please note a fully tax-deductible donation of $500 per person is required to participate in this travel program. All travel program participants receive a complimentary Individual level membership for one year to the ICAA. 

Image: Whitehall ( / Bill Fitzpatrick)

A prominent Aiken resident will host a dinner at their 1928 Georgian home, Ridgeley Hall. 

A prominent Aiken resident will host participants at privately-owned Crossways. 

Fox Frolic Farm, the equestrian farm owned by ICAA Board Member Kirk Henckels and his wife Fernanda Kellogg, was decorated by the New York design firm, Brockschmidt and Coleman. Flanking the house are stables, an idea inspired by the classic Palladian villa. Here, participants will enjoy a Sunday brunch. 

What’s included

  • Lunches at the Palmetto Golf Club, designed by McKim, Mead, & White, as well as the Green Boundary Club
  • Accommodations for three nights at the historic Willcox Hotel
  • Two dinners, two lunches, and breakfast daily
  • A private motor coach for transportation to sites on the tour

Crossways (Image: / Bill Fitzpatrick)

Double Occupancy
March 15-18, 2018
Single Occupancy
March 15-18, 2018


How do I register for an ICAA travel program?

If you would like to register, you may contact the travel operator organizing the program. Please note that a $500 donation per person to the ICAA is required in order to participate in each travel program. The contact information for ICAA tour operators is included on individual travel pages. Kindly note that the ICAA works with three different consultants for program offerings. If you are unsure which travel consultant to contact for a given program, you may email [email protected] or call 212-730-9646 x109.

What does the required $500 donation fund?

Your $500 donation helps to further the ICAA’s goal of advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts by supporting its varied educational programs, including continuing education courses, college workshops, the Summer Studio in Classical Architecture, New Heights, and many more.

Am I required to pay a $500 donation for each travel program I register for?

Yes, a donation of $500 to the ICAA is required for each travel program you register for. The donation is required for each person attending a tour.

How do I make my $500 donation to the ICAA?

You can make your $500 donation to the ICAA online, or you can download, complete, and mail this form to the ICAA. You can alternatively fax a copy to 212-730-9649. You may also call 212-730-9646 x109 or email [email protected] to make a donation. Donations must be made separately from the registration fee.

Do I have to be a member of the ICAA to participate in an ICAA travel program?

No, membership is not required to attend an ICAA travel program. However, complimentary Individual membership to the ICAA is included with your $500 required donation.

I don’t see the full itinerary for the tour I am interested in. When will it be released?

Please contact [email protected] for more information. Due to the exclusive nature of our tours, some private locations or visits may be omitted from the ICAA's website.

What kinds of trips does the ICAA offer?

Over the past several years, the ICAA has travelled to destinations including Paris; Andalusia; Atlanta; Barbados; South Africa; Chicago; the Netherlands and Belgium; Scotland; the French Riviera; Morocco; the Italian Lake Region; Charlottesville; Naples; and New Delhi, among many other locations. The ICAA is always looking to diversify its travel offerings. If you have a suggestion or location you would like to see added, please email [email protected].