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Customer Reviews of Miss Fanny's Tours

Date: February 16, 2024, 09:43 AM
Name: Rita Gilbert
Phone: 864-344-7636
email Address: rita@adventuretravelssc.com
Home Town: Greenwood, South Carolina

We spent a great day with Elaine touring Washington on our motorcoach. She has a sense of humor to keep you entertained and know everything & everybody in Washington. We learned all about the history & beautiful antebellum homes. We visited churches and even were blessed to hear the beautiful pipe organs in 2 of them. Lunch @ Maddy's was delicious. It was a great day for a Valentine Mystery Trip. Thank you Miss Fanny!

Date: February 14, 2024, 08:57 PM
Name: 96 Butterfly
Home Town: Ninety Six , South Carolina

Miss Fanny’s Tours are awesome & lunch at Maddy’s was delicious 😋 Book Fanny’s Tours you won’t be disappointed!

Date: June 20, 2023, 11:17 AM
Name: Robb & Kim Stanek
Home Town: Atlanta, Georgia

Wonderful tour with Elaine. She is both personable and knowledgeable. I'd recommend this tour to anyone with a curiosity for Georgia history.

Date: April 30, 2023, 11:53 PM
Name: Alison B.
Home Town: Atlanta, Georgia

We started our visit to Washington, Georgia with Elaine’s tour. Her entertaining mix of history, architecture, and amusing anecdotes served as the perfect introduction, far exceeding our expectations. Happy to customize the tour based on our particular interests, her overview helped us to identify the areas where we wanted focus for the remainder of our visit. We highly recommend Elaine’s tour of this charming and historic town.

Date: April 17, 2023, 01:11 PM
Name: Erika Smith
Home Town: Tignall, Georgia

Very informative! Enjoyed the tour very much and can’t wait to do it again.

Date: December 2, 2022, 05:09 AM
Home Town: , Minnesota

Date: November 11, 2022, 07:57 AM
Name: Sherry T Haskins. Nancy Parker
Home Town: Tifton, Georgia

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Washington, especially the Fitzpatrick Hotel and the Mary Willis Library. Elaine was a friendly, knowledgeable, and humorous guide. Having been born in Washington, she provided our group with interesting tidbits of information as she drove us around the historical town. We highly recommend this tour and hope to return for part 2 soon!

Date: November 11, 2022, 07:45 AM
Name: Cathey B
Home Town: Aiken , South Carolina

We had a great time with Elaine as we toured and she gave us historical info about Washington. Enjoyed her enthusiasm and knowledge. Would recommend this tour, for sure!

Date: November 11, 2022, 07:43 AM
Home Town: Fitzgerald , Georgia

Not your average tour! Very educational but comfortable and personal. Miss Fanny went out of her way to make everything perfect for us. A super guide and tour

Date: November 10, 2022, 01:41 PM
Name: Paula Williford
Home Town: Madison, Georgia

We are 5 retired ladies and try to have monthly adventures!! We had a wonderful time hearing about, and seeing the lovely town of Washington!! Our guide was SO knowledgeable on its history!! The house we toured was stunning and the owner showed real southern hospitality!! We will definitely be back to explore more shops and homes!! Thank you Miss Fanny for a wonderful outing!!

Date: November 10, 2022, 01:41 PM
Name: Paula Williford
Home Town: Madison, Georgia

We are 5 retired ladies and try to have monthly adventures!! We had a wonderful time hearing about, and seeing the lovely town of Washington!! Our guide was SO knowledgeable on its history!! The house we toured was stunning and the owner showed real southern hospitality!! We will definitely be back to explore more shops and homes!! Thank you Miss Fanny for a wonderful outing!!

Date: July 1, 2022, 09:02 AM
Name: Donna
Home Town: Lehigh Acres, Florida

My girls and I loved this tour. It was absolutely delightful. We learned a lot about the history of Washington and we saw some incredible homes. I highly recommend you take this tour.

Date: June 17, 2022, 03:46 AM
Home Town: , South Dakota

Date: November 27, 2021, 05:11 PM
Name: Jenny Boyter
Home Town: Atlanta, Georgia

Washington is a beautiful town but without Elaine and Miss Fanny's tours we would have missed so much! She shared the towns history and stories of the residents as well as insider tips about hidden gems such as gorgeous stained glassed windows in a local church and the public library. We met local residents and were even invited to tour the inside of a home! You do not want to visit Washington without booking a tour with funny, charming, and entertaining Elaine AKA "Miss Fanny"!

Date: July 26, 2021, 08:57 AM
Name: Karla Scarzafava
Home Town: Washington , Georgia

As a new resident to Washington, everyone should take this tour with Elaine! We learned so much about our new hometown and it was a lively and entertaining tour. We took some out-of-town guests with us and will be sure to have a Miss Fanny Tour every time we have company. Elaine was wonderful, informative, and so much fun. Best way to learn about this awesome town, hands down!

Date: June 13, 2020, 11:43 AM
Name: Irene Miller
Home Town: ,

I am so happy that Elaine is back doing tours! A trip to Washington is not complete without Elaine showing it to you. We had a wonderful time seeing things we could never have seen on our own. Can’t wait to come back!

Date: June 8, 2018, 01:05 PM
Name: Becky May
Home Town: Appling, Georgia

On April 19, 2018 a group of 27 Senior Adults from Kiokee Baptist Church went to Washington, Georgia and were truly blessed to have Elaine Filipiak as our tour guide. She was such an excellent guide and incredibly knowledgeable about the area and history. One of our many stops was to visit with a local antebellum homeowner. They made us feel so welcome as they took our group on a tour of one of their three homes. Although I’ve lived in this area for many years I had not visited Washington and was amazed to learn about its history. I highly encourage people to visit this beautiful town but be sure and contact Elaine and schedule a tour with her. It will be a day you won’t forget and will recommend to your friends!

Date: April 11, 2018, 09:22 AM
Name: Nancy Ingram
Home Town: McDonough, Georgia

On Tuesday April 10 2018 myself and a group of 14 people from Wesley Way UMC from McDonough, Georgia took this tour and it was excellent. Everyone enjoyed it bunches and bunches. Our tour guide Elaine did an excellent job in telling us about the history of each site and the town. We visited the Fitzpatrick Hotel, First Methodist Church, the Mary Willis Library, the Callaway Plantation and a driving tour of the beautiful homes in the area. Elaine and others told us about the history of each and did an excellent job. We ate at a wonderful cafe on the square which the food and service was excellent. I highly recommend this tour. There is alot of history and beauty in this lovely town of Washington and it was great to have Elaine and others showing us their hospitality. Thank you Elaine and everyone else we came in contact with.

Date: June 27, 2017, 05:22 PM
Home Town: , Georgia

My Husband and I took a weekend trip to explore Washington and learn about the History of this great little town. We had such a great time with Elaine ! She took us around and showed us all the things we would've missed, had we not taken her tour. This tour is more than just driving around in a car looking out the window. We actually got to get out of the car and EXPLORE the town in a way that would not have been possible without her and her knowledge. THANKS ELAINE ! We look forward to returning !

Date: April 8, 2017, 09:31 PM
Name: Gail Royster
Home Town: New Carrollton , Maryland

Thank you Elaine for taking me, my aunt and little cousin who lives in Washington, GA. I really enjoyed learning about the Fitzpatrick Hotel. The restoration of the hotel is beautiful. Fascinating history. We loved the tour. I look forward to returning and learning more about Washington, GA. I live in itheWashington, DC Metropolitan Area. Peace be with you.

Date: March 29, 2017, 10:45 PM
Name: lydia piper
Home Town: augusta, Georgia

Our senior group from Augusta was treated to a tour given by Miss Elaine,our guide.She was extremely knowledgeable about all things regarding Washingon,Ga. She made history come alive with interesting facts about some of their most well-known citizens,including Robert Tombs.We highly recommend the tour.

Date: March 29, 2017, 10:45 PM
Name: lydia piper
Home Town: augusta, Georgia

Our senior group from Augusta was treated to a tour given by Miss Elaine,our guide.She was extremely knowledgeable about all things regarding Washingon,Ga. She made history come alive with interesting facts about some of their most well-known citizens,including Robert Tombs.We highly recommend the tour.

Date: February 15, 2017, 06:35 PM
Name: Mary
Home Town: ,

What a fun tour! If you visit Washington, GA and don't take this tour, you will miss so much. We learned a lot about this beautiful historic town. There were 4 of us and Elaine made us feel a part of Washington! She introduced us to a number of the 'locals' who were so interesting and also made us feel welcomed. We can't wait for our next visit.

Date: February 15, 2017, 06:35 PM
Name: Mary
Home Town: ,

What a fun tour! If you visit Washington, GA and don't take this tour, you will miss so much. We learned a lot about this beautiful historic town. There were 4 of us and Elaine made us feel a part of Washington! She introduced us to a number of the 'locals' who were so interesting and also made us feel welcomed. We can't wait for our next visit.

Date: March 18, 2016, 10:07 AM
Name: Glenda
Home Town: Seneca, South Carolina

I came on St. Patrick's Day with friends from Toccoa, GA. I love histrory and the day was spent learning more history about Washington as it was associated with both the American Revolution and the Civil War. I had no iudea the area was so rich in history. Elaine brought history to life. It was not only educational, but enjoyable to be on the tour. Washington is a city that loves the past, and is interested in preserving it for future generations. Thank God Sherman never visites Washington.

Date: June 7, 2015, 05:15 PM
Name: Ron Gregory. Made several stops
Home Town: Bethlehem, Georgia

This is the way to take a tour. Not like those complicated ones that you get in those really touristy places. We met Ms Jo at the welcome center (lady there was really nice too). We spent a few minutes with Jo giving us some general history of Washington and the area. We then left to comfortably tour the area. We toured so many antebellum and Victorian houses and buildings, along with excellent history. Made several stops, to go inside, including the oldest free library in Georgia and a beautifully restored antebellum home whose owners were so nice and toured us and told us how they had restored it. My wife and I really enjoyed this and plan to return. Ms Jo was wonderful and the tour was so casual and not rushed. In addition, there are some wonderful restaurants and shops on the square. We love this area. You can't miss with this.

Date: October 3, 2014, 01:17 PM
Name: Randall & Christine Resch
email Address: rreschran@gmail.com
Home Town: Alpine, California

This is a lengthy review, but there's certainly reason why. My wife and I are native Californian's with family in the South. We've have this incredible pipe-dream to move south and purchase an aging Civil War Antebellum, not for the purpose of a money-making scheme, but as a way to preserve a piece of Americana. Although leaving Southern California weather for anywhere else seems crazy, living near America's sixth largest city puts our pipe-dream in perspective based on high cost of living, crime, traffic, and lots of unfriendly people here at home. Our trip took us through Tennessee and Georgia where we had opportunity to sample small town living and its gracious hospitality. We booked a tour with Elaine to see Washington. Elaine arrived full of excitement and started with a brief introduction as we walked its town square, into the Chamber of Commerce, and the St. Patrick hotel like dignitaries from afar. About ten-minutes into our tour, we explained our interests in Civil War Antebellum properties, Elaine changed hats to become more of a real estate agent than tour guide. We hopped into Elaine's van and off we went through Washington looking at more a countless number of homes. She even called some of the local town's folk where we were invited into their antique homes. Because we were on a mission to see Civil War houses, we came prepared with a handful of Internet listings of houses that were for sale. Elaine eagerly looked at the list and was familiar with all of the houses we presented. Without hesitation, we were on w whirlwind tour of specialty properties while she filled us in on Washington’s history, facts, and other bits of chatter. We landed at one 5,000 square foot Greek Revival in particular that might possibly soon be for sale … and, boy did our eyes light up and hearts start to bound. Because Elaine knew the contractor working on the home, we were able to walk in and see the home in all its splendid grandeur; that would never happen in San Diego without having a real estate agent. And, at one point, Elaine arranged an impromptu side-track where we went to another grand Greek Revival and were invited to sit on a porch swing suspended 20-feet from the home's tall ceilings and supported by six massive columns … I’ve even got a one-minute video of that moment … think about it. Because we stayed in Washington for two nights, Elaine gave recommendations to eat at local restaurants and meet the town's folk. All in all, taking Miss Fanny’s Tour was one of the most wonderful travel experiences of our lives. Elaine was a most gracious host. We send this message to you all if you're considering visiting the deep South and sampling what it offers. Elaine tailored our tour to meet our desires; it wasn’t a boring production effort, more so, her intimate knowledge of local lore, Civil War history, and the town of Washington really tied us to what it would be like to live there. Elaine is clearly excited and proud of her little town. Thank you Elaine for taking the time to introduce us to Washington. Our time was well spent. Seeing Washington's sights and flavor really gave us a great perspective as to what it would be like to live in the South. Elaine’s tour was something right out of Southern Living Magazine. It was a great opportunity for us to envision what it would be like to become keepers of a magnificent piece of American history. Bottom-line: To all reviewers, you won't go wrong by taking Miss Fanny's Tours. Our tour was far beyond that of going to Disneyland, Sea World and Legoland. We assure you that, Elaine would be one of the top reasons we would relocate to Washington. We highly and enthusiastically recommend Miss Fanny’s Tour, suggesting you stay in Washington at least two nights. If you’re a Civil War buff, there’s too much to see and do. Elaine provides you with a taste of the town that gives you a heart full of anticipation to experience Washington … not merely see Washington. What a difference! Christine & Randall Resch Alpine, California

Date: August 12, 2013, 12:59 PM
Home Town: Greensboro, North Carolina

My husband and I booked a tour with Elaine in July, 2013. She gave us a wonderful trip into Washington history. Washington is a delightful antebellum town near Atlanta which thankfully escaped Sherman's wrath. Several years ago, we had taken a free self-guided tour of Washington, but as Elaine knows the area and local people personally, she is able to gain access to local homes filled with period furnishings that you are unable to see on your own. One of the homes we toured had been recently lovingly restored to its former glory and the very gracious homeowners helped to guide us through. Elaine is a delight...and so knowlegeable about the area. Don't miss her tour!

Date: May 25, 2013, 08:37 AM
Name: Beth Walton
Home Town: Social Circle, Georgia

My cousins and I truly enjoyed your tour. We were delighted to see the old houses so well restored and the library was a treat as well. Jo was so thorough with her explanations and we really enjoyed our visit with her. Jane gave us such a delightful treat of showing us her house. Thank you Jo. Thank you Jane!

Date: March 24, 2013, 08:54 AM
Name: Robert Laser
Home Town: Roswell, Georgia

Our Roswell group of 28 unanimously praised your 03/09/2013 Miss Fanny tour. Evaluations included "best ever," "terrific," and "Miss Fanny is warmly personable and very, very history savvy." We all look forward to another tour at a future time.

Date: March 10, 2013, 04:30 PM
Name: Linda Dowling
Home Town: Roswell,, Georgia

Elaine, thank you for planning our Roswell Rambler tour, lunch, private home visits and of course, our "Farmers' Market"stop!It truly was a day we Ramblers could step back in time. As empty nesters we always enjoy a southern cooked meal and Cade's was delicious and kindly served..thank our hosts who graciously welcomed us into their homes..

Date: March 1, 2013, 10:30 AM
Name: Ron & Sharon Stephens

Our tour with Miss Jo was definitely the high point of our Washington area get-away. For me, it was because it provided that vital touch of real connection with real people so often missing in what goes by the name of 'tourism'. I hope Miss Jo feels as we do that we met strangers and parted as good acquaintances. For that alone, it was worthwhile, much less the scenes and stories of the historic buildings of Washington. It made our 39th anniversary especially memorable. You all have a precious treasure in Washington and I don't mean the history and the buildings, though they are also precious in their own right. I mean the social fabric of the connections between you all that make up 'community'. Everyone should be blessed to feel it and know it in relation to a place where they belong. Thank you and I hope you can pass this on to Miss Jo. Ron & Sharon Stephens

Date: September 15, 2012, 04:55 PM
Name: charles maxwell
Home Town: ft pierce, Florida

My wife and I just had the best tour ever. Miss Fanny's Tours is well worth your time. Elaine is a lovely lady who really knows her stuff! She makes the tour interesting and informative. If you're going to Washington GA you really should take this tour.

Date: September 6, 2012, 08:26 AM
Name: Ben
Home Town: Charleston, South Carolina

WOW! I recently traveled with my wife and her parents to Washington, GA to visit my sister for her daughter’s first birthday. Before the party it was suggested that we take a Miss Fanny's tour and see the historic homes that Washington, GA is known for. We are so glad we did! Elaine, our tour guide, seemed to know everyone and everything about the city and literally had the keys to city. She took us into private homes and businesses that an outsider would never get the chance to see if they were simply driving around. Now, living in Charleston, SC we are historic home snobs and we were still impressed by not only the quantity but the quality of the antebellum and Victorian homes on the tour! I’d highly recommend this to anyone visiting Washington, GA – it’s even worth the drive from Augusta, Atlanta or even Charleston, SC!!!

Date: August 6, 2012, 11:15 AM
Name: Chanel R.
Home Town: Dallas, Georgia

Good Afternoon Elaine, My name is Chanel R. A friend, Tracey Jones and I booked a tour last weekend in Washington, GA with Joe. We really enjoyed ourselves and had a wonderful and informative time. Joe our tour guide was great! She took her time to tell us every detail about the items within the city. It was truly wonderful to have someone so knowledge about the city. We had the opportunity to see the church, several houses, bed and breakfast and the library. We also met a lovely couple that allows us to tour their fully restored antebellum home. It was a true pleasure to meet them and we really enjoyed their tour as well. All of these components made this trip really nice. I will be sure to recommend your tours and the city to anybody looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Georgia. Thanks again!

Date: July 25, 2012, 06:04 PM
Name: Marilyn
Home Town: Hartwell, Georgia

What a pleasant surprise when we decided to take a short trip to Washington, GA with my husband's brother and sister-in-law,who were visiting from Olympia, WA and find that we could in fact even get a private tour by Elaine. She was so knowledgeable about the town and area and patiently waited while we toured the homes, hotel in town, library and even a few shops! We definitely felt like we got our money's worth and would recommend this tour to anyone who wanted to learn more about the area and what a small Southern town is really like.

Date: June 26, 2012, 05:21 PM
Name: Eddie Kislinger
Home Town: Pacific Palisades, California

Elaine described Washington as kind of like Mayberry which is why Tom Chase who owns the Washington Plantation B&B along with his wife Barbara told me he hasn't locked his truck in 8 years. As a 4th generation Washingtonian Elaine knows everyone in town and all their stories and those of their families many of whom have been there since the area was settled. Earlier in the week I'd been in Richmond for the Civil War Trust's annual dinner and decided to visit Washington where Jeff Davis held his last cabinet meeting and the Southern treasury disappeared. Elaine was the perfect guide: knowledgable and fun to be with. It was Tom who gave me her number. I'd called the B&B from Augusta early one Sunday evening and told him I was heading to Washington and with true Southern hospitality he said they'd be waiting for me when I arrived. It's that kind of town and with Elaine as your guide you'll feel like one of the family.

Date: June 4, 2012, 01:57 AM
Name: JoAnn Patterson
Home Town: Fincastle, Virginia

Washington GA is a town deeply tangled in the alluring history of the 1800's. The Union and Confederate march towards a freedom each feel is worth fighting for. Ladies in distress and those cherished beyond all measure lived here. Grand and stately, eloquent and charming antebellum homes grace long deeply trodden roads...you can feel the history as Elaine brings it alive through spoken word. Her expertise in presentation, you find yourself leaning in to listen, so not to miss one single historical fact, a charming southern manner and a well noted comfort in her expansive ability to entertain and engage all who come with a curious mind..A Miss Fannie Tour must not be missed! You will not be disappointed!

Date: May 26, 2012, 10:23 AM
Name: Jim and Barbie Gogan
Home Town: Lugoff, South Carolina

My husband and I booked a Groupon trip to Washington, Ga to stay at the renovated, historic Fitzpatrick hotel for the weekend. We began our trip on a tour with Miss Fanny and others. The tour was fun and knowledgeable. She truely knows the history of Washington, Ga. She recommended things to do and places to go. She made sure that we enjoyed our stay! The people of Washington, Ga are some of the nicest people I have ever met. Everyone is friendly and happy you are there! The highlight of our trip was seeing Delbert McClinton at the "19th Annual Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival" which was held just a few miles away in a cow pasture! If you are thinking about going to Washington, GA, the weekend of the blues festival would be a good time to go. We had a great time! Miss Fanny; you are an asset to your town and such a genuine lady! When we come back; we will look you up again!

Date: April 22, 2012, 07:51 PM
Name: mark ebreo
Home Town: charlotte, North Carolina

My wife and I were very fortunate to have commissioned Elaine and found her to be the highlight of our weekend experience. We were driven to visit Washington after booking a GroupOn for a weekend stay at the reknown Fitzgerald Hotel. It was a nice property with rooted history, that being said Please avail yourself to take a tour of Washington with MISS FANNY you will be absolutely enthralled and edified on the historic town ...she is definitely a Gift to Washington Georgia...

Date: March 12, 2012, 03:18 PM
Name: Merri and Mark Pouncey
Home Town: cumming, Georgia

We were fortunate enough to take the tour of Washingto, Ga. It was a wonderful experience and our tour director Elaine took so much time with us, she really made us feel special. She has so much personality and her love for her home town she is infectious. We highly recommend the tour and make sure you take it before you do anything. She enthusiastically recommends resturants shops and other things to see you will be busy the entire weekend. Love Love Love Washington and Elaine, we will be back very soon!

Date: March 5, 2012, 06:28 PM
Name: Summer Rose
Home Town: Roanoke, Virginia

Some friends and I came down to Washington for a 5k run nearby. We met Elaine while walking around, checking out the little shops. I have never felt so welcomed in my entire life! Everyone there treated you like family, the restaurants were great, the houses were beautiful, and most of all the people were great! We will surely come back to visit!

Date: March 2, 2012, 08:59 PM
Name: David & Cheryl
Home Town: Flowery Branch, Georgia

After reading a review of Washington, Georgia in Southern Living, we made reservations and headed down for the weekend. Our tour with Elaine was the highlight of the trip. Washington is a wonderful, historic town and we felt that we had stepped back in time. We would have truly missed out had we not taken this tour. Not only is Elaine very knowledgeable about the town, but her love is apparent throughout the tour. We had a great group during the tour and it was so much fun to see them later, throughout the weekend. Not only where we able to see all of the public historical places, but we had a peak at some private homes also. Every meal that we had at a restaurant recommended was top notch. This get-away is a must and the tour is an absolute.

Date: January 21, 2012, 12:53 PM
Name: Tim and Janet Taylor
Home Town: North Salem, New York

Last March we were stopped at the square in Washinton after being advised not to miss it by a guide in Athens. We had done a brief drivearound and were just finishing a snack in front of the closed Chanber of Commerce. Miss Fanny was sitting at a sidewalk table working on her laptop and approached us as to whether we needed any assistance. We were obviously from out of state, identified by our license plates. She opened the Chamber and gave us some information pamflets and we had a long conversation and discussion of relocation and retirement. She took us on a brief tour because we had hotel reservations in Augusta. It was a wonderful few hours and our great thanks are with her. Sincerely, Janet and Tim Taylor

Date: February 11, 2011, 10:38 PM
Home Town: Martinez, Georgia

We had a wonderful tour--it combined walking and riding and lots of interesting information. We rode by many interesting homes, we had a trip to the library, to a restored hotel, and through a private home. We never felt rushed. We were given tips on finding a place for lunch. Our tour guide called me shortly after I made reservations and informed me of a round table event and dinner. She picked us up from our B&B and drove us to the event and kept us company for the full evening. She seemed to know everyone in town. What wonderful hospitality.

Date: January 7, 2011, 04:48 PM
Name: Maggie Smith
Home Town: Augusta, Georgia

The tour was wonderful. Not only did we get to see and enjoy the beauty of the city, but through the informative tour and warmth of everyone we met we got to really enjoy the pride of citizens for its history and beauty. The tour was informative and entertaining. This experience with Washington, Georgia has made me want to return often in the years to come.

Date: September 24, 2010, 04:04 PM
Name: Kim
Home Town: Marietta, Georgia

My daughter and I stayed in Washington, Ga. last weekend, stayed in our very first bed-n-breakfast and took the most fantastic tour with Miss Fanny. Miss Fanny knows what she's talking about and she knows all the back roads. She will show you the elegance of this little town in a big way. We never realized there was so much history tucked away in such beautiful city. If you are going any where near this area, take the tour, check out the farmers market on Saturday morning and make some new friends. You'll be glad you did.

Date: March 26, 2010, 10:03 PM
Name: Susan Bevard
Home Town: Aiken, South Carolina

Loved the tour - was done in an interesting, informative (not rote) way. Thanks for everything!!

Date: March 26, 2010, 08:50 AM
Name: Flavia Morden
Home Town: Aiken , South Carolina

My first visit to Washington was so delightful with the help of Elaine's enthusiasm for her historic town.I will definitely return! Flavia Morden

Date: February 27, 2010, 11:04 AM
Name: Vicki and Grady Brasfield
Home Town: Atlana, Georgia

Our tour with Elaine was both fun and filled with interesting facts about this very historical town. She has so much personality and passion for what she does that it rubs off on you. She is a jewel in the town and an ambassador for promoting it. You will find yourself loving Washington and hoping to return some day.

Date: February 9, 2010, 04:53 PM
Home Town: ,

Do not visit Washiington GA without taking Miss Fanny's tour! Jam packed with information, humor, folklore--its an absolute MUST!

Date: January 30, 2010, 12:25 PM
Name: Barbara & Gene Allyn
Home Town: aiken, South Carolina

We had a great time on Elaine's tour of the city. Learned a lot of history. A great way to see the city.

Date: January 18, 2010, 07:09 PM
Name: Kent & Kathy
Home Town: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Elaine's tour is amazing. If you are at all interested in history, then you will want to take this tour. We had a blast riding around with Elaine and hearing all of her stories. Really great time!

Date: November 25, 2009, 12:43 PM
Name: Toni Waeghe
Home Town: Greensboro, Georgia

This November 23 ladies took a tour of Washington with Elaine Filipiak of Miss Fanny Tours. Her sense of humor, knowledge of the residents and the historic homes and buildings was outstanding! She kept us laughing and interested as we visited many of the antebellum places Washington holds. She also is networked with every vendor in the town and got us discount coupons to shop after the tour. What a find she is! We had a wonderful, and memorable day.

Date: June 20, 2009, 06:36 PM
Name: Matt and Denise Newman
Home Town: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Jo gave us a great tour and really did a fantastic job of relating the surprisingly large number of historical events that have taken place in such a small town. We really enjoyed our tour and highly recommend it to anyone that will be in the area!

Date: May 16, 2009, 05:35 PM
Name: Mlainda Holroyd
Home Town: Clemson, South Dakota

Elaine did a fine job of selling Washington to us as a friendly, full of history and beautiful places on Friday. The members of the OLLI tour from Clemson were full of interesting facts and having been pleasantly entertained. Thanks!

Date: May 9, 2009, 12:55 PM
Name: Joanne Hess
Home Town: Chattaroy, Washington

Miss Fanny's tour was the highlight of our trip to Georgia and South Carolina as far as my aunt and I were concerned. The people in Washington, Georgia are so warm and friendly. We toured Savannah and Charleston, and were on our way to Augusta and then Atlanta when we heard about Washington and decided to head that way. I will forever be grateful to the lady at the visitor center in Augusta who steered us in that direction. Elaine is so personable and knows the history of the area so well she made the tour one of the best I have ever taken. The homes, the people, the food---all outstanding!

Date: May 8, 2009, 03:20 PM
Name: KayHinds
Home Town: Greensboro, Georgia

Thanks for another outstanding tour. I have taken 4 tours with you and have never been disappointed or bored. You always come up with new homes and new information about Washington to share with us. You customize the tour for the group and it always turns out beautifully. I will definitely be back.

Date: May 4, 2009, 06:27 PM
Name: Chris and Diane Goga
Home Town: Monroe, Georgia

Miss Fanny's Tours is one of Washington's best kept secrets. Elaine Filipiak was very personable. Her knowledge of the local history and people made our visit come alive with the rich history. We learned and saw more with Miss Fanny's tour than we ever would have on our own. Many thanks. We definitely will be back!

Date: April 15, 2009, 08:31 AM
Name: Jan Morris
Home Town: , Nebraska

My photos arrived today and I've just spent the last hour reliving three happy days in Washington, Georgia. These photos seem to upstage the ones from Savannah. The white columns catch the sunlight in Washington while the porches seem mysteriously dappled in shade in Savannah. There is something warm and familiar about Washington, being there was like coming home again with smiles shared all around. I really enjoyed the homes and landscapes you introduced me to and the stories that came with them. In this long journey to know my ancestors, I feel very fortunate to have walked where they lived and died. The letters they left behind came alive hearing the bird songs they once enjoyed from the porches where they once lived. Tours are very special when you have a guide who loves the architecture, history and people that surround them. Washington is filled with special memories in the making and you are the perfect person to make a stranger feel welcome. I hope you'll have the chance to introduce many more of us to your lovely antebellum town in the country. Washington might well be Georgia's best kept secret ;)

Date: April 12, 2009, 10:12 AM
Name: Ken & Sarah Yorston
Home Town: Llandrindod Wells, Outside of U.S.

Our experience with Miss Fanny began when she acted as our Chauffeur and took us to Augusta to watch the Masters Golf. Collecting us at 8am, she was full of fascinating facts about the geography and people of Washington, Georgia and ran a commentary for the full journey. Later that day, our wives took the official tour of Washington and learned about some of the great characters that have graced the history of the area. This is real America and the warmth of the people of Georgia truely touched us. We were welcomed by everyone and they were all really interested in us and our background and in making sure that we enjoyed ourselves. The Jockey Club provided us with our entertainment with the food, wine and live music being excellent standard. The lady guest singer (Camella?) provided some of the best southern soul music I have ever heard live and her version of Georgia was truly special. A wonderful few days

Date: April 12, 2009, 09:52 AM
Name: Graeme, Ann & Callum Yorston
email Address: ghy@globalnet.co.uk
Home Town: Cardiff, Wales, UK, Outside of U.S.

We came to Washington to attend The Masters golf at Augusta and discovered the history and real Southern hospitality. Elaine transported us to and from the Masters and made sure that the girls, in our absence, were looked after. We stayed 3 nights and were disappointed to leave as we felt so much part of the community in such a short period of time. Elaine's tours were just so incredible and informative as well as being laced with great humor. A glass of wine in the "van" on the way back from The Masters was a real treat. The hospitality extended to us was fantastic and this was down to Elaine who made sure that we were introduced to everyone in the town and we were looked after so, so well. We have definitely added Washington to our "must go back to" list! Thank you so much Elaine for looking after us so well - it really helped make this leg of our trip so enjoyable. Hope to see you again and if you are ever in the UK, we would love to be able to reciprocate your hospitality so do call and see us. Graeme, Ann & Callum

Date: February 4, 2009, 03:57 AM
Name: Marianne and Jan Gindrup
Home Town: Naerum, Denmark, Outside of U.S.

A great experience!!! We were in Washington during Christmas, and Elaine gave us a “Tour-de-Washington” we will never forget. Not only did she bring us around the city; she also got us invited inside the maybe most fantastic antebellum, which were so beautiful decorated for Christmas. Elaine is a wonderful person, so warm and friendly that she even got us invited to a Christmas-party although we were complete strangers to everyone. We give our highest recommendation to Miss Fanny’s tours – don’t visit Washington or the neighborhood without taking one of Ms. Fanny’s guided tours. Elaine – a personal greeting from us: Thank you so much for making our Christmas away from home to an unforgettable experience, in a few days we will send you a personal mail with pictures. We hope to see you again one day. Warmest wishes from Denmark Marianne and Jan

Date: December 6, 2008, 01:28 PM
Name: DeDe Slappey
Home Town: Dawsonville, Georgia

Elaine did a FABULOUS job giving the Sustainers from the Junior League of DeKalb County a history lesson of Washington, GA. Will definitely plan a return trip. Thank you, thank you!

Date: June 12, 2008, 05:16 PM
Name: Katherine H. Slocum
email Address: Katherine@compunet1.net
Home Town: Lizella, Georgia

WOW! Miss Fanny provided the girls reunion from Baker High School with a fun filled tour of Washington, GA. We felt priviledged to get a glimpse of a few of the beautiful antebellum homes along with lots of local history. Lunch at the Fitzpatrick Hotel was fabulous. Dinner at the Jockey Club was delicious. Shopping on the "Square" was delightful because all of the merchants were so friendly and had such great items in their shops. Thank you Miss Fanny!!!!!

Date: June 12, 2008, 10:12 AM
Name: Susan Hunt
Home Town: Salem, Alabama

Miss Fanny planned a weekend ‘slumber party’ for twelve ‘girls’ from the class of 1964 from Baker High School in Columbus, Ga. What a good time we had! Miss Fanny provided us with back to back entertainment that fulfilled and exceeded our every expectation. Her camaraderie with the local merchants provided us with the knowledge of what was available at each location so we were able to use our time wisely. Having four generations from Washington has provided “Miss Fanny” with such historical knowledge of all areas of interest, keeping the entire group asking for more. Each location, we visited, provided us with a foundation source of early community development. I would highly recommend “Miss Fanny Tours” be placed on your future activity list – each merchant, within Washington, GA bends over backwards to make it a memorable visit and they all made us feel like an active part of the community – not to mention the unique items we were able to purchase. Susan Hunt Salem, Alabama

Date: June 9, 2008, 03:43 PM
Name: Jean Class of '64
email Address: lemonpunchbug@aol.com
Home Town: Jacksonville, Florida

Miss Fanny's Tours cannot be toped. An adventure you must experience. Elaine outdoes herself. From 'Talk of The Town' to the Callaway Plantation I was a captive of Elaine. I recommend her tour at least 3 times to see everything!

Date: June 9, 2008, 01:55 PM
Name: Lucia Heldreth
Home Town: Blue Ridge, Georgia

The Baker High girls were able to see the original Southern hospitality provided by Washington, Ga and their residents through Miss Fanny's tour. Everyone in the community from the housekeeping staff at the Southern Elegance to the shop keepers on the square had a smile and a kind word for each and everyone of us. A trip to Washington and a tour by Miss Fanny is well worth the effort.

Date: June 9, 2008, 08:29 AM
Name: Sue Williams
Home Town: Milton, Georgia

The girls from Baker High School class of '64 had a fun fillled weekend in Washington. Miss Fannie kept us in stitches with her humor and we were awed by her knowledge of the area. I especially enjoyed the wine bar at the Retro Theater, seeing the antebellum homes, and shopping in the quaint shops on the square. A trip to this charming small town wouldn't be compete without a tour with Miss Fannie.

Date: May 17, 2008, 09:06 PM
Name: Norma Reed, Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Home Town: Athens, Georgia

Warm thanks to Elaine and Jo for planning a delightful day for our church seniors group. Miss Fanny's Tours offered options to tailor the day to group interests and staff were absolutely overflowing with local lore, shared with Southern charm.

Date: March 31, 2008, 11:27 PM
Name: Brian & Joann Aufderheide
Home Town: McCormick, South Carolina

Miss Fanny's tour was very enjoyable. We will definitely come again and do another tour someday. A very nice outing when we have guests. Thank you, Miss Fanny. joann

Date: March 31, 2008, 01:15 PM
Name: brooke
Home Town: ,

thank you miss.fanny for the wourderful tour.Ihad a great time .Ithe the ghoust tour.

Date: March 30, 2008, 09:29 PM
Name: Mary Anne W.
Home Town: Spring Mount, Pennsylvania

This tour is so worth taking. Elaine, the tour guide, is very enthusiastic,and is very knowledgeable of the area. She gives you the full 2 1/2 hours as promised. I highly recommend you take advantage of this tour.

Date: March 24, 2008, 09:53 AM
Name: John & Donna Tolson
Home Town: Hartsville, South Carolina

We met Elaine as we got into town. She began telling us interesting things about Washington before we even decided on taking the tour. Elaine gave a really great tour and her humor is delightful. We look forward to visiting again soon.

Date: March 22, 2008, 03:31 PM
Name: Jim Barry
email Address: jimlbarry@yahoo.com
Home Town: Duluth, Georgia

I brought a group of 20 seniors from our church to visit Washington. I used Miss Fanny's tours upon recommendation from another person. I have to say she provided one of the best tours I have been on. Her combination of knowledge of the town and humor provided an exciting day for our group. We are planning on coming back again next year and using her again.

Date: March 10, 2008, 02:43 PM
Home Town: Mauldin, South Carolina

Don't miss Elaine's tour when visiting Washington, GA. Elaine comes from a four-generation family who has resided in Washington and knows more about the area than you can read in any book. We loved her stories, and enjoyed touring some of the antebellum homes in the area. Thanks for a GREAT Sunday morning tour-Kevin and Lori Little

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Date: February 28, 2008, 07:19 PM
Home Town: Tallahassee, Florida

We almost missed our "Miss Fanny Tour" and are thrilled that we didn't. Elaine is filled with details and a thorough understanding of the town, homes, and history of Washington. We found the tour informative, yet entertaining and light-hearted when appropriate. There is no way Elaine could share all she knows in one tour, so we will be back for more. Don't miss it.

Date: February 28, 2008, 12:53 PM
Name: Bob and Brenda Matthews
Home Town: Big Canoe, Georgia

Elaine, Thanks so much for the wonderful tour of Washington. It is a great town and you did a great job covering all the historical homes and families. We loved the personal touch of the tour and we can see why you love Washington so much.

Date: February 20, 2008, 06:00 PM
Name: Suzanne and Holt Grace
Home Town: Social Circle, Georgia

We had the most wonderful Sunday morning tour with "Miss Fanny"! If you are interested in Georgia history and beautiful old homes, this is the tour for you! Elaine picked us up at our hotel, took us for a tour of the town including four private residences and gave us a marvelous historical account of Washington. She is very knowledgeable and fun to boot!

Date: February 14, 2008, 08:18 PM
Name: Chuck and Sandy Wray
Home Town: Menifee, California

A trip to Washington, Georgia, is not complete without a "Miss Fanny Tour". It was such a pleasure meeting you, Elaine, and enjoying the time spent with you on the fun and informative tour. The BIG swing was a special treat! Fondly, Chuck and Sandy Wray

Date: January 18, 2008, 08:53 PM
Home Town: Washington, Georgia

Miss Fanny's tours are great! Elaine obviously loves Washington and tells her clients about it. She also takes you all over town to visit historic homes and meet the people of the town. She is a great ambassador for the town. Thanks, Miss Fanny!!

Date: January 7, 2008, 03:18 PM
Name: Jimmy & Terri Boyd
Home Town: Callahan, Florida

We visited Washington for New Year's Eve. Not only did we stay in a wonderful B&B (Washington Plantation) the tour by Miss Fanny (Elaine) was sooooooo much fun and we learned alot about this beautiful little town. We also enjoyed Mrs. Jo and all the stories they both shared. Don't miss this chance to get to know Washington, GA!

Date: December 28, 2007, 10:51 PM
Name: Jan & Ron
Home Town: Conyers, Georgia

What's the best thing to do on your 60th birthday? Drive to Washington, GA, eat the great food and take a Miss Fanny's Tour! We have taken tours in each of the US cities from coast to coast. The most memorable was Miss Fanny's Tours. Our party included our daughter and son-in-law. All four of us were kept equally entertained, mystified and delighted by our gracious tour guide. She knows everyone, everything, every entry and exit in town and we plan to return soon. Our drive of 95 miles for the day was well worth every second with this fun and interesting hostess!

Date: December 18, 2007, 08:19 PM
Name: Deborah
email Address: nonijoharris@aol.com
Home Town: Norcross, Georgia

What an fantastic day! Thanks for helping our group get to know your town with all it's lovely historic charm. I look forward to coming back for in the Spring. Thanks!

Date: November 19, 2007, 09:13 PM
Name: Leigh
Home Town: Tennille, Georgia

We had a wonderful time on the tour. We would have missed so much of Washington if it hadn't been for Elane. We look forward to taking the tour again.

Date: October 26, 2007, 08:23 PM
Name: Kathy Osborne
Home Town: Greensboro, Georgia

I moved to Georgia six months ago and just recently visited Washington with a group of friends from Reynolds Plantation. As first time visitors, we allowed Miss Fanny to take us on one of her tours. What a fabulous way to see this charming city and learn the history - the beautiful homes, the historic library with its treasure chest, and the local residents. I will definately be back to learn more from Miss Fanny. Thanks for sharing your stories!

Date: October 26, 2007, 12:01 PM
Name: Jane Cox
Home Town: Buffalo, New York

I have recently moved to the area and decided to take a group of friends who were visiting on the tour. What a ball we had. Miss Fanny sure knew her stuff and told us lots of interesting facts and a few tales! The lunch was delicious and i will be taking another tour in the future. Thanks Miss Fanny for making our day so much fun.

Date: October 15, 2007, 09:42 AM
Name: Jerri Lynn Forrester
Home Town: Hiawassee, Georgia

My Husband and I enjoyed the ghost tour Saturday night with Elaine. Very informative about the history of Washington and visiting these plantations and the town. If you are coming to Washington to visit, Miss Fanny's Tours are a treat.

Date: October 14, 2007, 09:25 AM
Name: Gina Blount
Home Town: Meansville, Georgia

If you love Georgia history and are looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway, then Washington, Georgia is your place to go. I was born and raised in Georgia and thought I had seen most all it has to offer, but little did I know that I had missed one of the most interesting cities in the state. Washington is so rich with all of its history and beautiful antebellum homes. If you go, be sure to take Miss Fanny's tour. Without "Miss Fanny," I would have missed so much. Elaine,(Miss Fanny), is absolutely wonderful. She made me feel at home the moment we met. She is so knowledgeable and tells each story with passion and enthusiasm. I am already looking forward to going back for the Christmas tour of homes.

Date: October 14, 2007, 08:00 AM
Name: Mary Smith
Home Town: McCormick, South Carolina

What an enjoyable day! Thanks for helping us get to know Washington with all the stories and sights. I enjoyed seeing the homes but my favorite had to be the Tiffany window and the Confederate chest story in the library and of course, I'd love to come back and spend the afternoon on the swing!!! And lunch was great! Thanks again!

Date: October 13, 2007, 05:13 PM
Name: Becky Goldman
Home Town: Lincolnton, Georgia

Last evening, my husband, teenage son, his girlfriend, and I had the wonderful experience of going on the "Ghost Tour". We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Living in a town close to Washington and passing throught the city all the time, we will now be on the lookout for the "citizens" we learned about last night!?!! "Miss Fanny" was a wonderful guide and had such interesting tales for us. She kept us all eager to hear more. You know she is a good guide and story teller if she can keep the interest of "old parents" AND 2 teenagers!!! I plan to come for another "normal" tour soon and have lunch in one of the homes. I feel like I have made a new friend in "Miss Fanny"; she is the epitome of a southern lady and southern hospitality!

Date: October 8, 2007, 05:28 PM
Name: Ruth Ann
Home Town: McCormick, South Carolina

Having just moved here, my neighbor Mary Thompson and I decided to check out Washington,Ga. We were so happy with Miss Fanny's tours. Elaine is a fun person and very informative. We have shared our experience with our neighbors in McCormick, S.C. Thanks!!

Date: October 1, 2007, 05:19 PM
Name: Gail Johnson
Home Town: Martinez, Hawaii

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our day in Washington, Ga. thanks in most part to Miss Fanny's tour. Elaine set us up for lunch at a quaint little tea room then off we went for 2 1/2 hours of seeing the sites and learning the history of the town. I love Washington and all it's quaint shops and beautiful houses. Elaine's love for and knowledge of history was a great experience. Hope to see you again for a ghost tour.

Date: October 1, 2007, 08:11 AM
Name: Bonnie Johnston
Home Town: Evans, Georgia

What a wonderful day! Elaine was so informative and made the day fun, Southern Elegance provided a wonderful lunch, and to top it all off, the weather was perfect. Washington is a truly elegant city. I hope it never changes.

Date: October 1, 2007, 07:21 AM
Name: Joan Kernaghan
Home Town: Evans, Georgia

Saturday, September 29, 2007 Had a wonderful day seeing Washington, Ga. and the fun you added to the tour. Looking forward to coming again soon. The Tea Room you suggested was wonderful. Learned a lot I didn't know.

Date: September 26, 2007, 10:44 PM
Name: Mat & Liz Vallance
Home Town: Yourba Linda, California

We had a fabulous tour. We highly recommend your tour to any visitor. Your knowledge and love of the Washington, Georgia history gave us a whole new perspective on Southern history and hospitality. We look forward to our next visit.

Date: August 29, 2007, 07:24 PM
Name: Debbie S.
Home Town: San Diego, California

I took my mom on this tour and we both enjoyed it very much. Washington is a great little town and Elaine is a wonderful guide with a wealth of information to share.

Date: July 25, 2007, 01:10 PM
Name: Tamara
Home Town: norcross, Georgia

We had planned to visit Washington, GA to check out the town and learn more about the Civil War with out 10 year old son. We decided to take Miss Fanny's Tour and we learned more than we ever would have on our own! The tour was interesting for a 10 year old active boy and fun for the adults too! We all walked away learning more interesting facts and local news than we imagined a small town could hold. Thanks for a great afternoon and a fun experience!

Date: July 19, 2007, 08:28 PM
Name: Suzanne Modisett
Home Town: Atlanta, Georgia

What a great way to feel connected to the rich history of Washington, Georgia. History came to life in our imaginations and stayed for awhile as we shared with friends back in Altanta. Sherman did us a favor, didn't he!

Date: July 19, 2007, 01:49 PM
Name: Mary Ann Edens
Home Town: Athens, Georgia

I have been through this little town numerous times over the past 13 years since we moved to Athens, but not until enjoying Miss Fanny’s tour have I learned so much about Washington. She shared so much of the history, the sites and the homes with us. She also introduced us to many of the local people; I now feel a part of this beautiful little town and plan to return soon.

Date: June 29, 2007, 12:10 PM
Name: Dorothy Rogers
Home Town: Thomaston, Georgia

History, fun, and entertainment was in store for us on our tour with "Miss Fanny". We have told everyone about the warm welcome we experienced in Washington as we made our way through the beautiful town and listened to the stories shared by "Miss Fannie". Thanks for making our Washington experience a wonderful memory! We are planning to come back for another dose of true Southern hospitality.

Date: June 28, 2007, 08:45 PM
Name: Freddie Bland
Home Town: Savannah, Georgia

I recently went on Miss Fanny's tour. My sister and I had a wonderful time. Our tour guide made us feel like family. Not only did we see all of Washington,Ga.,we learned so much about the history. Our tour guide made history come alive in our minds. I am planning a return visit very soon with my friends to take the tour again.

Date: June 22, 2007, 10:23 AM
Name: Lee Knight

What a delightful time my sisters and I had on our trip to the past. Miss Fanny provided insight into the people that have formed our history and all of the people she introduced us to were gracious and eager to show us their homes or to provide us with a wonderful meal. We'll repeat this soon.

Date: June 12, 2007, 02:30 PM
Name: Gayle Shaver
Home Town: Brooklet, Georgia

What a wonderful time we enjoyed in Washington! Thanks to you and Miss Fanny's tour we saw more, learned more and enjoyed more than we could have ever done on our own. You certainly made our trip and visit a memorable one!

Date: June 4, 2007, 12:03 PM
Name: Tonnie Shipley
Home Town: Alvord, Texas

I was born and raised in Georgia, but never was exposed to the history surrounding it. Thanks Miss Fanny for the wonderful tour. Your knowledge of the area was awesome and exciting. Folks, don't miss this one.

Date: May 30, 2007, 08:12 PM
Name: Charlotte Miller

Wow! What a great time we had in Washington, Ga! And we owe it all to our fantastic tour guide. We especially enjoyed the lunch she arranged for us in the lovely antebellum home. I can't recomend this tour enough, you will miss so much of Washington without it!

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