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Hay House

Macon, GA
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Macon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: An Italian Renaissance villa open for public touring.
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: An Italian Renaissance villa open for public touring.
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Visiting friends I the Macon area, two of us decided to visit the historic area and I came across the Hay House. It was close time wise to the last tour so we decided to do it. I was not let down at all. Not once. From the amazing windows to the hideaway doors all the way up to the... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We did the Antebellum Trail and this one Must STOP. This home was built in the 1850's and over the years housed several of the notable families of Macon. We had a special treat since it was decorated for Christmas. The 30,000 square foot mansion was complete renovated of the first floor and was very opulent. The woodwork, floors and... More 

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Tumwater, Washington, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Made me feel like I grew up in this house. I loved the tour! My daughter and I went with my parents. Felt like a southern belle! Loved all the history, and the secret rooms all over, and seeing the house set up the way it was when the Hay family owned it. Was probably one of the most memorable... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Attended wedding at Hay House, so can't attest to "tour" questions. Can say only 1 restroom in basement level that's not easily accessible.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

I have lived in Macon several years but just made it for a tour, the house was absolutely beautiful and the tour was well done. I appreciated how informative it was.

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Northern Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We have visited many historic houses and without a doubt this was the most impressive. The style and innovative designs throughout were superb. I would definitely recommend a visit.

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Byron, Georgia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Even if you live in Macon, the Hay House is history that should not be missed. It is a beautiful relic from the past that we encourage you to explore. As a child, the spiral staircase was off limits to visitors, but that is no longer the case. Visitors are allowed all the way up to the rotunda, which is... More 

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Perth, Western Australia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
52 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Beautiful house and superb tour. Tour lasted an hour yet the time flew by. So much history here and so nice that so much is known about this very unusual style home for it's time.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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173 reviews 173 reviews
33 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I enjoyed seeing the house but would have liked to see some labels or info on some of the paintings and other things that were in the house. I felt like our guide could have explained a little more but still she was good. If they had more markings than you would not have to ask questions about things which... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Outside of the Biltmore Estate, the biggest single family home I have ever seen. Makes the homes in Charleston and Savannah seem small. Built for $100,000 during the Civil War, what would that cost today? Worth stopping the trip to see and do. Sherman didn't burn Macon and this is the crown jewel. While you are here visiting this historic... More 

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