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Hay House

Macon, GA
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Ranked #4 of 21 Attractions in Macon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: An Italian Renaissance villa open for public touring.
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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covington, ga
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Hay House is fascinating, but keep in mind, it is not air conditioned, so keep visits to cooler days. Well worth the admission , though..Loved it.

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Leicester
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Coming from England what American's regard as 'historical' can often be interesting. The Hay House in Macon is an example of this. Relatively new by European standards the locals see it as ancient. Well preserved and well guided at a reasonable price - worth going - we also went to The Cannonball House nearby - also interesting.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I visited the Hay House in August 2014 and this home is worth the visit. The tour guide was very professional in answering questions about the home. It’s amazing to see how many rooms are in this Italian style home and how it was very technological advanced for its time and how the families that have lived in the home... More

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Atlanta
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stopped at the Hay House on our way back home to ATL. What a beautiful place! This home is so lavish. The architecture is so unusual for the era and area that it was built. The tour was so informative. I had never heard of it until I was looking for things to see in Macon. If you love... More

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Haledon, New Jersey, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We waited to take the tour...and it was well worth it. I had my puppy with me and asked permission to carry her. The staff was so hospitable, as long as I carried her, she received permission to attend. Our tour guide was the local episcopal priest. Very informative and so Souther, a real gentleman! The tour gives the history... More

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Navarre, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A truly outstanding architectural gem that looks wonderful both inside and out. Curved pocket doors not seen elsewhere, a ballroom that spoke of the glittering past and an enthusiastic guide who made the house come alive. Highly recommended.

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Dallas/FtWorth, TX
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Hay House truly is the Palace of the South. It is the most interesting residence that I have ever visited, except of course for the White House. The tour was informative with breathtaking visions of opulence that I did not know was possible in its day. I now look forward to returning year after year, seeing how each new renovation... More

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Abbotsford, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Hay House is a beautiful home that you can tour in Macon. The architecture is quite unique for the area, and the interior is quite something. The tour was informative and fairly thorough. I just wish they had air conditioning on the upper floors. Even portable air conditioners would have helped. However, all in all the tour was worth it.

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Macon, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The Hay House is unusual in that part of it is restored (most of it, actually) and part of it isn't. That makes for a fascinating contrast. It's also quite beautiful, both the architecture and the furnishings, woodwork, stained glass, etc. It's one of the high points of Macon's rich historical attractions.

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