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Hay House

Macon, GA
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Ranked #4 of 21 attractions in Macon
Type: Historic Sites
Description: An Italian Renaissance villa open for public touring.
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Greenville SC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The restoration work is amazing and well as the history of the home. Our guide was very excellent. Be prepared to climb stairs or you can use the original 1920 Otis elevator to get to the second floor.

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London
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206 reviews 206 reviews
43 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A Surprisingly opulent house, still in the process of being restored. The Guide who had only started November was very enthusiastic and informative. This house has great potential as further rooms are being renovated. The architecture of the house is extremely interesting which helps understand the design and the family who lived in it. The downstairs has been superbly renovated.... More

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Evans, Ga
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is a very nice tour. You learn history of the house and city and about the different transformation done to the home over the years. The prices are reasonable and student rates are good. Must see if in the Macon area

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The Hay House is a worthwhile attraction and suggest you see it. Only problem is charged for the additional $4 just to walk up a set of stairs to the top of the house. I think its a rip off and the stair case should be included in the basic tour.

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Stopped here not expecting much. Got a big surprise. Beautiful house built in mid 1800s. Lots of history and connection to Civil War. Tour guide was excellent. Got to all the way up and out on the walk around the cupola. Worth your time if in Macon.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stopped by for a tour but were turned away. There were two men talking at the desk, no cars in the parking lot. We were told they only give tours on the hour, and since it was 10 after the hour we would have to wait 50 minutes for the next tour. That would be okay if a tour... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I was disappointed that I could not see the upper -most level, it is still being restored, but other than that I was impressed. It was decorated for Christmas from the 1850-1960's, so we say lots of nostalgic decor. The house is huge and lovely. we will go again in 5 yrs to see the finished product. No cameras please!

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Woodstock, Va
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We were invited to a rehearsal dinner here and it was beautiful. It was a private residence built around the mid 1800's. The main level is huge and afforded lots of room for the dinner. We were also allowed to go upstairs and see the bedroom areas. Quite a home for the 1800's!

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Your able to walk into ALL the wonderful rooms which have actual furniture & memorabilia from the 17 & 1800's

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The building did not have any Air conditioning but the Structure is a time capsule! The stairs are photo worthy inside and out. If you know any Real estate or Architecture buffs this will be their playground. The landscaping is interesting as well. A very unique note is that the street that it is on was adapted by television star... More

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