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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
Northern Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
51 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
31 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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