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Hay House

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Address: 934 Georgia Ave, Macon, GA 31201
Phone Number: (478) 742-8155
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

An Italian Renaissance villa open for public touring.

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Fasinating details.

Went her on a winter afternoon for a to-do outing with teen girls. We were all fascinated by the interior layout, style, and the many, many detailed items inside. The price as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Macon, Georgia
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Macon, Georgia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went her on a winter afternoon for a to-do outing with teen girls. We were all fascinated by the interior layout, style, and the many, many detailed items inside. The price as very reasonable and we were surprised by a lot of what we saw. It was Christmas season and the rooms were decorated with different era holiday details. The... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an afternoon on a tour of what's called the palace of the South. Built in the 1850's, it covers the three families which have lived in the house over the years. Very good tour guide with lots of information.

Thank cnalsc
Rapid City, South Dakota
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59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the tour of this historic house. The tour guide was an "Iowa boy", no less, but he sure knew a lot about the building. We were surprised by the sophistication of the heating and plumbing in such an old house. The foundation has done a very careful restoration of the house, and they have included a small patch... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like Italian Renaissance Revivalist architecture, don't miss touring this amazing 1850's "house!" We learned that, while most of the wealthy Maconites were cotton merchants, Johnston was an investor in railroads and banking, Our docent was experienced, knowledgeable, friendly and talkative as our group walked the expansive 4-level mansion. The "latest innovations" included in the design is an French... More 

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Boston, Georgia, United States
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We learned so much about architecture and the lifestyle of the era by visiting the Hay House. We recommend it.

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106 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Wow, beautiful beautiful step back into history. A must see if traveling to Macon, which in itself is a history lesson. This is just one of those homes that show cases the work done in building homes of that era.

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Livingston, New Jersey
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Visit to house was one of stop over while we were driven in Atlanta Area. We were amused with House Architecture and craftsmanship. Not many place in today's day can show it. it not compare to Some work in Rhode Island but it could be compare too.

Thank Alex_suomi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The inside of the house is even better than outside. To think that the cooling and heating systems as well as the running water were put in in the 1860's is hard to believe. Everything inside is gorgeous.

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Milledgeville, Georgia
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The Hay House was amazing. Everyone, including me, loved it! We were given free range at one point and you could travel to the upper levels of the house. However, not all of it was handicap accessible.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

we were on vacation and decided to go through the Hay House. We found the brochure on the house at the Hampton Inn where we stayed. We arrived early, about 9:30. The first tour is 10:00. At 10:00 they opened and we paid to go through. The tour did not start until 10:15 as they waited to see if anyone... More 

Thank Diane B

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