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Hay House

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Address: Macon, GA
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: An Italian Renaissance villa open for public touring.

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Interesting visit

We enjoyed our visit here. We elected to take the guided tour also and enjoyed wandering around this grand old home. Our guide was great answering questions and giving us the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
62 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here. We elected to take the guided tour also and enjoyed wandering around this grand old home. Our guide was great answering questions and giving us the history of the home, but also insight into life in the area over in bygone years.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We'd never heard about the Hay House, but were traveling through Macon and decided that we would select one thing to see. We saw the house in the AAA book, so we went. The restorations and recreations were fabulous. It was so interesting to see the styles of home that ultra rich people chose back then. Definitely a hidden gem.

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Superior
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99 reviews 99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We were on a long road trip from Colorado to Amelia Island, Fl last year and decided to stop in Macon and see what might be interesting there. We saw the reviews of Hay House on Tripadvisor and decided to stop. We were on a fairly large tour as a bus group arrived at about the same time. Our tour... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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