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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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Navarre, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This large and beautiful estate is a delight to the eyes. Even though it is under restoration, the exquisite detail in architecture, carved bannisters, extraordinarily beautiful stained glass, and voluminous ceilings recall the elegance of a bygone era.

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Oldsmar , FL, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

If your schedule allows take a step back in time and tour this beautiful house full of history and excellent craftsmanship!

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Macon, Georgia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Visited hay house last summer and was quite surprised at how wonderful this historical site is. The dining room and ballroom are so beautiful...and don't forget...it is rumored to be haunted!

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Dacula, Georgia, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I can't say whether the Hay House is worth visiting or not. We arrived about 1:20 on Sunday afternoon. They open at 1pm. We rang the doorbell twice over a period of about 15 minutes. We gave up and left.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Such an interesting house! Being British I'm used to visiting stately homes, but this house in Macon is up there with the best! The thought and design that went into making it such a comfortable home is phenomenal. It has real elegance and a load of design ideas that would work well in a new home today - fascinating! Our... More

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Burke, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Very impressive house and excellent tour. You get to walk through all the rooms, not just stay behind ropes and the guide does an excellent job explaining the numerous historical and archictectural details of the house.

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