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Hills & Dales Estate

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Address: 1916 Hills and Dales Dr, PO Box 790, LaGrange, GA 30240-2958
Phone Number: +1 706-882-3242
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Hills & Dales Estate is the historic home and garden of textile magnate...

Hills & Dales Estate is the historic home and garden of textile magnate Fuller E. Callaway. Located in LaGrange, Georgia. The centerpiece of the estate is a beautiful Georgian-Italian style home built in 1916. Designed by the noted architectural firm of Hentz & Reid it is one of the finest homes built toward the end of the country house era. The home was occupied by two generations of the Callaway family and contains all of the families' original furnishings. Formal gardens surrounding the home and were created by the original owner of the property, Sarah Coleman Ferrell prior to the Civil War. Within the gardens visitors will see many of Sarah's religiously inspired planting including a large planting of the word "God" and her personal motto "God is Love." The extensive formal boxwood garden also feature an herb garden, greenhouse, fountains and garden sculpture. The 35-acre estate, complemented by a Visitor Center containing family artifacts and displays, opened to the public in 2004. In May of 2010 twenty additional rooms on the second and third floor of the home opened for tours.

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Beautiful home, rich in history.

Very interesting tour of this beautiful home and garden. Our tour guide was both charming and knowledgeable about the home and its inhabitants, I wish I could remember her name to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
CJeck
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Dixon, Illinois
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Dixon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting tour of this beautiful home and garden. Our tour guide was both charming and knowledgeable about the home and its inhabitants, I wish I could remember her name to give proper recognition. Her love of this home and affection for the Calloway family were very evident and she was a most gracious host to even us "Yankees" 😉

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Lagrange
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens here, including a greenhouse with orchids and other exotics. The mansion is also a good tour.

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour through Hills & Dales Estate, The Calloways are to be commended for their contribution to perserving history. The gardens are wonderful and so peaceful. The house is absolutely beautiful and we learned a lot of area history while on the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found a pamphlet at a hotel and decided to visit. Beautiful home with a knowledgeable docent. Really nice gardens with a Great History. Check for dates if you plan to visit on a Sunday as it is not open all year on Sunday afternoons.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw an ad in Southern Living that mentioned Hills and Dales Estate. So we went on their website and set a date ... Frankly we weren't very sure what to expect... What we found in charming LaGrange was shear beauty. The grounds, the gardens, the home, the welcome center, the tour, a pure, fascinating, enjoyable experience. We were fortunate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Our group visited this location today. Great visit. First, I am sure that some people may visit this location seasonally but if you are only going once, May is probably the best time but any time would actually be great, just be prepared for the heat. We visited today and it was just absolutely hot. That being said...what a wonderful... More 

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Lake Arthur, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

This lovely home is not just a big house - it a jewel! On our way from Warm Springs to Atlanta and took a short detour. What a well thought out and planned home. Not just a big house or a bunch of marble. A true home that you can hear the grandchildren running around giggling. Most bedrooms have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Toured home and grounds. Spent a lot more time than we expected as touring the gardening areas was great

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Beautiful, comfortable, elegant...very knowledgeable docents. Gorgeous gardens perfectly maintained. True Southern Charm at its finest!

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Eatonton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

My friends and I toured the Hills & Dales Estate and gardens recently. What an absolutely beautiful place! The docent was very knowledgeable - down to the last detail. Each day fresh flowers are brought into the rooms, and this gives a very welcoming and warm feeling. I couldn't believe they were able to place a full-size billiard table in... More 

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