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Hay House

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Amazing architecture and glamour

This is a southern palace. Its not your ordinary pre civil war house. The history is unique about... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
Barbara W
Palm Harbor, Florida
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Historical house

Well worth a visit. Very informed guide. Interesting history of the house. Unique features on... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Larry S
Colchester, United States
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Hay House is a historic house museum and National Historic Landmark that is owned and operated by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. Guided tours of this antebellum mansion are offered daily.
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934 Georgia Ave, Macon, GA 31201-6708
+1 478-742-8155
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a southern palace. Its not your ordinary pre civil war house. The history is unique about the owners. The architecture will absolutely blow you away. Stained glass everywhere. Spectular doors and ceilings like you've never seen. Don't miss this gem of the south....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Well worth a visit. Very informed guide. Interesting history of the house. Unique features on how residents tried to survive the southern heat.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Attended a wedding here. Place was just beautiful! Knowing the craftsmanship required to hand cut the woodwork, painted ceilings, plaster work, chandeliers, etc., is breathtaking! Also had artwork on walls and pedestals. Grateful they had a generator pushing in a/c or would've been dreadfully hot....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

A very impressive residence, and certainly worth a visit to see how "the other half" lived back in the day. It's obvious that a huge amount of thought went into the design and decoration of the house, and the knowledgeable guides who show you around...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pennies-from-Devon
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide, Jeremy, brought the life and history of this building to life. He is very knowledgeable and an asset to the Georgia State Trust. The upstairs part of the building is undergoing a lot of renovation so we only got to visit three...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful visit. It's our 2nd time in 5 years. The renovations are ongoing and are beautifully done. Our guide, William, was so informative and answered any questions we had. We were 2 people and joined by 2 who specifically came to see the home from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

What a grand mansion. A real one. Beautiful rooms, amazing history! We were not able to purchase tickets to go up in the cupola where we could see the city at this time, maybe next time. The top floor was under reconstruction, a very delicate...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jennifer O
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Stunning craftsmanship and creativity greet you as you approach the front door. The wood carvings, elaborate banisters and beautiful doors truly set this home apart from other classical homes. Some may or may not like the Foe Painting that adorns the walls of the Hay...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kathy F
Reviewed August 11, 2018

My husband and I are seeing first hand some of the old south. The Hay House is a treasure trove of history and endurance in a time when people move away from large antebellum homes. We realized the property was undergoing some renovation and upkeep...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ane R
Reviewed August 2, 2018

The morning we were planning to go to the Hay House I checked their website for the hours of operation to be sure it was open on Tuesday. We were returning home to Jacksonville, Florida after a trip to Europe and decided it would be...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Celia H
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Sylvia P
August 30, 2018|
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Response from hayhouse | Property representative |
Hello, Motorized wheelchairs are allowed at Hay House and can enter the through the main Gift Shop Entrance at the rear of the building. The Ground floor and exhibit spaces are also accessible to browse.The house has many... More
November 5, 2016|
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Response from hayhouse | Property representative |
Our regular guided tour covers the first three floors of the house. The tour itself generally takes about 45 minutes to one hour. We also offer our Top of the House tour on a daily basis. This tour is optional and costs an... More
June 12, 2016|
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Response from RRF-51 | Reviewed this property |
Michael is correct. The tours are hourly. There is a $4 extra charge to see the upper levels or $20 at certain times for the "behind the scenes" tour. All very worth it.