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Hay House

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Revitalized interiors and excellent stories

The tours at the Hay House are worth every penny. The stories behind the beautiful rooms and the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Macon, Georgia
Surprisingly interesting view into 19th Century life

What is now known as the Hay House was built for one of wealthiest families in Georgia, so they... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Macon, Georgia
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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 5 days ago

The tours at the Hay House are worth every penny. The stories behind the beautiful rooms and the works of art and faux paintings would fascinate anyone interested in history, art and architecture.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What is now known as the Hay House was built for one of wealthiest families in Georgia, so they spared no expense in design and execution. The tour starts in the in the basement, which then housed the food storage areas, kitchen, staff dining room,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The backstory on this house is so good. And the ideas that went into the design were amazing to say the least. One of a kind features throughout the house. Much of it fully and well restored. All of it accessible by tour. Really knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lucaspapa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tours on the hour and hope you get Logan - he was the perfect docent. He added so much details and personality to our tour. The history was so interesting and the wealth of money into the house is staggering!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SKfamilytravelers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this wonderful ante-bellum home (1855-1859) in Macon in mid-January. It was owned by three families which added character to the mansion at each step. It is in the Italian Renaissance Revival Style. You must take a docent-led tour for this house, and you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for weddings. Needs a little more parking. Grand entrance and plenty of room inside for a large gathering. Beautiful vintage furnishings inside.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank S9340ETtony
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Had a very informative tour of the house. Great tour guide. Worth stopping there. They didn’t rush you though. Very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank G1582FYjeanh
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Hay House. Our guide, Logan, was excellent and appeared to know and understand the history of the home and residents inside and out The massive arched doors and symmetry throughout the house was so impressive! Well worth our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tmcartier
Reviewed January 11, 2019

My friend took me for my birthday what a gift it was ! We did the upper and lower which I Highly recommend ! The upper part looks out over the city it’s amazing! Dress comfortable there are a few stairs ok quite a bit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank colorhappy65
Reviewed January 9, 2019

We visited during the Christmas holidays with our 8 year old granddaughter. As luck would have it, we were the only group, so we received a private tour! The docent was great! Very knowledgeable, answered all our questions and was agreeable to special requests. Would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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.