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Hay House

934 Georgia Ave, Macon, GA 31201
+1 478-742-8155
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Great visit

I visited Hay House with my daughter and we ended up getting a private tour. Fascinating tour ; we... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2017
Simone K
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Palace of the South. Beautiful

Beautiful restoration constNtly in progress. The mansion has so many great features but I have a... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2017
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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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934 Georgia Ave, Macon, GA 31201
+1 478-742-8155
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Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

I visited Hay House with my daughter and we ended up getting a private tour. Fascinating tour ; we learned a lot! I am really glad that we took this time to visit this mansion !

Thank Simone K
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Beautiful restoration constNtly in progress. The mansion has so many great features but I have a particular affinity to the advanced technical innovations so early for their time. Great stories.

Thank BeverlyN54
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

I was part of an extensive tour of Hay House with a large group several weeks ago and returned yesterday for the regular tour. During both visits, our guides were very knowledgeable about all types of fascinating details about the home and its contents. Loved...More

2  Thank Susan L
Reviewed May 16, 2017

We were quite impressed with the architecture of this Antebellum hotel in Macon. It is worth a drive by for sure!

Thank divindaze
Reviewed May 11, 2017

We very much enjoyed our great tour of the Hay House. Lovely rooms and a very informative guide. Only negative was the extra charge to see the mostly empty attic and the cupola. Though on a nice day the view would be good.

Thank cordyroy
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

Went in January for the first time after living in the area 10 years. We had a very knowledgeable guide. The architecture and art work is amazing. Very insiteful.

Thank Kelly I
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

This beautiful home was ahead of its time! The style is unusual but the tour guide, Heather was very knowledgeable as to why it came to have this style. The stained-glass windows, the elevator and the pre-hvac system were thoughtfully planned for beauty and function!...More

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

it was about $32 for two to visit a private family home in the process of restoration. (you get to walk around the cupola for $4 a head). there is a nominal garden but nothing to speak of. Our tour was perfunctory and being the...More

Thank Saint J
Reviewed May 7, 2017

After visiting some of the grandest antebellum plantation houses in the South, we traveled Georgia's Antebellum Trail from Athens to Macon and completed our trip by touring the grandest house of all. The Hay House, or Johnston-Felton-Hay House, is considered the most advanced antebellum building...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed May 1, 2017

We did not get to go inside but enjoyed looking around the grounds. It really is a beautiful house. Hay House, was built between 1855 and 1859 by William Butler Johnston and his wife Anne Tracy Johnston in the Italian Renaissance Revival style. The mansion...More

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Penny L
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
Susan C
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.
April 24, 2015|
Response from hayhouse | Property representative |
Photography of the interior is not permitted on our regular walk in guided tours. This has become our policy because those taking pictures may distract our docents or other guests from the tour. We want our guests to enjoy... More