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“On the trail of ghosts in Macon County, Ga.”
Review of Heritage Hall

Heritage Hall
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
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Florence, nj
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“On the trail of ghosts in Macon County, Ga.”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

Of course, this is a graceful old house with an interesting history, and the docents do a wonderful job of explaining everything. It's well worth a visit if you're in Madison. One thing that sets this house apart from others is that it is reputed to have a ghost in the upper left room. There is a strange marking on the fireplace apron that they haven't been able to remove. It resurfaces whenever they've painted, and some believe it represents a woman with a baby in her arms. People have been known to refuse to enter the room because they've sensed something in there. It is quite a beautiful room, with an exquisite rose china chandelier. One could see why a ghost would want to stick around. As for encounters, yes, I believe there's some truth to the belief. There's a distinct chill in the room that is typical of a spectral presence. Good luck though. Not everybody can notice it.

Visited February 2014
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Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Madison Heritage Hall”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you are a History buff, you have to come to Madison, Ga! We are steeped in antebellum homes, historic cemeteries, tours of homes, etc. Heritage Hall is a wonderful place to start in your journey through our town!

Visited December 2012
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Bonaire, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“A must see for Madison”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Madison has so many historic homes, but precious few that are open to the public for viewing daily. Heritage Hall allows you to see how the Plantation class lived in their "Town Homes", traditionally built by husbands for their wives so they could come in from the farms and socialize and entertain in town. Madison's main draw is its historic architecture so I can't imagine anyone wanting to come to Madison and not wanting to see heritage Hall.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Blue-Eyes-Fam
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Greer, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“southern home”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Get old southern home, tour was fun. easy to walk to, town was clean and friendly. Cars will stop to let you cross steet

Visited August 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Wonderful time travel in lovely period home”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Our docent obviously loved the house and revelled in sharing its stories. Our favorite was the unusual habit of the young ladies of the house to scratch names into the windowpanes with their engagement diamonds to make sure they were real! She pointed them out all up and down the house!
It has the finest Victorian hair wreath I've ever seen.

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Jemille W
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