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Hills & Dales Estate

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Address: 1916 Hills and Dales Drive, PO Box 790, LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone Number:
+1 706-882-3242
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Southern Charm at it's very best!

An amazing place to visit! Our tour guide was the nicest person and gave a wonderful tour. Always willing to stop when we had questions or wanted to chat about a certain area or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Kathy S
Cumming, Georgia

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Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An amazing place to visit! Our tour guide was the nicest person and gave a wonderful tour. Always willing to stop when we had questions or wanted to chat about a certain area or furnishing. You can use your camera in the gardens, no photography inside the mansion. When the garden is in full swing you will have amazing photo... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful historic home that has been beautifully presented. The gardens are lovely. The docents are knowledgeable and make the visit pleasant.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love to tour old mansions. This has to be one of the top 3 I have visited. The tour includes the entire house and all the original furnishings. The docents are very knowledgeable and friendly. Even in December the gardens were still worth walking. Don't miss Hills and Dales!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and very personable. The tour of the mansion is a bargain compared to visiting Callaway Gardens. It takes a minimum 2hours. It is not wheelchair friendly because it is authentic. Much is unchanged since 1916.

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Evans, Ga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Had a great tour of the very lovely home. Had a very knowledge tour guide that knew his subject well. Very friendly staff at the ticket sales office ad well as the tour guide. Being this time of year, there were not a lot of flowers in bloom, but the boxwood gardens are still very nice. The walk from the... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Great tour and lovely home to visit. We enjoyed it all. The tour guide was really knowledgeable and wanted to answer questions.. Go see this home you will not regret it.

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Otterberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I went to Hills & dales estate on November 5th,2016. My sister in law and her grand daughter came with me. We were greeted by a lovely lady and she explained how the tour will be. We watched a short film about the estate to get the history of the people involved with this beautiful property. We took a short... More 

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LaGrange, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

It is a beautiful big house, the details are e planned by a local guide with lots of experience, people there really cares for the place and the history of the house and the Callaway Legacy. Special decorations during the Christ,as season. Special programs thoughout the year.

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Shallotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We did the House and Garden tour. The tour begins at the Visitor Center where there is a film and exhibit hall. Then we were transported to the Family Home of 3 generations of Callaways dating back to 1916.. The gardens date back to 1832. The craftsmanship of the house is exquisite and a sight to behold.

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Rossville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful home and lovely garden. Chris was very helpful around the greenhouse. It is Worth seeing both the house and gardens.

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