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Hay House

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Address: 934 Georgia Ave, Macon, GA 31201
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+1 478-742-8155
10:00 - 15:00
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An Italian Renaissance villa open for public touring.

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Beautiful southern mansion with much history.

If a visit to Macon, Ga. is on your list then a tour of the Hay House should be included especially if you have never seen a Southern mansion. Technically advanced in design for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Macon, Georgia
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Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If a visit to Macon, Ga. is on your list then a tour of the Hay House should be included especially if you have never seen a Southern mansion. Technically advanced in design for the time period that the Hay House was built, docents will explain how the design helped heat and cool the house and about additional modernities. The... More 

Thank Dancerg1
Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic historic building!! If you are ever in Macon GA this is a must see and gives you a true sense of the history of the South. The staff are wonderful and eagerly want to share the story and history of this beautiful building. Don't miss it if you are from the area or traveling by.

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hay House is quite grand. It is fascinating to see how people called this home. The tour guide I had was very informative and thorough. The technology of the house, from how they cooled the interior, to how the used pocket doors, to how they had interior plumbing and electicity before its time was fascinating. It was fortunate for... More 

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Summerfield, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic mansion. Nice to visit but nothing to brag about. I thought it was a bit pricey but it is a mansion and takes upkeep.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited many old home/museums - and this one had features I had never seen before. Some were aesthetic contrivances, others were modern innovations. All are lovely. And the scale is so impressive. The two families owning this house loved to entertain in style! Significant history made here. The upstairs which is not fully renovated contrasts with the skilled... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great old house to visit. The pocket doors alone are amazing. It is interesting to see the "modern" conveniences in this house. Spend the extra $4 to go all the way to the cupola. The view is magnificent and you can walk all around the top. Wish they had more info on the nanny.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

One of the most stunning historic homes I have visited - a must see if you are in the area. We stopped on our drive from Atlanta to Savannah. Pay the extra $4 for the upstairs tour, it's worth it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

If you like history and art and just amazing facts about this house, which is truly one of a kind in the country, please take the time to see it!

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

What a beautiful old home. I would put it and the furnishings/art, etc right up there with the Biltmore House in Asheville. In fact, one piece of art (I believe it was a painting) was originally owned by the Vanderbilt Family of Biltmore fame. I would recommend this tour wholeheartedly to anyone who appreciates beauty and history.

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Augusta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

18,000 square foot home in Macon, GA that was built in the Italianate Renaissance style in 1855. It was way ahead of its time with central heating and air, a whistle/speaker tube system and a hydraulic water system above the home that held 6,000 gallons of water. The ventilation system was extremely forward thinking above and below the house. It... More 

1 Thank Kay M

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