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Hay House

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Very well worth visiting

A very impressive residence, and certainly worth a visit to see how "the other half" lived back in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Plymouth, Devon

Our tour guide, Jeremy, brought the life and history of this building to life. He is very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
934 Georgia Ave, Macon, GA 31201-6708
+1 478-742-8155
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Reviewed yesterday

A very impressive residence, and certainly worth a visit to see how "the other half" lived back in the day. It's obvious that a huge amount of thought went into the design and decoration of the house, and the knowledgeable guides who show you around...More

Thank Pennies-from-Devon
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide, Jeremy, brought the life and history of this building to life. He is very knowledgeable and an asset to the Georgia State Trust. The upstairs part of the building is undergoing a lot of renovation so we only got to visit three...More

Thank WingerJack
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful visit. It's our 2nd time in 5 years. The renovations are ongoing and are beautifully done. Our guide, William, was so informative and answered any questions we had. We were 2 people and joined by 2 who specifically came to see the home from...More

Thank Patti T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a grand mansion. A real one. Beautiful rooms, amazing history! We were not able to purchase tickets to go up in the cupola where we could see the city at this time, maybe next time. The top floor was under reconstruction, a very delicate...More

Thank Jennifer O
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Stunning craftsmanship and creativity greet you as you approach the front door. The wood carvings, elaborate banisters and beautiful doors truly set this home apart from other classical homes. Some may or may not like the Foe Painting that adorns the walls of the Hay...More

Thank Kathy F
Reviewed 11 August 2018

My husband and I are seeing first hand some of the old south. The Hay House is a treasure trove of history and endurance in a time when people move away from large antebellum homes. We realized the property was undergoing some renovation and upkeep...More

Thank Ane R
Reviewed 2 August 2018

The morning we were planning to go to the Hay House I checked their website for the hours of operation to be sure it was open on Tuesday. We were returning home to Jacksonville, Florida after a trip to Europe and decided it would be...More

Thank Celia H
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This sholld be on your must see list.A must see place. It is not just historic, but the house is also an interesting tour. A good sense of how peopled lived during this period in time is given in the walking tour.. Practice clubbing stairs...More

Thank Foote95
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The friendly and enthusiastic volunteers were well informed. The house holds lots of historic information and there are great design features.

Thank DMH99
Reviewed 25 July 2018

There is little I can add to other reviewers’ praise for this architectural gem. So I will praise the two young men I met, working there as guides. Though I was the only visitor to show up for the 11:00 a.m. tour on a weekday,...More

Thank Peter A
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Sylvia P
31 August 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
Penny L
6 November 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
12 June 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.