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Hay House

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“The Palace of the South”

We visited this wonderful ante-bellum home (1855-1859) in Macon in mid-January. It was owned by... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Beautiful for weddings

Great place for weddings. Needs a little more parking. Grand entrance and plenty of room inside for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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.
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934 Georgia Ave, Macon, GA 31201-6708
+1 478-742-8155
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this wonderful ante-bellum home (1855-1859) in Macon in mid-January. It was owned by three families which added character to the mansion at each step. It is in the Italian Renaissance Revival Style. You must take a docent-led tour for this house, and you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank IdaIllinois
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for weddings. Needs a little more parking. Grand entrance and plenty of room inside for a large gathering. Beautiful vintage furnishings inside.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank S9340ETtony
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very informative tour of the house. Great tour guide. Worth stopping there. They didn’t rush you though. Very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank G1582FYjeanh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Hay House. Our guide, Logan, was excellent and appeared to know and understand the history of the home and residents inside and out The massive arched doors and symmetry throughout the house was so impressive! Well worth our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tmcartier
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend took me for my birthday what a gift it was ! We did the upper and lower which I Highly recommend ! The upper part looks out over the city it’s amazing! Dress comfortable there are a few stairs ok quite a bit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank colorhappy65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited during the Christmas holidays with our 8 year old granddaughter. As luck would have it, we were the only group, so we received a private tour! The docent was great! Very knowledgeable, answered all our questions and was agreeable to special requests. Would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Excursion781402
Reviewed 16 December 2018

This is a huge house in Macon with several unique features including many high arched doorways, an original elevator, pocket doors including one set on a curve and lovely, expensive chandeliers. At present, it is decorated for the holidays. Built in the middle of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank journalmytrips
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

This is a southern palace. Its not your ordinary pre civil war house. The history is unique about the owners. The architecture will absolutely blow you away. Stained glass everywhere. Spectular doors and ceilings like you've never seen. Don't miss this gem of the south....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Well worth a visit. Very informed guide. Interesting history of the house. Unique features on how residents tried to survive the southern heat.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Larry S
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Attended a wedding here. Place was just beautiful! Knowing the craftsmanship required to hand cut the woodwork, painted ceilings, plaster work, chandeliers, etc., is breathtaking! Also had artwork on walls and pedestals. Grateful they had a generator pushing in a/c or would've been dreadfully hot....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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
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.