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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
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An Italian Renaissance villa open for public touring.

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Do not miss this!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
darandriley
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

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Venice, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This museum house is quite the example of an Antebellum style home with all the most beautiful furnishings and art. I recommend this museum!

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atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This grand home was so interesting to tour! It actually had different types of architecture, which was very thoroughly explained by the tour guide; was very impressed with his knowledge! The home had the coolest, humongous pocket doors, and even a large faux door which was very neat. Just some interesting things built into the home that you wouldn't even... More 

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hayhouse, Manager at Hay House, responded to this review

We at Hay House are so glad that you enjoyed your tour! Thank you for your kind words and a very thoughtful review. In addition, we appreciate your suggestion regarding outdoor seating. We do have seating inside the house when you enter through the gift shop at the rear entrance. For security reasons we keep our gift shop door locked... More 

Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the tour thru this house from a past era that spanned from 1870 to 1960's. a lot of great design features built into this house, a lot of thought went into the construction

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is America's history at its best. This house is truly a a historic treasure. Do not miss it on a visit to Macon. It is not a visit for young family but is wonderful for couples of any age.

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Cypress, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great tour of a great house of the Italanian renaissance. Hopefully you can get Sarah Hall as your docent. She is very good. If you are into touring antebellum houses, this is a must, since it is so different. So richly adorned. So big. This was a house of several very wealthy people and they put a lot of money... More 

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Thank Mr_Cypress_Bill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We bicycled up the steep hill and saw the beautiful fountain and small garden area. The tour allows you to witness beautiful artwork, exceptional architecture, and period furnishings. The tour was guided by the most enchanting and knowledgeable host - we truly felt as though we were guests. Not to be missed - spring for the additional nominal fee to... More 

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