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Hills & Dales Estate

1916 Hills and Dales Dr, PO Box 790, LaGrange, GA 30240-2958
+1 706-882-3242
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Does it get any better than this?

Just when you think you have visited all of the grandest houses in the country, from Monticello to... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Helpful and Pleasant Staff

Not much to say about physical facility but the staff was very helpful and patient. Fetched us... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
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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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1916 Hills and Dales Dr, PO Box 790, LaGrange, GA 30240-2958
+1 706-882-3242

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Just when you think you have visited all of the grandest houses in the country, from Monticello to Drayton Hall to Arlington House to Nottoway to Stanton Hall to Oak Alley to Whitehall to Biltmore, another one comes along that knocks your socks off. Welcome...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Not much to say about physical facility but the staff was very helpful and patient. Fetched us coffee from their own work lounge.

Thank hotdogwine
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Close to home The home was the residents of Fuller Callaway the founder of Callaway Mills the gardens are gorgeous and the home just wow if your in Lagrange and have the time stop in and check it out you want be disappointed

Thank Eric Homebrew S
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Absolutely stunning! The home, the grounds, even the parking lot was gorgeous! This was a calm and enjoyable spot, well worth the stop to see.

Thank KCoursey
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 27 December 2016

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

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 20 December 2016 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....More

Thank MinaHKerr
Reviewed 24 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.

Thank Secondtimothy
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank tleeEvans
Reviewed 18 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.

Thank 1331cbi
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Sterlyn B
24 July 2017|
Response from Norma W | Reviewed this property |
Your question did NOT go to Hills & Dales. Their hours March-June are Mon-Sat,10-6, Sun 1-6; Jul-Feb, Tues-Sat 10-5. Closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas. Info is on their... More
Natalye M
15 July 2017|
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Response from Kathy S | Reviewed this property |
Our tour took about an hour 15 minutes or so. Part of this tour is self guided, the garden portion. So you can adjust depending on your schedule. It was 15 dollars for admission.
William L
1 March 2017|
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Response from HillsDales | Property representative |
Hi William, We are thrilled you are interested in visiting the estate. We work hard to make the estate accessible to those who need assistance. We offer wheelchairs at no cost, and tram rides to and from the home. The guided... More