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Hills & Dales Estate

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Address: 1916 Hills and Dales Drive, PO Box 790, LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone Number:
+1 706-882-3242
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Hills & Dales Estate is the historic home and garden of textile magnate...

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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Beautiful Historical Mansion and Gardens

My friends and I toured the Hills & Dales Estate and gardens recently. What an absolutely beautiful place! The docent was very knowledgeable - down to the last detail. Each day... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 May 2016
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Eatonton, Georgia

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Eatonton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

My friends and I toured the Hills & Dales Estate and gardens recently. What an absolutely beautiful place! The docent was very knowledgeable - down to the last detail. Each day fresh flowers are brought into the rooms, and this gives a very welcoming and warm feeling. I couldn't believe they were able to place a full-size billiard table in... More 

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Alliston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

What a beautiful place, we had Gerald as our walking tour guide, who was a fountain of information about the wonderful home. It is amazing that this home is as it was when the Callaway family lived there until the death of Mrs. Callaway in 1998. Put it on your bucket list when in south west Georgia, you will not... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Hills and Dales Estate is a fantastic house and garden tour. The House is true to the Italian Revivalist Style. It is beautifully decorated and furnished with original furniture. The woodworking and moulding are all ornate and exquisite. This is one of the few House tours we have taken that accurately reflects what the house would have looked like when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Tucked away in an out of the way corner of Georgia is the beautiful Hills and Dales estate. My local garden club made the trip from a few hundred miles away and it was so worth it! The house, built in 1916, was an amazing sight to see for the architectural and historical significance. The grounds surrounding the home are... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

The gardens were so lovely, as was the mansion. Great destination for a sunny stroll through pleasant, woodlands and gardens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Had a great time learning about the Callaway family and their impact on the region. Our tour guide was very passionate and knowledgable. The history of the gardens was enlightening, and the gardens themselves were beautiful.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely day touring the house and gardens. Alex was a wonderful guide. Well worth the admission price. We even bought the annual membership after our tour and cant wait to go during each blooming season. Take the trolley up the hill and enjoy the walk back down after. Great picnic areas also.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Loved this tour. The home belonged to the Calloway family. It has been occupied by three generations of Calloways. The house is exactly as they left it. It is an excellent view of southern life during the past century. The guide was excellent. He told us many things about the furnishings and answered all questions. The sales lady was excellent... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Nice area to drive around when your in LaGrange. Great houses and calm atmosphere. Don't go out of your way to get here because 10 minutes will do.

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Prattville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful home, beautiful story of a beautiful family! The staff was awesome and very informative. Strongly recommend!

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