Historic Heartland / Macon

Hay House, a property of The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation

934 Georgia Ave.
Macon, GA 31201

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Get the royal treatment at Hay House, known as the "Palace of the South." The magnificent Italian Renaissance Revival Hay House was featured on A&E's America's Castles program. Built from 1855-1859, this antebellum mansion covers 18,000 square feet, 24 rooms and seven levels, and is designated as a National Historic Landmark for its innovative architecture and technology. Open to the public for tours and also available for special event rentals.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Monday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $11

    Children under 6 Free

    Members of Hay House and The Georgia Trust Free

    Military (with ID) $10

    Students (ages 6-college with ID) $7

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Parking off Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited) , Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Reservations Required , Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    475, 75

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Halloween Hay Day

    Halloween Hay Day

    10/29/2017 - 10/29/2017

    Join us for a free day at Hay House. Activities include tours of three levels of the house and hands-on crafts with historical context. This event will be Halloween themed. Sponsored by Cox Communication, Georgia Power and Navicent Health.

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  • Legends and Lore Tour

    Legends and Lore Tour

    10/30/2017 - 10/30/2017

    As with most Behind the Scenes Tours of Hay House, this specialty tour will feature areas of Hay House that are not accessible on the regular tour such as the Wine Cellar, Attic, and Cupola. Guides will also explain the myths and realities of certain architectural features such as the Secret Room and the underground tunnels. The tour will also feature the original Springhouse, located under the nearby Harris-Hall-Bennett House, a site with stories of hauntings as well. The tour will also incl... read more