Presidential Pathways / LaGrange

Hills & Dales Estate

1916 Hills & Dales Dr.
LaGrange, GA 30240

  • South elevation of the Fuller E. Callaway Home at Hills & Dales Estate.

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  • Hills and Dale's Estate

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  • The Palm Room

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  • The visitor center decorated at Christmas

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  • First Terrace with Fountain

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  • Herb garden and greenhouse

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  • View of the house from the sunken garden

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  • South elevation and East Portico

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  • The first terrace of Historic Ferrell Gardens at Hills & Dales Estate

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  • Aerial view of the estate

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  • The living room Christmas tree decorated with traditional ornaments and real tinsel.

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This historic estate was the home of textile magnate Fuller E. Callaway, Sr. and his family. The property features the historic Ferrell Gardens, which are one of the best preserved 19th century gardens in America. The gardens were created by Sarah Ferrell between 1841 and 1903 and include extensive boxwood plantings, fountains, a herb garden and a greenhouse.

The centerpiece of the 35-acre estate is a beautiful Italian villa designed by the noted architects Neel Reid and Hal Hentz, which was completed in 1916. A major restoration of the house was completed in April  2010, and all three floors of the home are open for guided tours.

The visitor center features museum exhibits, a 14-minute orientation film and a gift shop. A children's guide featuring Earle the Squirrel is available and includes Earle's Great Hunt, for which children can earn a prize for completing.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    House & Garden ticket $15.00


    Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Parking on Site, Party Facilities, Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Near Interstate Highway


    Payment Options

    American Express, Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Decorative Silver Lecture & Exhibit with Joseph P. Brady

    Decorative Silver Lecture & Exhibit with Joseph P. Brady

    09/22/2016 - 09/22/2016

    Renowned silver specialist Joseph P. Brady will present an engaging program about the history of decorative silver. The illustrated presentation will include tips to help you evaluate your own family heirlooms or become a more informed buyer. The presentation will be accompanied by an exhibition of decorative silver objects from the community. 

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  • Stories in the Garden

    Stories in the Garden

    10/16/2016 - 10/16/2016

    In partnership with the Azalea Story Telling Festival, two story tellers will present stories in the pecan grove. This year, we will be featuring LaGrange's own Fred Newman. Fred is the sound effects expert for Garrison Keeler's "Praire Home Companion" on National Public Radio. After the storytelling, we will have a commemorative tree planting to honor the 100th anniversary of the Callaway family home. 

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