Hills & Dales Estate
LaGrange, GA 30240
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
Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Parking on Site, Party Facilities, Self-guided Tours
Near Interstate Highway
American Express, Mastercard, Visa
Suitable for Ages
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.read more
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.read more