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, Parking on Site, Party Facilities
Near Interstate Highway
American Express, Mastercard, Visa
Suitable for Ages
Eat, Learn and Grow: Magnificent Mushrooms Workshop
02/28/2015 - 02/28/2015
Cornelia Cho and Sam Landes of the Mushroom Club of Georgia will share the fascinating world of edible fungi and also provide an opportunity to taste some of the different varieties. Shitake, Lion's Mane, Oyster, Enoki, Porcini, Chanterelles and Morels! Mushroom diversity is amazing.
Each participant will create an oyster mushroom growing basket to take home, nurture and harvest. All supplies will be provided. The cost is $35 per person. Registration required. Call 706-882-3242 to regi...read more
Reptiles on the Road at Hills & Dales Estate
03/14/2015 - 03/14/2015
What native reptiles can you find in your backyard? Join Lauren Johnson from Oxbow Meadows in Columbus as she brings us a live reptile presentation during which participants will learn all about native snakes, turtles, tortoises, alligators, amphibians, and more! Lauren will identify habitats in our garden that signal the presence of local reptiles. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child. Registration required. Register at 706-882-3242.read more