Presidential Pathways / LaGrange

Hills & Dales Estate

1916 Hills & Dales Dr.
LaGrange, GA 30240

706-882-3242
  • South elevation of the Fuller E. Callaway Home at Hills & Dales Estate.

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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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  • 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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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

    Discounts

    Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

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

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    85

    Payment Options

    American Express, Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Heirloom Antiques Lecture & Exhibit with Spalding Nix

    Heirloom Antiques Lecture & Exhibit with Spalding Nix

    03/08/2016 - 03/08/2016

    Antiques expert Spalding Nix will present a program about antique furniture. During the presentation, Nix will provide tips on determining age, type of wood, style and provenance of the furniture pieces. This program will help you learn more about your own family heirlooms or become a more discerning buyer. The presentation will be accompanied by a small exhibition of antiques that Spalding will analyze and interpret. The lecture and exhibit will be accompanied by a reception. The event is fr... read more

  • Ninth Annual Picnic in the Garden

    Ninth Annual Picnic in the Garden

    05/07/2016 - 05/07/2016

    Free admission to the garden with a blanket and picnic basket. Enjoy old-fashioned games and pony rides, face painting, sno-cones and a balloon artist. We will offer tethered hot-air balloon rides overlooking the house and gardens. There will be live music and special prizes for the best picnic spreads.

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  • 100th Anniversary Flower Show

    100th Anniversary Flower Show

    06/04/2016 - 06/05/2016

    In celebration of our centennial, the Callaway family home will be festooned with flowers in every room arranged by floral artists representing our local garden clubs. On June 4-5, 2016,  the home and gardens will be open free for residents of Troup County.      

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  • 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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