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Hills & Dales Estate

1916 Hills and Dales Dr, LaGrange, GA 30240-2958
+1 706-882-3242
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Looking forward to a return vist

Very attentive friendly staff, informative extensive home tour, and beautiful gardens. We were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bill G
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Atlanta, Georgia
Nice estate

This is a very nice house built around 1920. The staff is exceptionally friendly and very helpful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bubba42101
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Hills & Dales Estate is the historic home and garden of textile magnate Fuller E. Callaway. Located in LaGrange, Georgia. The centerpiece of the estate is a beautiful Georgian-Italian style home built in 1916. Designed by the noted architectural firm of Hentz & Reid it is one of the finest homes built toward the end of the country house era. The home was occupied by two generations of the Callaway family and contains all of the families' original furnishings. Formal gardens surrounding the home and were created by the original owner of the property, Sarah Coleman Ferrell prior to the Civil War. Within the gardens visitors will see many of Sarah's religiously inspired planting including a large planting of the word "God" and her personal motto "God is Love." The extensive formal boxwood garden also feature an herb garden, greenhouse, fountains and garden sculpture. The 35-acre estate, complemented by a Visitor Center containing family artifacts and displays, opened to the public in 2004. In May of 2010 twenty additional rooms on the second and third floor of the home opened for tours.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1916 Hills and Dales Dr, LaGrange, GA 30240-2958
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+1 706-882-3242
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"open to the public"
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Reviewed yesterday

Very attentive friendly staff, informative extensive home tour, and beautiful gardens. We were there during the heat of a Georgia July day, but the place enchanted us. Upon return to the visitor center we purchased an annual pass. We look forward to visiting in the...More

Thank Bill G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice house built around 1920. The staff is exceptionally friendly and very helpful. The tour takes well over an hour and is very informative. Recommend.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had a super visit to Hills and Dales Estate. We.thought we would be going to some remote location, but we were surprised that it was right in town. Mrs. Joanna, who was our tour guide, was able to really give a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Toured the estate after visiting the Azalea Storytelling Festival in LaGrange the first week in March - a little too early for the flowers, but the festival was well worth the trip and the home and gardens were amazing!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on the way to Columbus ga. Nice place to visit if in the area. Not as much color as I thought. More plants then flowers.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We went here because of TripAdvisor reviews. It is a fabulous house to visit. No roped off areas and everything was left as is when the last owner departed. There are 3 floors and quite a few steps but worth the walk. You have a...More

1  Thank whimisical
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

The amazing gardens on this estate were designed in the 19840s by a wealthy slave owner named Sarah Ferrell. Unfortunately, in describing the history of the property, the current owners prefer to white-washed the fact that its huge gardens were planted and maintained by enslaved...More

2  Thank Rusty1960
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

My husband and I visited the gardens of Hills & Dales Estate on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13. He had done all the research and I don't think he even knew how wonderful it would be. Truly the website doesn't do it justice. The gardens...More

2  Thank Carolina B
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

After noting Hills and Dales Estate on a list of public gardens in the area, we opted to check it out on a sunny Saturday. This place seems to do less advertising than other similar venues, as we had never heard of it before. Once...More

1  Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

A stunning Georgian-Italian mansion, filled with history & elegance. The gardens & grounds are enough to make most Master Gardeners green with envy! The docent, of our tour (Clairinelle) was charming, knowledgeable, and truly enjoyed sharing the Callaway family history with her visitors. If you...More

1  Thank Kelly M
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Shannon S
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Response from Carley M | Reviewed this property |
The visitor center is beautiful and has la lovely patio/balcony area and room for rental.
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Sterlyn B
24 July 2017|
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Response from Norma W | Reviewed this property |
Your question did NOT go to Hills & Dales. Their hours March-June are Mon-Sat,10-6, Sun 1-6; Jul-Feb, Tues-Sat 10-5. Closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas. Info is on their... More
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Natalye M
16 July 2017|
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Response from Kathy S | Reviewed this property |
Our tour took about an hour 15 minutes or so. Part of this tour is self guided, the garden portion. So you can adjust depending on your schedule. It was 15 dollars for admission.
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