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Hills & Dales Estate

1916 Hills and Dales Dr, LaGrange, GA 30240-2958
+1 706-882-3242
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Wonderful gardens and home

After noting Hills and Dales Estate on a list of public gardens in the area, we opted to check it... read more

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Jim W
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Atlanta, Georgia
Very Impressive..... gentile Southern history.

A stunning Georgian-Italian mansion, filled with history & elegance. The gardens & grounds are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelly M
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Lapeer, Michigan
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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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1916 Hills and Dales Dr, LaGrange, GA 30240-2958
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Reviewed today

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here after searching on line for a garden to go visit. I had no idea this jewel was in our state! It was an incredible house and the gardens are beautiful! Joyce was our tour guide and she was not only informative but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Hills and Dales a week ago and are very glad we did. Our Docent, Beth, provided an informative and thorough tour but it was her enthusiasm and love for the property and the family that brought Hills and Dales to life. She gave...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We loved this place!!! We toured the massive gardens and enjoyed the beautiful flowers. Our docent, Beth, was very thorough in her tour of the house. It's full of history of the Callaway Family. Beautiful restorations and original pieces throughout.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Took the grandson to the Christmas event. Outstanding! If you love history and nature this is the place. The Callaways were true visionaries and humanitarians as well as lovers of the land.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Our group thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Hills & Dales Estate. It is beyond fabulous! Beautiful gardens and mansion! I would have given the overall experience a five, but the older man that was our tour guide was more like a security guard than a...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is one very well maintained estate and with excellent guides to develop the history of the building and of the city and its heritage. An usual experience near Atlanta, but far enough away to be removed from the clatter of the cityl

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

A great estate. Fantastic state of up keeping and cheerful people helping you to find your way around. Guided tour excellent, free time in the gardens was a welcoming break in nature. The gardens always have something blooming or colorful.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

To understand the history of Lagrange and its historic past, Hills and Dales is a must see. The docents all are well informed, interesting, and fun as they explain the uniqueness of the Callaway family; their past and present impact on the community. The design...More

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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
15 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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William L
1 March 2017|
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Response from HillsDales | Property representative |
Hi William, We are thrilled you are interested in visiting the estate. We work hard to make the estate accessible to those who need assistance. We offer wheelchairs at no cost, and tram rides to and from the home. The guided... More
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