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Hills & Dales Estate

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Address: 1916 Hills and Dales Dr, PO Box 790, LaGrange, GA 30240-2958
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+1 706-882-3242
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 13:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Hills & Dales Estate is the historic home and garden of textile magnate...

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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Lovely tour - lovely tour guide!

Wonderful tour guide with lots of info! Most parts of the Villa are not roped off but you aren't to touch anything inside. The gardens are wonderful but many flowers were affected... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Norma W
Hoschton, Georgia

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Hoschton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful tour guide with lots of info! Most parts of the Villa are not roped off but you aren't to touch anything inside. The gardens are wonderful but many flowers were affected buy a cold front that came thru before our visit. Still lots of flowers blooming in the greenhouse and some outdoors.

Thank Norma W
Griffin, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Especially if you are visiting Callaway Gardens, visit the Callaway house. Its not a museum, it's a private home and the atmosphere is so warm. The entire house is open, you see every room on every floor. Its absolutely beautiful. The architecture, the furniture, the decor is to die for. I especially loved the kitchen. It is not wheelchair friendly... More 

Thank Davis R C
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My docent, Claire, was fabulous! She not only knew all the Ferrell and Callaway stories and details of items int he house, but also threw in many tidbits to make the tour relevant to me, in particular, by finding out my interests before the tour began. She even made restaurant suggestions that proved, afterwards, to be spot-on! The house tour... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting story about the Callaways. We watched movie to learn and hope to go back soon with our RV club.

Thank Marla W
Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picked up a local attraction magazine and discovered a special place to visit in LaGrange, Georgia. Hills and Dales Estate is a beautiful old home built in the early 1900's. Has always been used as a multi-generational family home that has been maintained as it was when the family lived there. The house tour goes room to room with many... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just when you think you have visited all of the grandest houses in the country, from Monticello to Drayton Hall to Arlington House to Nottoway to Stanton Hall to Oak Alley to Whitehall to Biltmore, another one comes along that knocks your socks off. Welcome to Hills & Dales Estate in LaGrange, Georgia, southwest of Atlanta. Built in 1916 for... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Not much to say about physical facility but the staff was very helpful and patient. Fetched us coffee from their own work lounge.

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LaGrange, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Close to home The home was the residents of Fuller Callaway the founder of Callaway Mills the gardens are gorgeous and the home just wow if your in Lagrange and have the time stop in and check it out you want be disappointed

Thank Eric S
West Plains, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Absolutely stunning! The home, the grounds, even the parking lot was gorgeous! This was a calm and enjoyable spot, well worth the stop to see.

Thank KCoursey
Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

An amazing place to visit! Our tour guide was the nicest person and gave a wonderful tour. Always willing to stop when we had questions or wanted to chat about a certain area or furnishing. You can use your camera in the gardens, no photography inside the mansion. When the garden is in full swing you will have amazing photo... More 

Thank Kathy S

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