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Hills & Dales Estate

1916 Hills and Dales Dr, LaGrange, GA 30240-2958
+1 706-882-3242
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Exceptional guide and gardening staff

My husband and I visited in late April, when the temperature was very pleasant and the grounds were... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
kostreet
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Sylvania, Georgia
Impressive Home, Relaxing Gardens

The guides here are very friendly and do a lovely job of expressing the love the Callaways had for... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
JanSD2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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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 30 April 2017

My husband and I visited in late April, when the temperature was very pleasant and the grounds were really alive with lush greenery and the beginnings of vibrant colors. One of the eight full-time gardeners was kind enough to take several minutes to answer our...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2017

The guides here are very friendly and do a lovely job of expressing the love the Callaways had for each other and for the beautiful 30 room home they built and cared for. The family formed a foundation so that their wishes for the house...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Beautiful home and gardens with a great history, really quite impressive. We have been to other impressive homes such as Biltmore and this one on a much smaller scale (although 30 rooms is not quite small), is worth a visit. Preliminary 15 minute film is...More

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HillsDales, Manager at Hills & Dales Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thank you for your review. We hope you will visit again soon!

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Reviewed 8 April 2017

We visited in late March when there should have been a multitude of azaleas, but a frost a couple of weeks earlier had killed the flowers. We started with a tour of the house. The guide was extremely well versed on the history and particulars...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

It is difficult to really describe how spectacular this house and grounds are. Since it was lived in up until the 1990s, there is a fascinating mix of decor, and pretty much the whole house is open for the tour. The guides are extremely friendly...More

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HillsDales, Manager at Hills & Dales Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Thank you for your review, and please come again!

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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited this home on a beautiful spring afternoon. Our tour guide, Sue Ellen, was excellent. Very knowledgeable about the house and the family. The gardens and grounds were very nice as well. I wouldn't make a special trip to LaGrange to...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

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...More

Thank Norma W
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

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...More

Thank Davis R C
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

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

Thank Marla W
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Sterlyn B
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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
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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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