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Hills & Dales Estate

1916 Hills and Dales Dr, PO Box 790, LaGrange, GA 30240-2958
+1 706-882-3242
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Beautiful home

My husband and I visited this home on a beautiful spring afternoon. Our tour guide, Sue Ellen, was... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Lindo07
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Atlanta, GA
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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... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
Norma W
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Hoschton, Georgia
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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, PO Box 790, LaGrange, GA 30240-2958
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+1 706-882-3242

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Reviewed 1 April 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

Thank Lindo07
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Reviewed 25 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 25 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

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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 22 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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Reviewed 12 March 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

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...More

Thank Taylor B
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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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Reviewed 14 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

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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.

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Sterlyn B
25 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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William L
2 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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