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Hills & Dales Estate

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Excellent surprise

We went in late Fall so the Gardens weren’t in bloom, but the house tour was excellent and walking... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Canton, Georgia
Great as advertised

The house is very impressive, beautifully maintained and authentic. But even better is Joanna... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1916 Hills and Dales Dr, LaGrange, GA 30240-2958
+1 706-882-3242
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 April 2014

A group of us toured the house and gardens. Our house tour guide, Sondra, was very knowledgeable about the history of the house and the families that had resided there. At the end of the Civil War, it is said that the estate was spared...More

4  Thank TxGaCo
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 November 2012

There is a separate welcome center with displays about the family, a short film and gift shop. A tram takes one to the home for a guided tour of this very comfortable, livable house. The gardens and grounds are very walkable. The tram is called...More

1  Thank Valshouse
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went in late Fall so the Gardens weren’t in bloom, but the house tour was excellent and walking through the grounds was interesting. Rose did a great job and everyone couldn’t have been nicer. It’s a little off the beaten path (downtown LaGrange is...More

Thank BillUsma74
Reviewed 25 September 2018

The house is very impressive, beautifully maintained and authentic. But even better is Joanna, our tour guide. Her insight into the history and the occupants of the place made it come alive. Well worth the money if you have any interest in history and the...More

1  Thank James M
Reviewed 14 September 2018

We, 2 couples, really enjoyed the whole experience of our tour of the estate. The place is so very interesting as is the family responsible for it. We toured the house, led by our excellent docent Beth. After the grand tour through a grand house,...More

Thank clissner
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We received a tour by a very knowledgeable docent who had first hand experience with preparing the estate for tourists since before its opening. She presented authentic information and background stories. The home architecture, outside and in, is very interesting to the details of the...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We had a great time on the tour. It is nice to get to go in every room. The grounds are beautiful in the summer.

Thank Tina H
Reviewed 17 July 2018

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
Reviewed 11 July 2018

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.

1  Thank bubba42101
Reviewed 6 July 2018 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

Thank OtisMooreAlbany
Reviewed 3 July 2018

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!

Thank flashgordon2017
Reviewed 20 June 2018 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.

Thank homewood_traveler41
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Shannon S
8 May 2018|
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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.
Sterlyn B
24 July 2017|
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
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.
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
18 November 2015|
Response from Jaime E | Reviewed this property |
I agree. We came 2 hours with a 3 month old baby and we couldn't go in. What is a 3 month old baby going to do??