Things to Do: Visit Hay House in Macon

Hay House in Macon

Whether you’re looking for a taste of history, gourmet treats or something on the spooky side, there’s a special place in town where you can find it all this October! If you’ve never been to visit Hay House in Macon, now is the time.

About Hay House

Part of The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Hay House in Macon is one of the South’s most beautiful Italian Renaissance Revival homes. Step back in time as you tour the 18,000-square-foot mansion, featuring four levels and topped with a two-story dome.

The Johnston-Felton-Hay House, one of Georgia’s most notable buildings and historic homes, was named a National Historic Landmark in 1974. Construction began on the home with the most advanced technology of the time in 1855 and continued through 1859.

Upon construction, the now historic house had hot and cold running water, central heat, gas lighting, a speaker-tube system, an in-house kitchen, and an elaborate ventilation system. Today, the house continues to be restored and remains open to the public for tours and special events.

Upcoming Events

Speaking of special events, Hay House in Macon is hosting these unique events in October.

Book Tour Kickoff: Architecture of the Last Colony

RSVP to this free event kicking off the Georgia Trust’s book tour on Oct. 5th at Hay House, with editor Mark C. McDonald. He will share an in-depth overview of Architecture of the Last Colony: Georgia’s Historic Places, 1733-2000, while taking a closer look at some of the featured places.

Toast and Taste at Hay House

Cheers! Samples from some of the area’s finest wineries, breweries and distilleries, paired with some of Macon’s best culinary delights, will make Toast and Taste a night to savor. Get tickets for the October 19th event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and bid on gourmet dinners, fun getaways and more at the silent auction.

And, new this year, are two fun raffles, including a chance to win a $1,500 cash prize or a “Stock the Holiday Bar” prize pack.

Haunts and History on the Hill

Finally, find the spirit of October at Haunts and History on the Hill, presented by Hay House. Tickets are still available for both the Oct. 21st and Oct. 26th tours, but they are limited. You won’t want to miss this guided walking tour of Macon’s oldest places and the spirits that haunt them.


To visit Hay House in Macon, make your way to 934 Georgia Ave. To discover more about this local landmark, connect with Hay House on Facebook and Instagram.


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