Hay House, a property of The Georgia Trust, offers an array of events and programs throughout the year.

Spring Stroll Tour of Homes and Gardens

Thursday-Sunday, April 25-28, 2024

Hosted by Hay House
934 Georgia Avenue
Macon, Georgia 30201

Enchanting homes and gardens await your discovery at Middle Georgia’s premier house and garden event! Now in its 29th year, Spring Stroll Tour of Homes and Gardens features some of Macon’s most spectacular private gardens and residences.

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of all things gardening in Macon!

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 6-8 p.m.
Kick off the weekend Thursday evening at the Spring Stroll Garden Party. Mix and mingle with fellow gardening enthusiasts and flower aficionados over delightful drinks and hor d’oeuvres at Hay House, Macon’s beloved “Palace of the South.”

Enjoy a delectable lunch and an engaging lecture with Macon-raised Southern cooking icon Vera Stewart. Lunch and Lecture tickets include a complimentary copy of Vera’s latest book, The VeryVera Cookbook: Occasions.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. AND SUNDAY, APRIL 28, Noon to 5 p.m.
Get ready. Get Set. Stroll! Explore the exquisite gardens and homes of Macon’s historic Ingleside neighborhood on April 27th and 28th. Ingleside began in 1917 when the community was a 15-minute streetcar ride from downtown Macon. Much of the neighborhood follows the picturesque landscape planning prevalent in early 20th-century residential development and popularized by Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. Large lots and winding streets lend an informal yet carefully planned feel to the community and provide a stunning backdrop for some of Macon’s most extraordinary homes and gardens.

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All purchased tour tickets will be placed on will call and made available for pickup at Hay House (934 Georgia Avenue, Macon, GA 31201) on Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, 11 to 4 p.m.

All proceeds benefit Hay House, a property of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

Spring Stroll Lunch and Lecture with Vera Stewart

Friday, April 26, Noon
Hay House
934 Georgia Avenue
Macon, Georgia 30201

Enjoy an exclusive lunch and lecture with Macon-raised Southern cooking icon Vera Stewart. Since 2012, Vera has hosted The VeryVera Show, a popular cooking and lifestyle show, now featured in 42 metropolitan markets. Each week, tens of thousands of fans tune in to watch her put a twist on classic Southern recipes and introduce new ways to entertain.

All Lunch and Lecture tickets include a copy of Vera Stewart’s latest book, The VeryVera Cookbook: Occasions.
In this delightful follow-up to her popular VeryVera Cookbook: Recipes from my Table, one of the South’s most beloved hostesses and cooking show personalities shares more than 140 recipes that will elevate all your gatherings for family and friends. From Green Jacket Salad, an ideal springtime accompaniment for golf ’s most prestigious tournament, to Fourth of July Pound Cake Trifle, Ghost Meringues for Halloween, and Black-Eyed Pea Salad to bring in the New Year, let Vera help take the guesswork out of your special events.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Second and Fourth Saturdays of the Month
10:15 a.m.

Hay House
934 Georgia Avenue
Macon, GA 31201

This specialty tour provides guests with a behind-the-scenes look at areas of Hay House that are not accessible on the regular tour. Guests will have the opportunity to see the wine cellar, secret room, balcony, and attic. The spectacular 360-degree view of Macon from the widow’s walk is a must-see! This tour lasts approximately 2 hours.

There are many stairs in the house. Though the building is wheelchair accessible and has a small elevator, there are still many stairs involved on this tour. The house’s elevator only goes to the 3rd level. Behind-the-Scenes tours cover all seven levels, so dress comfortably!

Event ticket: $35 per person
Reservations with advanced payment are required. Registration is limited to 15 people maximum.

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Legends and Lore at Hay House

Winter/Spring 2024 Dates
Friday, January 26 @ 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 16 @ 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 15 @ 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 22 @ 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 19 @ 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Tours start promptly at 6 p.m.

Hay House
934 Georgia Avenue
Macon, GA 31201

Experience Hay House after dark! Go behind the scenes at what Architectural Digest calls one of the “13 Most Beautiful Haunted Destinations Around the World.” Hear spine-tingling tales of unexplained noises, lights with a mind of their own, and real-life ghost sightings.

New this year!
Come a little early to enjoy a “spirit” (a complimentary glass of beer, wine or soda) and browse around the ground level of the house before the tour. Refreshments will be offered from 5:30-6:00 p.m. The tour will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. and typically lasts an hour and a half.

Tickets: $45 per person

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