Special Events

Legends and Lore of Hay House

Legends and Lore of the Johnston-Felton-Hay House:  The First Ever Halloween Behind the Scenes Tour, Friday October 28, 2016, 6 PM

Since the Georgia Trust acquired this landmark in 1978, consultants, staff, workmen, and even visitors have told of spine-tingling experiences ranging from odd sounds, to mysterious problems with lights and doors, and to actual sightings of apparitions.   Although we traditionally have been reluctant to speak of these events, Hay House has been included by others in ghost anthologies, including Nancy Roberts’ Georgia Ghosts (1997) and those on various websites.  In 2015, the house was named by Architectural Digest as one of the “13 Most Beautiful Haunted Destinations Around the World,” joining Edinburgh Castle and the Chateau de Brissac in the Loire Valley in making this list.  Recognizing that the stories themselves are an important facet of our history and appeal, we are for the first time offering a special seasonal opportunity for visitors to enjoy.

As with most Behind the Scenes Tours of Hay House, this specialty tour will feature areas of Hay House that are not accessible on the regular tour such as the Wine Cellar, Attic, and Cupola.   Guides will also explain the myths and realities of certain architectural features such as the Secret Room and the underground tunnels.   For the first time, the tour will feature the original Springhouse, located under the nearby Harris-Hall-Bennett House, a site with stories of hauntings as well. The tour will also include various interpreters recounting tales of their experiences and those of others in Hay House’s Basement, Music Room, and especially the Second Floor Hall and Bedrooms.

The evening will be capped with wine and canapes in the historic Dining Room where board members and staff will be on hand to answer questions.   Tour admission is $45 per person. Reservations with advanced payment are required. Registration is limited to 50 people for this special evening (ages 18+ only). Moderate walking and extensive stair-climbing involved.  Call 478-742-8155 for more information or visit our website www.hayhousemacon.org

Toast and Taste 2016

Hay House board and staff are pleased to again host Toast & Taste at Hay House, a singular opportunity to share the expanse of Georgia wineries, distillers, and brewers, as well as the cuisine of Macon’s restaurants, caterers, and its best amateur chefs. To be held on October 13th from 69 pm, this festive affair will benefit the operations, preservation efforts, and educational offerings of Hay House, Macon’s 1855 National Landmark House on Georgia Avenue, known by many as the “Palace of the South.” This exceptional culinary and auction event, sponsored by State Bank and Waites & Foshee. For more information or to purchase tickets click HERE

Halloween on Hay Day

The next Hay Day will be on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. This is a FREE event that will feature an Victorian Halloween theme. Please Click HERE for more details!