View Macon’s cherry blossoms from the top of the Hay House


Completed in 1859 in Italian Renaissance Revival style, this elaborate residence was the “smart” house of its day, with innovations like hot and cold running water, central heat, a speaker-tube intercom, and a ventilation system. Visit during spring’s International Cherry Blossom festival, and climb to the top of home’s two-story cupola for a view of the city and its 300,000 bursting pink-bloomed trees.

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