Learn about the Hay House’s haunted history with a ghost tour


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In this January 2017 file photo, Frank Ringwood, left, and Nigel Johnson place the Hay House Lord Byron window in the “Secret Room” after removing it from the staircase hallway where it was damaged by straight line winds. Johnson said it would be taken to their facilities in New York for repair.

MACON, Ga. — This report has been contributed by Tyler Jones, a student from Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism.

The Hay House, also known as “The Palace of the South,” has stood on the corner of Spring and Mulberry in downtown Macon for over 160 years.

The local landmark’s architectural style greatly resembles European architecture, which was chosen by its first owners; the Johnstons.