Street Address
204 Ben Hill Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
Mailing Address
P.O.Box 1001
LaGrange, GA 30241
Hours
September to March
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 1 PM & 2 PM - 5 PM
April to August
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 1 PM & 2 PM - 6 PM
Admissions

Adults $5.00 each
Students and Children $3.00 Each
AAA and AARP receive $1.00 discount.

For tour groups of 15 or more we give a dollar discount per person, tour leader is free ( groups of 15 or more). Bellevue 706-884-1832.

Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Freddie Cardwell, Resident Host
phone: 706-884-1832
Valerie Cardwell, Resident Hostess
phone: 706-884-1832
Sue Ellen Harris Andrews, Bellevue trustee
phone: 706-884-1832

Description

This stately Greek Revival mansion was built for Benjamin Harvey Hill, a U.S. Senator and acclaimed orator.

Rooms may also be rented for meetings and parties of up to 200 people.

Furnished in period antiques and some reproductions, Bellevue provides a lovely backdrop to weddings and receptions. Tall columns grace three sides of this Greek Revival house. Original heart pine floors and beautifully carved pediments are among the treats to see. Two parlors connected by large working pocket doors are kept unfurnished to make room for meetings and parties.

History

This National Landmark Mansion was completed in 1855 as the home of Georgia orator and statesman Benjamin Harvey Hill and his wife Caroline Holt Hill. Hill was arrested at Bellevue along with Secretary of the Confederate Navy Stephen Mallory in May 1865, but returned home after a few months. The house was sold in 1869 to Judge Jesse McClendon and remained in that family until the late 1930s. It was purchased by the Fuller E. Callaway Foundation and deeded to the LaGrange Woman's Club, which continues to oversee its preservation and use.

Artifacts Collections

One of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the state. The exterior features ionic columns across wide porticos. Inside, massive carved wood cornices grace the doors and windows, while black Italian marble mantles and plaster ceiling medallions enchant all who visit. Upstairs, a half-tester bed and a collection of period pieces and family mementos are on display. The home is furnished in the style of the 1850's. Shown here are the portraits on display of Senator Hill and Mrs. Hill.

Facilities

Funds for maintenance of this historic home come from guided tours, event rentals, projects of the LaGrange Woman's Club, and donations from individuals and organizations.

Governance

LaGrange Woman's Club Charitable Trust, a 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates Bellevue.

ADA

Bottom floor is wheel chair accessible.

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Restrooms

Services

Annual Events

Annual events include a spring barbecue plate sale and a Christmas wreath sale.

The house is included each year in the Tour of Homes as part of the LaGrange Hydrangea Festival.

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours