Unique Macon Tours

Unique Macon ToursMacon is a city that still echoes the legacy of some of its most historic events. As far back as the Civil War, this Georgia city has shown that it has what it takes to endure. Whether it has been the division caused by the ravages of war, the commercial struggle to reestablish itself and its eventual artistic and personal triumphs, they are all stories that are well worth revisiting again and again. The various specialized tours that are available in Macon make that possible, so that visitors across several generations can all have the opportunity to learn about the stories behind the city's unique and dramatic history.

Hay House
The Hay House was originally built in the 1800s and stands as the most advanced antebellum building in America. This stunning 18,000-square-foot Italian Renaissance Revival-styled mansion is rightfully on the National Historic Landmark register. Visitors can tour this incredible piece of history that features beautiful 18th-century furnishings, marble fireplaces, a 30-foot ceiling, and detailed plaster work that is adorned with 24-karat gold leafing. The Hay House is open Tuesdays through Saturdays with tours on the hour every hour until 3pm.

Address: 934 Georgia Avenue, Macon, GA 31201 - MAP
Phone: (478) 742-8155
Web: www.georgiatrust.org

The Cannonball House
Visitors to Macon can get up close to a history of war that was anything but civil! One of the most popular places for visitors and history buffs to check out is the Cannonball House in Macon. On July 30, 1864, Union Army soldiers attacked this authentic Greek revival home. The structure was struck by a cannonball and the gargantuan steel sphere has not been moved from its landing spot ever since. Visitors will marvel at all that has gone on around the cannonball through the years as well as its permanence in this dramatic and unforgettable scenario. Tours are offered daily.

Address: 856 Mulberry St, Macon, GA 31201 - MAP
Phone: (478) 743-3401
Web: www.cannonballhouse.org

Ocmulgee National Monument
To say that a trip to the Ocmulgee National Monument is like stepping back in time is a sizable understatement. When you tour this spectacular historic site, you have the opportunity to revisit the ancient past that reaches back more than 12,000 years. This is a time when the native American Indian heritage was in full flower, and you can view the many ways of life that this ingenious group used to survive. Your tour here will feature several memorable moments that include a visit to the continent's only earthlodge, a climb to the top of the temple mound, a peek into prehistoric trenches and a chance to get up close to the site of a colonial British trading post.

Address: 1207 Emery Highway, Macon, GA 31217 - MAP
Phone: (478) 752-8257
Web: www.nps.gov

Lights on Macon An Illuminated Walking Tour
Experience Macon's own brand of Southern hospitality first hand when you experience the Lights on Macon Historic Intown Illumination Tour. Stroll through the city's historic intown neighborhood and see many architecturally stunning homes lit up in a truly stunning fashion. The homes are illuminated every night of the year for visitors and locals who frequently take repeat trips on this free self-guided tour.

Address: Macon, GA
Phone: (478) 742-5084
Web: www.exploregeorgia.org