Macon: Where Soul Lives

It's more than a place on the map. It's a vibe all its own.

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This is Macon

Visit Macon, Georgia for a Southern adventure that is sure to be good for your soul! Rich history, incredible architecture, stunning Southern charm, and a soulful musical heritage have branded Macon "Where Soul Lives". 

Only in Macon can you: hike at ancient Indian mounds and enter into North America's only reconstructed earth lodge, tour the 18,000 square foot, 7-story Italian Renaissance Revival mansion known as the "Palace of The South", immerse yourself in musical history by taking a "Free Birds & Night Owls" or "Rock n’ Roll Stroll" tour, or explore the Southeast's largest collection of African-American art, history, and culture.

Experience the soul of Macon using our Self-Guided Tour App. 

It's more than a place on a map. It's a vibe all its own. We invite you to come experience Macon, Georgia!

What's Going on Macon

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From Otis Redding to the Allman Brothers Band, Macon has been called home to several famous artists throughout the years. You can visit the Big House Museum and walk through the home of some of the band members from 1970 - 1973 or you can visit the bronze…
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Home of some of the best Southern food around, Macon has an array of unique local restaurants. H&H Soul Food, known for Mama Louise’s and Mama Inez’s generosity to up & coming Southern Rock band the Allman Brothers Band, has been serving up their famous…
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From having a National Historic Landmark to having National Monument, Macon is the home to several historic places. The Hay House built in the late 1850s is an 18,000-square-foot mansion mansion known for its beautiful architecture and rich history. The…
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Featured Events

Dec 11

Cottage Christmas

Let Historic Macon’s volunteers take the stress out of your holiday -stock up on sweet and savory treats for your seasonal festivites during our yuletide bake sale! Enjoy carols performed by the  View More

Dec 11

The Nutcracker

It began as the dream of one woman, Jean Evans Weaver, a Macon dance instructor who envisioned an annual local production of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet that would rival those presented by the country's premier city ballet companies. The dream quickly caught fire, and since its humble...

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Dec 14

The Christmas Gala

Now in its 5th year, the Gala is the only public evening event at Hay House during the season.  Once again it features a wonderful performance by Theatre Macon and its Christmas Cabaret: this year dressed in Jazz Age costumes and singing Christmas songs of the early twentieth...

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Dec 17

Christmas On First Street

Join us for Middle Georgia's largest family Christmas event on December 17th in Rosa Parks Square and Frist Street. We will have free pictures with Santa, free carriage rides, craft beer for adults, and a classic holiday film in the park! Looking for Macon Made Christmas gifts for the...

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Macon Blog

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As the first tinkling strains of Tchaikovsky’s famous overture to The Nutcracker echo out from the stage of The Grand Opera House , it’s clear we’re in for something special.
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I cannot tell a lie: For me, it’s been a minute since Christmas looked or felt or smelled or tasted or in any way resembled the most wonderful time of the year.
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Think big but shop small – that’s the message of Small Business Saturday.
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