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

Oct 27 - 30

Spirits in October

A one-hour guided cemetery tour like you've never experienced,featuring costumed actors at graveside who bring to life stories of selected individuals buried in historic Riverside Cemetery. Tours leave every 15 minutes.

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Nov 11 - 13

Christmas Made in the...

As Christmas time approaches what better way to get ready for the holiday season than to stroll  the aisles for treasures at this year's award winning 24th annual Christmas Made in the South! This nationally acclaimed event is a fantastic way to ease into your holiday shopping and find that...

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Dec 07 - 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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Macon Blog

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If someone had taken me aside 10 years ago and told me how much I would enjoy getting lost in a 7-acre corn maze in Fort Valley, Georgia, I would have told them they were nuttier than a Georgia pecan. I was, after all, a former lead singer in a rock and…
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The first thing a girl thinks about after getting engaged is, of course, the dress. The second is where the wedding itself will be held, and the third? The reception site, of course. For couples tying the knot in the spring - also known as cherry blossom…
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Ladies, start your Pinterest engines - the wedding style pundits have spoken, and 2017 is a lock. With another bridal fashion week behind us and surges of inspiration ranging from trickled-down traditions to scene-stealing pastels, brides still in the…
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