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 02

ExploreGeorgia.org...

The Georgia Tourism division of GDEcD is presenting the final concert in its ExploreGeorgia.org Songwriter Series in Macon on Friday, Dec. 2 at the Douglass Theatre. The show will feature artists Ike Stubblefield, Lloyd Buchanan, and Lola Gulley. 

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Dec 04

2016 Main Street Macon...

This year's Christmas parade theme is 'A Merry Macon Christmas". We'll be celebrating all of the things about Macon and the holidays that bring joy to our lives. If you're interested in participating or having a float in the parade you can download an application at  View More

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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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 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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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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On almost any given Saturday in Macon, when the weather is good, you can cruise down Vineville Avenue and spot at least one estate sale sign nailed or stapled to a utility pole. You can practically set your watch by it.
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