History of Macon Tour

Morning

Ocmulgee National Monument

Journey to the ancient past to discover 17,000 years of Native American Indian heritage just across the river. Enter the continent's only reconstructed earth lodge, climb to the top of the temple mound, see prehistoric trenches and the site of a colonial British trading post.

Ocmulgee National Monument

Drum Performance at The Tubman Museum

Take a soulful journey through time, from Africa to America at the Tubman African American Museum, the largest facility in the southeast devoted solely to African American art, history and culture. See colorful exhibits on Harriet Tubman, African American Inventors, Georgia artists, and the incredible story of William & Ellen Craft. The exhibits change quarterly so there is always something new to discover.

Afternoon

Lunch & Tour at The Grand Opera House 

Built in 1883, this historical theatre has hosted Charlie Chaplin, Sarah Bernhardt, and Harry Houdini. Stop by and enjoy a concert by the Macon Symphony, a play in a Broadway series, or other events. Explore the beautifully restored historic Grand Opera House. Group will be led in a private tour featuring a unique behind the scenes experience. A Grand Opera House staff member will share The Grand's history while giving your group the opportunity to explore rarely seen areas and see special equipment, such as Harry Houdini's original trap door!

Grand Opera House

Between The Bread

Visit Macon's old stagecoach stop and have lunch or dinner at the 150 year-old café. Jot on over to Michael's on Mulberry for a delicious dinner.

Walk around Downtown 

Walk around the Historic Downtown Macon, where you will find great shopping, delicious restaurants, and beautiful architecture.

Downtown Macon

Hay House

Feel like royalty when you step through the doors of this National Historic Landmark mansion. News accounts called it the "Palace of the South" upon its completion in 1859. Magnificent detail and luxuries far ahead of their time make this a must-see, as featured on A&E's "America's Castles.

Evening

Dinner at the Hay House 

1800 Dance Club

One of the most romantic periods in U.S. history is brought to life for your entertainment. Ladies and gentlemen dressed in period costume dance, then invite you to join in the fun. You can have them perform at several locations.

Hay House

 

Need additional tour suggestions for day trip and regional destinations? The Macon-Bibb County CVB will be happy to assist you!