Macon Sampler


Meet at the Downtown Visitor Center

Enjoy this state-of-the-art Visitors center, view colorful exhibits and informative time-line, browse gifts in the souvenir shop and watch the exciting 11-minute video. Clean restrooms for all and a perfect introduction to Macon.  

Start Rock Candy Tour at Downtown Visitor Center

Guided walking or step-on guided driving rock and soul tours showcasing Macon’s rich music history through colorful stories and sites.  See the homes, offices, crash pads, and favorite haunts of some of southern music’s most legendary players as well as the backstage cast of characters who played a crucial role in their catapult to fame.

Tour the Douglass Theatre

Imagine being a teen in the 1950’s seeing Otis Redding with the Saturday night talent show in this historic African American theater. Enjoy a tour of this beautifully restored 1921 showplace. 

Exterior of Douglass Theatre

Stop at the Otis Redding Foundation & Mini-Museum

Stop by and learn about the King of Soul, Otis Redding.

Lunch on Your Own Downtown

Explore the Historic Downtown Macon and grab a bite at one of our many local eateries. No matter what you’re in the mood for Macon has a place to satisfy your cravings. We have everything from our famous Soul Food to Greek Cuisine, Thai Influence to American Hamburgers.


Tubman African American 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. 

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

Shoot hoops, relive that once in a lifetime play or drive a NASCAR simulator in the country’s largest state sports hall of fame. Get to know greats like Ty Cobb, Jackie Robinson, Bobby Jones, Evander Holyfield, Nancy Lopez and more in this fun interactive museum. If given notice the museum can do a special presentation about athletes from groups hometown. 

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

Depart For Home


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