Sidney Lanier was a famous American poet, musician and author who was born in a cottage in Macon, that now has the status of being a historic monument. The cottage was built around 1840 in a classic Gothic Revival style and was in use as a private residence up until 1973, when it was bought by Middle Georgia Historical Society and converted into a museum that pays tribute to the splendid poet. A number of artifacts like Sidney Lanier’s works, his silver alto flute and the first edition of his poems and books are kept in the cottage for the benefit of visitors.
- Call and reserve for visits in groups of 10 or more people.
- Photography, food and beverage not allowed.
- A gift shop is available inside for souvenir shopping.
- Adults: 5 USD
- Seniors, Military with ID, Group(10+): 4 USD
- Youth(6-18): 3 USD
- Last tour starts at 3:30 pm.
- Hours may vary during Christmas and Cherry blossom Festival.
- Rent or hire a car/taxi.
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22.43% of people who visit Macon include Sidney Lanier Cottage in their plan
50% of people start their Sidney Lanier Cottage visit around 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Sidney Lanier Cottage
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sidney Lanier Cottage
Strolled past the exterior but didn't go in. Want to learn more before I do.
Really neat little historic place.
Full of interesting facts as well as friendly staff.