Sidney Clopton Lanier (1842-1881), one of the South's greatest poets and musicians, was born in this historic cottage in 1842. His most famous works include the poems "The Song of the Chattahoochee" and "The Marshes of Glynn." He also composed a cantata that was performed at the 1876 Centenniel celebration of the United States in Philadelphia. Furnished according to the period (c. 1850), visitors can view one of Lanier's flutes, personal items and even the wedding dress (1867) of his bride, Mary Day Lanier.
The Cottage also contains a gift shop and offices for Historic Macon Foundation. The home is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is a Landmark of American Music, and one of only 31 National Poetry Landmarks, as awarded by the Academy of American Poets in 2004.
Hours of Operation
Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Admission & Fees
Seniors and Military $4.00
Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Meeting Facilities, Party Facilities, Self-guided Tours
Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible, Handicapped Accessible (Limited) , Open Year 'Round
Group Rates Available, Group Reservations Required
Near Interstate Highway
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Suitable for Ages