Historic Heartland / Macon

Sidney Lanier Cottage

935 High St.
Macon, GA 31201

  • Sidney Lanier Cottage

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  • beautifully appointed rooms with furnishings from 1840-1860 and even some Lanier family pieces.

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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.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $5.00

    Seniors and Military $4.00

    Youth $3.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Meeting Facilities

    Party Facilities

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Handicapped Accessible

    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available

    Group Reservations Required


    Near Interstate Highway



    Payment Options

    American Express




    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages