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

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible, Handicapped Accessible (Limited) , Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group Reservations Required , Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    16, 75

    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages