Sidney Lanier Cottage


935 High St.
Macon GA 31201


  • Adults: $5.00
  • Seniors and Military: $4.00
  • Youth: $3.00

Hours of Operation

  • Thursday : 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday : 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday : 10:00am - 4:00pm


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

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.

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Gift Shop
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Party Facilities
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Maps & Brochures Available
Near Interstate Highway
  • 16
  • 75
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • Visa
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group Rates Available
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Accessible
  • Partially Accessible
  • Open Year 'Round