Last updated: 11/5/2009
Macon, Georgia
935 High Street
Macon, GA 31201
phone: 478-743-3851
Monday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Closed on Sundays and Major Holidays. Hours may vary during Christmas and Cherry Blossom Festival (in March).
Included in the Intown Historic Macon Tour available through the Macon-Bibb County Convention & Visitors Bureau. For information on this cumulative ticket (includes Hay House, Cannonball House, & St. Joseph's Church), see

$5 adults, Walk-in Admission;
$4 for seniors, military with ID, AAA members, and organized groups of 10 or more with a reservation;
$3 for youth, ages 6-18.
$2 per student for organized K-12 school visits with a reservation.
Free for school group visits through the Elam Alexander Trust
Free for Members of Historic Macon Foundation
Janis Haley, Director

The Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum, located at 935 High Street in Macon, GA, is the birthplace of noted poet, musician & soldier, Sidney Lanier (1842-1881). Perhaps best known for his poems "The Marshes of Glynn" and "Song of the Chattahoochee," Lanier was also a renowned musician, as he was first chair flute in the Peabody Symphony Orchestra in Baltimore for seven seasons. Furthermore, Lanier received a federal commission to compose a Cantata for the Centenniel celebration of the United States in 1876 in Philadelphia. Please join us for a guided tour of the museum, where you will learn more about Sidney Lanier and view items from his life.

The Cottage is available for rentals for weddings, rehearsal dinners, receptions and parties.

Artifact Collections

Items from Sidney Lanier and from his family


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No


Wheelchair Accessible


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