Macon, GA

Macon has more historic structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places than any other city in Georgia. Founded in 1823, the city is known for its beautiful historic downtown district and large boulevards. It is home to the oldest private university in Georgia, Mercer University, and Wesleyan College, the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women.

  • Soul Sights: Macon Guided Tour offers a glimpse into many of Macon’s most soulful stories from architectural masterpieces to the places that inspired musical legends departing from the Downtown Visitors Information Center on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Hay House, built from 1855 to 1859 in the Italian Renaissance Revival Style, is one of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced Antebellum structures spanning over 18,000-square-feet.
  • The Cannonball House, a Greek Revival townhouse built in 1853, was the only home in Macon struck by a cannonball during Stoneman’s Raid on Macon in 1864.
  • Meander through the 80-acre Rose Hill Cemetery, established in 1840.

450 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Macon, Georgia 31201

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday’s, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(478) 743-1074 or (800) 768-3401

Macon I-75 Visitors Information Center:  Conveniently located off I-75 South in the Rest Area, one mile south of exit 181, Rumble Road.

(478) 994-9191