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Sidney Lanier Cottage

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Sid Lanier's Cottage

Amazing. From the moment we walked in and breathed in the scent of the old building, to the end of... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
Jennifer O
Ocala, Florida
Third one of three historical homes to see in Macon

This home won't be for everyone, but it is a well-restored home on a quiet street in a lovely... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2016
Augusta, GA
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Aug 22, 2018
“Sid Lanier's Cottage”
Dec 31, 2016
“Third one of three historical homes to see in Macon”
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935 High St, Macon, GA 31201-2034
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

Amazing. From the moment we walked in and breathed in the scent of the old building, to the end of the (extra good) tour, we enjoyed everything we learned. Sid Lanier was an amazing man and it was very meaningful to see his musical artifacts...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jennifer O
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

This home won't be for everyone, but it is a well-restored home on a quiet street in a lovely neighborhood. I was not as familiar with the significance of Sidney Lanier, but I knew that there were two lakes and many schools named after him....More

Date of experience: December 2016
5  Thank KayM506
Reviewed July 16, 2016

We walked to this attraction from the downtown area. It was built in 1840 and is free to tour. If you like old history then take the time to visit

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank waynebP2344MK
Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Both my sister and I had our bridesmaids luncheons here when we got married. One in 2001 and the other in 2011. Very great staff and beautiful house!

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank juliac910
Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited and was given the tour. Very short but very informative. Wish the upstairs was redone to be opened for the tour.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank TheReddicks
Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you don't know Lanier's history, this is not much of a visit1 Turns out he was basically just born in the house. Interesting antiques, small gift shop, but not a place to go out of your way to.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank keepagoing
Reviewed January 31, 2015

Toured this home one Saturday, and was the only ones on the tour. The home is not that majastic as some of the other older homes in Macon, but our tour guide was very knowledgeable about Sidney Lanier and his life, which is what the...More

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank tleeEvans
Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Hidden in downtown off the beaten path. Good place to spend the day, interesting history about Sidney Lanier and his family. He was a poet in the 1800's. Fought in the War between the states. Died young, in his 30's from tuberculosis, if I remember...More

Date of experience: April 2013
1  Thank tmeador
Reviewed November 2, 2013

I was here for a family wedding last weekend. It's an excellent venue for a wedding or private party. All of the wedding party had an excellent time. Living in somewhat nearby South Carolina, I'd recommend spring or fall use of this location.

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank SCOsprey
Reviewed April 8, 2013

A real good example of a cottage in Georgia. Not a Mansion but a great home to see how things were in the past.

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank TpartyTallahassee
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June 27, 2018|
Response from bturner772 |
Yes, the cottage is open for tours Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Last tour at 3:30 p.m.