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Brunch @ The Grotto

Visit this significant Macon site, which was once an HMF Fading Five. Saved by Thomas and Taylor Reichert earlier this year, this Design • Wine • Dine event will be the first official tour since their ownership. Starting with brunch, mimosas and French 75s included, tours to the landmark will be lead by Macon's own Stephen Reichert. 

The Grotto has been a part of Macon's story for over 100 years. In 1901, La Societe Catholique Religieuse purchased a 100-acre tract of land as a retreat for the students and faculty of St. Stanislaus College, which La Societe oversaw. The Jesuits of the College constructed a shrine to Saint Bernadette shortly after purchasing the property, along with a reflection pool. The shrine has a large central entrance with a smaller cavity to the left where a fireplace is still visible. Over the top, there is a niche that originally contained a statue of the Virgin Mary, though it is no longer there. This shrine is one of the many copies of the original in Lourdes, France. 

Don't miss this exclusive chance to connect with this unique site. All proceeds benefit Historic Macon Foundation. 

Earlier Event: June 21
Summer House Crawl
Later Event: July 12
Dine @ The T.J. Ware House