The Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum, located at 935 High Street in Macon, GA (map and directions), 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.
NEW HOURS: Thursday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm, last tour at 3:30 pm. Closed Sunday–Wednesday and major holidays. Pre-arranged school/group tours are possible Monday–Wednesday. Hours may vary during Christmas and Cherry Blossom Festival.
- Buy a discounted combination ticket which includes admission to the Hay House, the Cannonball House and the Sidney Lanier Cottage at any of these three locations (cost: $19 adults, $16 seniors, $10 youth). Click here to see the locations of all three house museums.
- $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 (download the application here)
- Free for Members of Historic Macon Foundation
The Cottage is available for rentals for weddings, rehearsal dinners, receptions and parties. Visit our rentals page to learn more.
Macon’s best local gifts, historic maps, prints, architectural guides, local books, art and more are avaiable at the Sideporch Store in the Sidney Lanier Cottage and online.
For groups of ten (10) or more, call Janis Haley at (478) 743-3851 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations and information.
Handicap accessibility is provided from the back garden with accessible restrooms inside.
Please no photography, video, food or drink.
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