Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum

Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum The Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum, located at 935 High Street in Macon, Ga., is the birthplace of noted poet, musician and soldier, Sidney Lanier (1842-1881).
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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.

Operating as usual

08/13/2018

Join us tomorrow (August 14th) for our next Salon! Mercer professor David Davis will be speaking about his new book: World War I and Southern Modernism. This book explores "the impact of the Great War on southern writing". The event will begin with a reception at 5:30pm and the program will begin at 6:00pm. Salons take place at the Sidney Lanier Cottage (935 High St.) and are open to the public. Admission is $5 for non-members and $3 for students. Salons are free for Historic Macon members

Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum
01/11/2018

Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum

Just in time for Christmas! Macon tea towels and wine goblets are now available for pre-order. Tea towels will be availa...
12/12/2017

Just in time for Christmas! Macon tea towels and wine goblets are now available for pre-order. Tea towels will be available for purchase or pick up at our annual Cottage Christmas event on Thursday, December 14th from 5:00pm-7:00pm. The wine goblets will be available for pick up around the 20th (official date TBD). Contact Caity at Historic Macon Foundation to reserve your tea towels and wine goblets or if you have any questions.

Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum's cover photo
12/11/2017

Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum's cover photo

Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum
12/11/2017

Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum

03/25/2016

The Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum will be closed Saturday, March 26 in observance of Easter. We hope everyone has a happy and safe weekend!

Our fearless docent Dorothy gives a tour to the Road Scholars this morning. Such a great group visiting #Macon!
03/24/2016

Our fearless docent Dorothy gives a tour to the Road Scholars this morning. Such a great group visiting #Macon!

05/15/2015

The Sidney Lanier Cottage will be closed Saturday, May 16.

Thanks Macon, Georgia: Song & Soul of the South for featuring the Cottage decorated for the holidays in winter's e-newsl...
12/18/2014

Thanks Macon, Georgia: Song & Soul of the South for featuring the Cottage decorated for the holidays in winter's e-newsletter!

10/26/2014

The Rose Hill Ramble is in an hour! Meet us at the Madison entrance (the Riverside Cemetery entrance) of Rose Hill at 2PM for a tour of the cemetery.

Don't miss the tales of Anjette Lyles and Chester Burge at @SpiritsinOctober this weekend. You read all about their live...
10/23/2014

Don't miss the tales of Anjette Lyles and Chester Burge at @SpiritsinOctober this weekend. You read all about their lives in "Whisper to the Black Candle" and "A Peculiar Tribe of People", both available in the Sideporch gift shop.

The kick-off to this fall's Sidney's Salon Series is tonight! Come to the Cottage at 5:30pm for a reception. Laurel-Ann ...
09/09/2014
Atlanta Writer | Laurel-Ann Dooley

The kick-off to this fall's Sidney's Salon Series is tonight! Come to the Cottage at 5:30pm for a reception. Laurel-Ann Dooley will begin her presentation on Wicked Atlanta at 6pm. Wicked Atlanta will be available to purchase. This event is free for members and $5 for non-members. Students can attend for $3. http://www.laurelanndooley.com/

Laurel-Ann Dooley is an author and journalist. She has written for numerous publications, and her books cover a range of genres, from history to juvenile fiction.

Thanks to Knight Foundation for investing $3M into Historic Macon's revitalization efforts in Beall's Hill! Read more ab...
09/08/2014
The next big step for Beall’s Hill in Macon, Ga.

Thanks to Knight Foundation for investing $3M into Historic Macon's revitalization efforts in Beall's Hill! Read more about the projects to come: http://ow.ly/BdR9P #believeinbeallshill

Knight Foundation supports the Historic Macon Foundation to expand opportunities in Macon, while attracting and retaining talent. Macon is one ...

08/10/2014

Cocktails at the Cottage is today! Come to 935 High Street from 5-6pm to see the Sidney Lanier's Cottage's interior upgrades and sip on some bourbon punch. Everyone is invited, $5 suggested donation. See y'all on the porch!

Lawrence Mayer Florist stopped by and brought these gorgeous flowers for us to enjoy! Please keep them in mind for your ...
08/07/2014

Lawrence Mayer Florist stopped by and brought these gorgeous flowers for us to enjoy! Please keep them in mind for your next event. Their work would look lovely in the Cottage!

Read George Muhammad's perspective on why the Douglass House is a vital part of our community's history and what it mean...
07/30/2014
Community Supports Saving the Douglass House - Historic Macon

Read George Muhammad's perspective on why the Douglass House is a vital part of our community's history and what it means in the 21st century: http://ow.ly/zLwNv

Come to the press conference tomorrow morning, July 31 at 11AM in front of the Douglass House at 873 Pine Street to show your support in saving this Macon landmark.

Restoring Douglass Mansion: A Cultural Priority for this Community In response to Mr. Al Tillman; whether the P&Z Review Board is predictable or...

06/27/2014

1268 College St. open house tonight! Parking is located behind Centenary church. Walk around the church a block to College Street and enter the apartment through the front door. Looking forward to seeing members and some new faces tonight!

06/27/2014

A fun Friday night means great architecture, friends, and a glass (or two) of wine. Come to 1268 College Street tonight to see the completed renovation of the Historic Tattnall Apartments from 5:30PM to 7:30PM. Free and open to the public -members and non-members alike!

This is our final teaser for the Cottage renovation, folks. Next time you see the Cottage it will be all spruced up and ...
06/26/2014

This is our final teaser for the Cottage renovation, folks. Next time you see the Cottage it will be all spruced up and ready for the public to visit!

Sidney Lanier was featured on http://www.gacivilwar.org/. You can learn more about his role in the Civil War and contrib...
06/24/2014
The Civil War in Georgia - Georgia Civil War Attractions & Events | GACivilWar.org

Sidney Lanier was featured on http://www.gacivilwar.org/. You can learn more about his role in the Civil War and contributions to poetry and music: http://www.gacivilwar.org/story/sidney-lanier

Born in Macon in February 1842, Sidney Lanier contributed significantly to the arts in 19th-century America. His melodic celebrations of Georgia's terrain are among his most widely read poems, and his works reflect a love of the land, as well as his concern over declining values and commercial cultu…

What do you think about the new paint color?
06/19/2014

What do you think about the new paint color?

The painters have moved to removing wallpaper in the front room.
06/17/2014

The painters have moved to removing wallpaper in the front room.

The wallpaper is down and paint is going up!
06/11/2014

The wallpaper is down and paint is going up!

Historic Macon hits the road this November on a trip to Sapelo Island! Be sure to sign up for this island getaway. Parti...
06/10/2014
Weekend on Sapelo Island - Historic Macon

Historic Macon hits the road this November on a trip to Sapelo Island! Be sure to sign up for this island getaway. Participants will stay in the historic Reynolds Mansion located on Georgia's fourth largest barrier island. Anyone interested must sign up BEFORE June 30: http://ow.ly/xQS39

Sapelo Island November 21-23, 2014 Historic Macon is planning a three-day get-a-way to the Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island. The trip will be on...

Day 1 of preparation for the Cottage's interior improvements complete! Stay tuned to watch our progress.
06/10/2014

Day 1 of preparation for the Cottage's interior improvements complete! Stay tuned to watch our progress.

06/03/2014

Sidney Lanier Fast Fact!

Two orchestras in New York, including the New York Symphony, tried to hire Sidney Lanier from Baltimore.

The Telegraph & macon.com
03/20/2014

The Telegraph & macon.com

A bus tour full of folks from Wisconsin takes in the Sidney Lanier Cottage in #Macon Tuesday. #CherryBlossomFestival @PinkestParty

Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum's cover photo
12/20/2013

Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum's cover photo

Our Christmas Bake Sale and Gift Shop Sale is this Friday! Yum, Yum! Look forward to seeing you between 9am and 2pm.
12/04/2013

Our Christmas Bake Sale and Gift Shop Sale is this Friday! Yum, Yum! Look forward to seeing you between 9am and 2pm.

We hope you enjoy your day!
11/28/2013

We hope you enjoy your day!

Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum's cover photo
11/26/2013

Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum's cover photo

Address

935 High St
Macon, GA
31201-2034

General information

Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (last tour at 3:30 p.m.) Closed Sunday–Wednesday and on major holidays. Pre-arranged tours are possible Monday-Wednesday. Hours may vary during the holidays and Cherry Blossom Festival. Admission: • 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). • $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 The Cottage is also available for rentals for weddings, rehearsal dinners, receptions and parties. Macon's best local gifts, historic maps, prints, architectural guides, local books, art and more are avaiable at the Side Porch Gift Shop in the Sidney Lanier Cottage and online. Visit http://www.historicmacon.org/sidney-lanier-cottage for more information.

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Happy Birthday to Sidney Lanier.
Happy Birthday Sidney. You are not forgotten by your admirers and historians.
The garden is such a great venue for a wedding!