Cannonball House

Cannonball House The Cannonball House, named for damage sustained during the War Between the States, was built in 1853 as a planter’s townhouse. Located in Macon, Georgia, The Cannonball House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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The Cannonball House is an example of authentic Greek Revival architecture containing fine period furnishings. The house is also the repository for the Founders’ parlors of the Adelphean (ΑΔΙΙ) and Philomathean (ΦΜ) societies, recreated from Wesleyan College, where they began in 1851 and 1852. The Cannonball House is home to several collections which contain important historical pieces, including an Adelphean Collection, Civil War and General Museum, Philomathean Museum, and the Servant’s Quarters. To learn more about these great Collections please look here. At the rear of the Cannonball House stands a quaint two-story kitchen built of hand-molded brick. The upper level of this house formerly served as quarters for the house servants. Few structures of this type remain in the South today. Learn more about what you’ll discover on a tour of the Cannonball House here. The Cannonball House is devoted to acquiring, conserving, interpreting, and exhibiting artifacts reflecting Georgia’s heritage from the antebellum through reconstruction eras. We strive to engage and inspire community members and visitors by presenting authentic and entertaining educational programs, exhibits, and special events through a wide range of history.

Operating as usual

09/19/2020

The Cannonball House will be CLOSED on Saturday, September 19, 2020. We will re-open on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 10:00AM.
- The Cannonball House Staff

09/18/2020

The Cannonball House will be CLOSED on Saturday, September 19, 2020. We will re-open on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 10:00AM.

- The Cannonball House Staff

07/20/2020

Today, July 20th, we will be closing CBH at 1 p.m. Last tour at 12 p.m.
Thank you!

Happy Friday! Just a reminder, The Cannonball House will be CLOSED on Saturday, July 4th, 2020 in honor of Independence ...
07/03/2020

Happy Friday! Just a reminder, The Cannonball House will be CLOSED on Saturday, July 4th, 2020 in honor of Independence Day. We will re-open on Monday, July 6th, 2020 at 10:00AM.
May everyone have a safe weekend!

New books available at Cannonball House gift shop.  Come see us!
06/26/2020

New books available at Cannonball House gift shop. Come see us!

In case you've missed it, The Cannonball House is OPEN for tours!  We are sanitizing daily and have hand sanitizer for o...
06/08/2020

In case you've missed it, The Cannonball House is OPEN for tours! We are sanitizing daily and have hand sanitizer for our guests that request it. We will be practicing social distancing during tours for the benefit of our employees and guests. We ask that anyone who is unwell or who has recently been exposed to the Covid-19 virus please stay home.

During the month of June we are excited to show our exhibit "Brides of Georgia". Not only are there wedding gowns are on display throughout the house, but also wedding memorabilia from prominent Maconites.

The three photographs are just 3 of the brides whose wedding dresses are in our collection. Come join us for a tour and see the craftsmanship of these beautiful pieces up close!

Our hours are Monday-Saturday, 10am to 3:30pm.

Come see us!

We are reopening this Monday, June 1, 2020 for public tours.  We are sanitizing daily and have hand sanitizer for our gu...
05/29/2020

We are reopening this Monday, June 1, 2020 for public tours. We are sanitizing daily and have hand sanitizer for our guests that request it. We will be practicing social distancing during tours for the benefit of our employees and guests. We ask that anyone who is unwell or who has recently been exposed to the Covid-19 virus please stay home.
We are celebrating brides during the month of June. Our exhibit "Brides of Georgia" will feature displays of the numerous beautiful bridal gowns in our collection, along with other memorabilia that you'll love. Our hours are Monday-Saturday, 10am to 3:30pm beginning Monday, June 1st. Do you have a favorite bridal party photo or memory? Please share it here so we can all enjoy.

Come see us!

05/17/2020

We will reopen Monday, June 1st! YAY! Our staff will follow CDC guidelines and hand sanitizer will be available for visitors. Stay tuned for more info. We hope to see you very soon!

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regul...
04/25/2020

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
#GivingTuesdayNow is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity--to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal.
Giving Tuesday Now takes place on Tuesday May 5th. Donations may be made online at gagives.org; then search for 'Friends of The Cannonball House' to make your donation. Or if you'd rather send your donation directly to us, that's great too (The Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St., Macon, GA 31202). You can even call us and make your donation via credit card (745-5982, Monday-Friday 10am-3:30pm).
May 5th is the official #GivingTuesdayNow date but you don't have to wait until then if you'd like to make your donation now-that works too!
Due to Covid-19 The Cannonball House lost funds we normally count on to operate. The Cherry Blossom Festival, our BBB event, tours and other events during this period provide 15-20% of our annual budget, so the loss of all these has definitely had an impact on our beautiful museum.
Thank you friends for any donations you'd care to make. You all make a difference and we love each and every one of you.

One positive thing about the current state of affairs is that our small staff can continue working despite our museum be...
04/14/2020

One positive thing about the current state of affairs is that our small staff can continue working despite our museum being closed to the public. Our archivist Wayne is using this downtime to catalogue our extensive Southern history and Civil War library, which consists of hundreds of books mostly donated by UDC members. Our staff is also cleaning the house, too.

Pictured: Judge Holt's desk in the Judge's Bedroom, photo credit to board member Sherrié Raleigh. 📷

03/27/2020

Some history with our archivist, Wayne! #VirtualTours

03/25/2020

Some history with our docent Jessie!

03/19/2020

Out of concern for the safety and health of the Cannonball House staff, as well as the visitors that visit this historic home, THE CANNONBALL HOUSE is temporarily closed to the public.

~The Cannonball House Staff

03/16/2020

Until further notice, The Cannonball House will remain open for tours.

03/14/2020

There are a few slots available for the Father/Daughter dance on March 21st. $20 per couple. Reservations required. Please call 478-745-5982

It is that time of year again! Our popular event "Beards, Bourbon and BBQ" will be held on Saturday, April 18th from 6-9...
03/10/2020

It is that time of year again! Our popular event "Beards, Bourbon and BBQ" will be held on Saturday, April 18th from 6-9PM

The tickets will be arriving within the next week, but go ahead and make reservations today! Please call 478-745-5982 for more information or to purchase tickets.

03/09/2020

Due to a private meeting, The Cannonball House will be closed for tours today until 1:00PM. We are sorry for any inconvenience!!

03/06/2020

Due to a private event on Saturday, March 7th, the Cannonball House will be closed for tours. We will reopen on March 9th at 10 a.m. Thank you
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Did you know you can see Fort Hawkins from the Judge's bedroom in the Cannonball House? Judge Holt was a soldier in the ...
03/03/2020

Did you know you can see Fort Hawkins from the Judge's bedroom in the Cannonball House? Judge Holt was a soldier in the War of 1812 and spent some of his military time at Fort Hawkins.

Annie Lundy, the daughter of the Canning family's cook Cora Lundy, was born in 1878 and was two years of age in the 1880...
02/19/2020

Annie Lundy, the daughter of the Canning family's cook Cora Lundy, was born in 1878 and was two years of age in the 1880 census. She would have lived at 856 1/2 Mulberry Street along with her mother from circa 1880-1904.

A schoolteacher by profession, she graduated from Ballard Normal School in May 1898. Annie would teach school until she married Walter Brookins in Bibb Co, Georgia in August 1904.

By 1910, the Brookins family would move to Jacksonville, Florida where they would raise a total of seven children. Annie would pass away on August 8, 1938, and is buried in Jacksonville.

Even though there are no living descendants of the Holt/Canning/Martin families (Elizabeth Martin was the end of the family line), Annie and Cora's descendants have made their way back to visit where their mother, grandmother and great grandmother have once lived and worked.

Photo descriptions are included with each picture.

We are very honored to showcase this amazing, 200-year-old slave-made quilt during #BlackHistoryMonth. This quilt is par...
02/17/2020

We are very honored to showcase this amazing, 200-year-old slave-made quilt during #BlackHistoryMonth. This quilt is part of our collection. Sadly, we do not have much information on the woman who painstakingly made this beautiful piece. It is currently on display as part of our tour.

It is impossible to give a tour of the original kitchen structure without talking about the inhabitants that would have ...
02/12/2020

It is impossible to give a tour of the original kitchen structure without talking about the inhabitants that would have called that building "home".

Cora Lundy first came to live at "856 1/2 Mulberry Street" around 1880; she was listed in the 1880 census with her 2 year old daughter, Annie. Cora would work for the Canning/ Martin families for over 40 years before she passed away in December 1921.

02/12/2020

Due to a private meeting, the Cannonball House will be closed today, Wednesday, February 12, 2020 until 1:00PM. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

The Cannonball House Staff

02/06/2020

Due to the heavy storms headed into central Georgia, The Cannonball House has made the decision to be CLOSED today, February 6, 2020. We will re-open on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:00AM.
The safety of our staff and guests is of our upmost importance.

We are sorry for any inconvenience,
The Cannonball House Staff

Save The DATE!!!Beards, Bourbon & BBQSaturday, April 18, 20206-9pmFall Line Rambler Band, BBQ plates, Bourbon Tastings &...
01/27/2020

Save The DATE!!!
Beards, Bourbon & BBQ
Saturday, April 18, 2020
6-9pm
Fall Line Rambler Band, BBQ plates, Bourbon Tastings & much more!
Tickets go on sale soon-watch our page for updates!

Please make plans to join us Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 5:30 pm for our annual membership meeting.  Anyone can attend-...
01/25/2020

Please make plans to join us Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 5:30 pm for our annual membership meeting. Anyone can attend-you just need to call and reserve a seat (478-745-5982 before noon Tuesday). We have a great program planned with Mr. Joey Fernandez talking to us about ongoing restoration efforts at Rose Hilll Cemetery, Macon. Please call and reserve your seat ASAP as seating is limited. We can take your call between 10am to 3:30pm Saturday and Monday, then 10am to noon Tuesday.

If you've been by the house lately, have you noticed we have orange lights in our fireplaces? Since we can't actually li...
12/30/2019

If you've been by the house lately, have you noticed we have orange lights in our fireplaces? Since we can't actually light the fireplaces, this is the next best thing! We think it makes the rooms look a bit warmer and more like a home. The house was occupied as a home from 1855-1971 by the Holt and Canning families.

12/23/2019

CBH will be closed Dec 24th and 25th, and Dec 31st and Jan 1st for the holidays. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Cannonball House! We hope you have a wonderful winter season.
12/22/2019

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Cannonball House! We hope you have a wonderful winter season.

12/21/2019

Due to a private event, The Cannonball House will be closing at 1:00PM today. We are sorry for any inconvenience!

-The Cannonball House Staff

12/10/2019

Due to a private event CBH will be closed for tours on Wednesday, December 11th. Thank you!

12/04/2019

The Cannonball House will be closed for tours until 1:00PM today due to a private meeting. We are sorry for any inconvenience!

-The Cannonball House Staff

12/02/2019

Tomorrow, Tuesday Dec 3rd is GA Gives Day. Please remember The Cannonball House when you make your donations.
Just go to gagives.org and put Friends of the Cannonball House Inc in the search field. Thank you so much for your generous support of The Cannonball House!

Looking for Victorian-esque Christmas cards? We have two designs: Gathering Holly, and Sparrow in Holly! However, we hav...
12/02/2019

Looking for Victorian-esque Christmas cards? We have two designs: Gathering Holly, and Sparrow in Holly! However, we have a very limited quantity this year - so be sure to get yours at our gift shop before they sell out!

11/27/2019

The Cannonball House will be closed for tours on November 28th and 29th, in observance of Thanksgiving. We will reopen on November 30th at 10 a.m. Thanks and have a blessed holiday!

Address

856 Mulberry St
Macon, GA
31201

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 15:30
Tuesday 10:00 - 15:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 15:30
Thursday 10:00 - 15:30
Friday 10:00 - 15:30
Saturday 10:00 - 15:30

Telephone

(478) 745-5982

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Do y'all know about this? :'( >:( :'(
Can you share another Cora Lundy story for Black History month?