This restored mansion still retains most of its 19th Century glory. Visited by a large number of people everyday, this house is of high historical significance. Guided tours are offered.
The renowned First Presbyterian Church is a historically-significant church building in Macon. It also proudly stands as one of the tallest buildings in the state. Towering at 185 feet (56 meters), it is located on Mulberry Street in downtown. Varied ministries are formed and operated by the church for the community. It is also ideal for wedding ceremonies. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
Set in a serene landscape, Rose Hill Cemetery attracts much attention in the area. Many notable personalities have been buried here and this is one of the oldest of the region. The place is well worth a visit.
The construction of Ford Hawkins was commissioned during President Thomas Jefferson's rule and completed in 1810. This domineering structure was once the headquarters of US Army and gained prominence as the economic and political center. It is named in the honor of Benjamin Hawkins, who was the General Superintendent of Indian Affairs. Over the time, wars ceased and peace treaties were signed with the Creek and European-American settlements and the usage of the fort declined. In 1933, government undertook excavations and artifacts and other objects were discovered. With each excavation there are more discoveries and excavations are still being carried on.
This beautiful co educational institute called the Mercer University is a historical institue. This institue features twelve colleges and schools that include education, music, professional studies like law, medicine, nursing, etc. The institue nrolls several students all year round and moulds them from being an amateur into being a professional. The site is a great center of education and learning.
Located an hour away to the south of Atlanta, this well-preserved national monument is dedicated to the cultures that once lived on the Macon Plateau. There are several ancient ceremonial mounds remaining on the site, some surrounded by prehistoric trenches, and one ceremonial lodge has an earthen floor dating back 1000 years. An on-site museum, located within Ocmulgee National Monument's visitor center, offers detailed accounts of the civilizations that once peopled these fertile regions.
This park called the Jarrell Plantation State Historic Park is a cotton plantation state park. Spread over 200 acres (81 hectares) of land, the site is said to be one of the greatest preserves of the middle class Southern plantations. Currently the park stands as a legendary site that educates the young generations and the visitors about farm site. Open to the public, the site features farmhouse, a sawmill, cotton gin, gristmill, shingle mill, sugarcane press, barn, etc.