Macon is one of those cities that keeps alive the architectural splendour of the Old South. Ever hospitable, the city has one of the south’s largest and most beautiful collections of antebellum churches and homes. Take your time to walk the city streets adorned by thousands of cherry trees, snapping the old brick buildings that have been carefully looked after for many decades. Just outside Macon you can set off for water-based exploits along the Ocmulgee Water River Water Trail or see one of America’s largest collections of military aircraft at the Robins Air Force Base. Here are the best things to do in Macon:
1. Hay House
A Macon standout Hay House is among the most beautiful antebellum buildings in the South, and has been occupied by only two families since it was built. Hay House is a mansion from the 1850s with a design inspired by the Italian renaissance. It’s a treat from top to bottom; the interior is opulent down to the finest details, from its delicate stained glass windows to the amenities that were state-of-the-art for their time. The house’s high-end Victorian conveniences included a speaker-tube system that linked 15 rooms, hot and cold water on tap and even a mechanical lift.