My Hometown – Macon GA

by | Mar 16, 2019

As RV travelers, Joan and I really enjoy sharing the places we visit and tour. We have traveled thousands of miles with many more thousands planned. But, with our tours and stops from these travels, we realized something was missing! Our hometown of Macon GA. This is a great place to visit with so much to offer for a couple of days of touring as you move north and south on I-75. Many just stop for the evening as they go back and forth to Florida, but you’re missing a great opportunity to see the remnants of a civilization that lived here over a thousand years ago, beautiful restored homes from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s, great camping on the lake, the Allman Brothers Big House, restaurants and so much more.

In this video, we start with a highlight of Lake Tobosofkee Recreation Area. This is minutes off I-475 and offers very reasonably priced camping on a beautiful lake setting. See the entire tour of the campground and recreation are here

Lake Tobsofkee Recreation Area

After a long drive and needing a good meal to relax, we take you to our favorite casual dinning restaurant just minutes from the campground at the Zebulon Rd exit, Buffalo’s Cafe. There’s also shopping at many of the popular big box stores along with the areas lower cost gas and diesel.

Plan to stay a night or two and tour Macon. We take you on a walking tour of the Ocumulgee National Monument. A step back in time to 1,000 years ago when the South Appalachian Mississippian people lived hear. We provide a highlight of this rare and amazing location. See the entire tour here.

Ocmulgee National Monument

Then it’s off to downtown Macon to take a short walking tour. There is so much to see from old homes and museums that it was impossible to fit all into one day. We stopped in a couple of our favorites starting with the amazing and impeccably restored Hay House built in 1855 offering a stunning tour and a glimpse into the life of the three families who lived here from the late 1800’s to 1960. We also show a very small fraction of the old homes in the downtown area. A walking tour around Mulberry St, Bond St, College St, and Orange St, to name just a few can last minutes to hours. We break for lunch at one of our favorite brew pubs, Piedmont Brewery.

Hay House

Next, we are off to The Big House. This was the home of the Allman Brothers Band during the early 1970’s. The home has been restored and contains an incredible amount of band memorabilia including Layla, Duane Allman’s gold top Gibson guitar, Gregg Allman’s Hammond B3 organ, and Dickey Bett’s custom guitar, with thousands of photos, artwork, and band items to keep your interest for hours. We finish the day on a solemn note with a trip to the historic Rose Hill Cemetery. This cemetery was established in 1840. It is also the final resting place of Duane Allman, Gregg Allman and Berry Oakley. There’s also the interesting grave site of Elizabeth Reed, the inspiration of the iconic Dickey Betts’ song from the Idlewild South Album.

The Big House Allman Brothers Macon GA

We hope you enjoy the tour and make plans to stop and experience Macon, GA, my hometown.

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