Macon-Day Two of Georgia’s Antebellum Trail

On our second day on Georgia’s Antebellum Trail we explored Macon and its surrounding areas as we began to travel South.  Macon is considered to be the heart of the trail for traveler’s drive North to South. In this charming town, we saw Hay House, the Cannonball house, Rose Hill Cemetery, a walking tour (self-guided) of the many Antebellum homes just to name a few.  Not to mention enjoying some great food and relaxing times with friends.

hay house
Hay House (built b/t 1855-59)
Door to Hay House
Some Great Looking Pocket Doors-Original
The Cannonball House

The Cannonball house is aptly named because a unexploded cannonball hit one of the columns, went through the wall, and landed in the foyer per the docent during our tour of this house museum. The former owner-a dentist appeared to love to collect things.

Civil War Surgical Instruments
Civil War Surgical Instruments
Lady’s Spittoon

Other Things to Do

 Ocmulgee National Monument of Native American History. This unusual rock formation is free to visit and is a good end to the day. It just outside of the historic area o Macon.

We continue our journey South with a brief stopover to the film-location for the movie: “Fried Green Tomatoes” in Juliette, Ga… Check out The Whistle Stop Café. This is the setting for many scenes in the movie. Except it to be rather busy and I would say a bit of a tourist trap, but worth the 30 minute drive if you are a fan of the movie or the Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe: A Novel

The Whistle Stop Café

Since we were slow close, we had to explore Jarrell Plantation part of the Georgia State Park System, but was once a more transitional working  plantation in Juliette.

Jarrell Plantation



Don’t Disturb The Hen…

We continued our drive south to check in to our Bed & Breakfast for the next two nights stay in Madison… coming up with the next post.

Thanks for reading….


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