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856 Mulberry Street
Macon
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31201
 
Tel: 478-745-5982


Description

Visit The Cannonball House

This southern home, c. 1853, is named for damage sustained during the Civil War. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is an example of authentic Greek Revival architecture containing fine period furnishings. The house is also the repository for the Founders' parlors of ┴─╔╔ and Í╠ societies, recreated from Wesleyan College, where they began in 1851 and 1852.

At the rear of the Cannonball House stands a quaint two-story kitchen house 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.

A Civil War military collection features officers' uniforms, company flags, swords, and guns used by Georgians during the War Between the States.

TOURS
Forty minute guided tours include the main house and the original two-story brick kitchen and servants' quarters. Tours are offered every half-hour with the last tour beginning at 4:00.

COLLECTIONS
The Cannonball House is home to several collections which contain important historical pieces. A Civil War museum on the premises includes uniforms, flags, weaponry, and personal effects from the war. In addition, the furnishings and collections of the Adelphean and Philomathean societies, preserved from their origins at Wesleyan College, occupy the Cannonball House parlors.


The Cannonball House offers special events and exhibits throughout the year.

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