Macon Georgia: Home of the Cherry Blossom Festival
Discover Macon, known for its world-renowned cherry trees, and explore antebellum mansions, historic landmarks and the ancient earthworks of Ocmulgee National Monument.
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Program No. 7864RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Celebrate the arrival of spring by exploring Macon, nicknamed “The Heart of Georgia,” and known for the flowering of its 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees—the largest array outside of Japan. Enjoy expert-led visits to Macon’s historic homes and museums, including the brand-new Tubman African American Museum. Explore the city’s history, architecture and tree-filled parks on foot with area experts. Follow the city’s aptly named Cherry Blossom Trail, including a field trip past the Fickling Family Farm, boasting nearly 10,000 cherry trees.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover the interiors of Macon’s lovely antebellum mansions including the Cowles-Woodruff House, Hay House, Cannonball House and Sidney Lanier Cottage.
  • Visit Ocmulgee National Monument to find evidence of this area’s 17,000 years of continuous human habitation.
  • Experience a gorgeous array of cherry trees in the U.S., as they bloom for the spring, and stick around after your program for the world-renowned Cherry Blossom Festival.
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