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Cannonball House, Macon

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Cannonball House is located at 856 Mulberry Street in Macon, Georgia, United States and is a historically significant house with a story behind its name. On July 30, 1864, the house coined its name due to damage caused by a cannonball striking the house from a Union Army attack in the American Civil War. The Cannonball House was constructed originally as a planter's townhouse in 1853. It was built by and for Judge Asa Holt. This explains why this house is also known as the "Mansion of the Old South" and the "Home of Judge Asa Holt." The house was built using an authentic Greek revival architectural style and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The recreated meeting rooms of the Adelphean (ΑΔΠ) and Philomathean (ΦΜ) societies (the world's first college sororities established at Wesleyan College in 1851 and 1852, respectively) are on display inside the house. The entire house is furnished to the 1853-1870 period.
The rear of the Cannonball House is occupied by a hand-molded two-story brick kitchen. The upper level of this house served as servants' quarters. Few structures of this type remain in the Southern United States today. A bronze cannon, forged in 1864 at the Macon Arsenal, is on display in front of the Cannonball House.
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  • My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this historical home. The museum docent was passionate with the history and furnishings of the home. His passion showed for the civil war -he is a civil war...  more »
  • I didn't realize my review was still in draft form. We were there on a hurricane evacuation and loved the entire area. It has to much to offer in the way of sightseeing and history. The Cannonball...  more »
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  • Absolutely fantastic. My tour guide Brenda was fantastic she answered all of my questions her and the other gentlemen that were running the place went above and beyond to find out information for me. I recommend this place to anyone.
  • We were fortunate to have a tour of this historical residence by expert historian and writer, Michael Dann Hayes. If possible, visit during the week for a small group tour. He has a wealth of knowledge to share.

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