Cherry Blossom Tours

March 15, 2013 

Cherry Blossom Riding Tours

1 p.m. departure Friday-Saturday and March 18-23 (no Sundays). Departs from Central City Park. Join this guided bus tour of the Cherry Blossom Trail that intrigues passengers with stops at the Woodruff House and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Arrive 15 minutes prior. 972-4677. $12.

The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. 2321 Vineville Ave. Groove with guitars, basses, drums, keyboards and clothing that belonged to the original, former and current members of the Allman Brothers Band, plus posters, photos and memorabilia. Admission: $8 adults; $6 military and seniors;$5 for groups. 741-5551.

Cannonball House

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays (last tour at 4:15 p.m.), 856 Mulberry St. Visit the 1853 Greek Revival house, and see the unexploded shell that crashed into the home during the 1864 Federal attack. 745-5982.

Douglass Theatre

11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday-Friday (tours offered), 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 742-2000.

First Presbyterian Church

1-3 p.m. March 20 and 10 a.m.-noon March 21 (tours every 15 minutes), 682 Mulberry St. Take a tour through one of Macon’s oldest churches. Parking available on First Street. 746-3223.

Fort Hawkins

Noon-4 p.m. March 15-17 and March 22-24. Fort Hawkins, Emery Highway. Enjoy tours of the three-story Blockhouse Replica and archaeological dig site while enjoying the blooms at Macon’s birthplace and 200-year-old early American frontier fort site. 742-3003. Free.

Georgia Children’s Museum

11 a.m.-noon Tuesday-Thursday, 382 Cherry St. Cherry blossom craft time. 755-9539. $4 general admission, free for children younger than 2.

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 301 Cherry St. Immerse yourself in Georgia’s greatest sports moments while touring 14,000 square feet of exhibits featuring heroes such as Bobby Jones, Hank Aaron, Gwen Torrence and Herschel Walker. 752-1585. $8 adults; $6 seniors, military and students; $3.50 ages 16 and under. Group rates for 10 or more.

Hay House

10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 18-24 (last tour at 3 p.m.). 934 Georgia Ave. Visitors will enjoy tours showcasing the circa 1855-59 Italian Renaissance Revival mansion. 742-8155. Regular admission: $11 adults; $10 seniors/military; $7 students (age 6-college); free for children under 6. Top of the House Tours, featuring three levels and the cupola: 3:30 p.m. Friday-March 24. For ages 8 and older. Regular price admission plus additional $5. Behind the Scenes Tour, featuring all seven levels of the house including the cupola: 10:30 a.m. March 16, 4:30 p.m. March 17, 4:30 p.m. March 20. Reservations required. For ages 8 and older. $25.

Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base

9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Ga. 247 and Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Aviation history comes alive with more than 100 authentic U.S. Air Force aircraft and missiles. Sit in open cockpits and see exhibits about the Flying Tigers, Tuskegee Airmen and WWII D-Day. Also, a cafe and picnic area. 926-6870. Free admission.

Museum of Arts and Sciences

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, 4182 Forsyth Road. 477-3232. Explore the difference between potential and kinetic energy and the ways that energy can transform. Dozens of interactive displays demonstrate radiant, thermal, mechanical and electrical energy. Admission: $10 adults; $8 seniors 62 and older and military; $7 students 12-17; $4 ages 2-11; and free for children under 2.

Ocmulgee National Monument Lantern Light Tours

7:30-9 p.m. March 15-17 and March 22-24. Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Guided and self-guided tours. One-mile round-trip walk. 752-8257. $5 ages 13 and older, free for children 12 and younger.

Riverside Cemetery Spring Spirit Stroll

Tours begin at 5:30 p.m. March 15-24. Riverside Cemetery Gate House, 1301 Riverside Drive. Stroll back in time on a one-hour guided walking tour of the cemetery. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 742-5328. $10.

Sidney Lanier Cottage

Tours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (last tour at 3:30 p.m.), 935 High St. Tour the nationally registered 1842 birthplace of the famous poet and musician of the Old South. 742-5084.

Tubman African American Museum

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 340 Walnut St. Devoted to African-American art, history and culture. Currently on display is an exhibit using historic photographs, documents and art to tell the story of Harriet Tubman. 743-8544. Special discounted admission price during the Cherry Blossom Festival: $5 adults; $4 college students and children ages 4-17; and free for children under 3.

Waddell Barnes Botanical Garden

8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Middle Georgia State College, 100 College Station Drive. Enjoy an easy-to-follow self-guided tour of the gardens. Be sure to see the Cherry Tree Garden. Free.

Woodruff House

10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 15-16 and March 18-23. 988 Bond St. Visit this Antebellum mansion and admire the Ikebana Japanese flower arranging exhibit courtesy of the Middle Georgia Chapter of Ikebana International. 365-3899. $5.

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