Cherry Blossom Festival Tours and Attractions

March 21, 2014 

Cherry Blossom Riding Tours

1 p.m. departure March 21-30 (no Sundays). Departs from Central City Park. Join this guided bus tour of the Cherry Blossom Trail. $12 for step-on guide; $18 for Cherry Blossom Festival bus.

The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. 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: $3.75-$7. 478-741-5551. www.thebighousemuseum.org.

Cannonball House

10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 856 Mulberry St. Visit the 1853 Greek Revival house, and see the unexploded shell that crashed into the home during the 1864 Federal attack. Admission: $3-$6. 478-745-5982. www.cannonballhouse.org.

Douglass Theatre

Noon-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Tours available of this historic theater, which in its height hosted artists such as Otis Redding, Bessie Smith, James Brown, Ma Rainey and Little Richard. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org.

Federated Garden Club

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 730 College St. Guided tours of historic 1910 Joseph Neel House designed by Georgia architect Neel Reid. Admission: $5. 478-742-0921. www.fgcmacon.org.

Fort Hawkins

Noon-4 p.m. March 22-23 and March 29-30. Maynard Street at Emery Highway. Tour 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. 478-742-3003. www.forthawkins.com. Free.

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 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. Admission: $3.50-$8. 478-752-1585. www.gshf.org.

Hay House

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, 934 Georgia Ave. Visitors will enjoy tours showcasing the 1855-59 Italian Renaissance Revival mansion. A Walk Through the Past: Tracing the Steps of the Johnston, Felton and Hay Families: 1-4 p.m. March 21-22 and 28-29, $40, includes a snack. Behind the Scenes Tours: 10 a.m. March 16 and 23, $25. Top of the House and other tours available for groups. 478-742-8155. www.hayhouse.org.

Museum of Arts and Sciences

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 4182 Forsyth Road. Interactive exhibitions and displays, plus art displays and live animals. Admission: $5-$10. 478-477-3232. www.masmacon.com.

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. Admission: Free. 478-926-6870. www.museumofaviation.org.

Ocmulgee National Monument Lantern Light Tours

7:30-9 p.m. March 21-23 and March 28-30, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Guided and self-guided tours. One-mile round-trip walk. Admission: $5. 478-752-8257. nps.gov/ocmu.

Riverside Cemetery Spring Spirit Stroll

Tours begin at 6 p.m. March 21-30, 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. Admission: $10. 478-742-5328. www.riversidecemeteryconservancy.org.

Sidney Lanier Cottage

Tours 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 935 High St. Tour the nationally registered 1842 birthplace of the famous poet and musician of the Old South. Admission: Free. 478-742-5084.

Tubman African American Museum

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 340 Walnut St. Devoted to African-American art, history and culture. Admission: $5-$10. 478-743-8544. www.tubmanmuseum.com.

Waddell Barnes Botanical Gardens

8 a.m.-6 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. Admission: Free. www.mga.edu.

Woodruff House

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 21-22 and 24-29, 988 Bond St. Visit this Antebellum mansion and admire the Ikebana Japanese flower arranging exhibit courtesy of the Middle Georgia Chapter of Ikebana International. Admission: $5. 478-365-3899.

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