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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Cottage was constructed in 1840 and Sidney Lanier was born here on February 3, 1842.

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Tour the birth home of Sidney Lanier and enjoy great artifacts from Georgia’s own poet, musician, author, and Civil War veteran.


The cottage is a great place for your next event - whether it's a wedding or bridal shower, an office Christmas party or business meeting.

About Us

The Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum is the birthplace of noted poet, musician, and soldier, Sidney Lanier (1842-1881). With nearly 175 years of rich history, The Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated a Landmark of American Music and a Landmark of American Poetry.

Among the objects on view at the Cottage museum are one of Sidney Lanier’s flutes (a silver, alto flute made by the Badger Flute Company), Mary Day’s wedding dress of 1867, and several portraits and first editions.

The Cottage museum is open each week on Thursday and Friday and is available for school and group tours. We hope you’ll visit the museum today.

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