The Big House Museum in Macon is Full of Music History

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The entryway to The Big House is a colorful work of art (Photographer Nate Weeks)

Recently I was given a tour of The Big House Museum by poet and author John Charles Griffin. Griffin is on the Board of Trustees for the museum and knows many stories about the thousands of items on display.

John Charles Griffin is an author, a poet, and a musician who lives in Macon (Photographer Nate Weeks)

The first thing that is apparent when you enter The Big House Museum is how many items are on display. Posters, photographs, and art work line the walls. There are numerous special exhibits highlighting aspects of the band's history as well as Macon during the early 70's.

The Big House Museum is a stately home off of Vineville Avenue in Macon (Photographer Nate Weeks)

A mural on the wall shows the original band at the Fillmore East in New York City back in late June of 1971.

A painting of the Allman Brothers Band surrounded by some of their awards (Photographer Nate Weeks)

A special exhibit near the entrance shows the exact area of the museum where the Allman Brothers Band once practiced. Every space on the walls and in displays is full of mementos, awards, correspondence, and photographs.

Looking at this exhibit it is easy to imagine them playing right in front of you (Photographer Nate Weeks)

You can find photos of other famous people like Cher, Oprah, Otis Redding, and even Jimmy Carter before he was elected president. A photograph of H&H Soul Food Restaurant's Mama Louise as well as a table from the Macon eatery is located in the museum kitchen.

This photo of Oprah and Mama Louise of H&H is on display on the pool table exhibit (Photographer John Charles Griffin)

The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House is an impressive monument to a band that left a big mark on Macon and the world. Any music fans in middle Georgia should visit at least once to this special place in the heart of Georgia.

One wall contains photos of the members of The Allman Brothers Band throughout the years (Photographer Nate Weeks)

The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House is an impressive monument to a band that left a big mark on Macon and the world. Any music fans in middle Georgia should visit at least once to this special place in the heart of Georgia.

Tickets for the museum are $15 for adults, with seniors or military members paying $13, and tickets for children 10 to 18 are $10. The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House is located at 2321 Vineville Avenue in Macon.

President Jimmy Carter received the endorsement of The Allman Brothers Band during his campaign (Photographer Nate Weeks)
A replica of a piece of artwork by Flournoy Holmes (Photographer Nate Weeks)
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