Macon is said to be a pretty haunted place, full of eerie stories and folklore chilling enough for even the biggest paranormal enthusiast. Travel through our historic streets learning of the spooky tales and happy haunts that call Macon home, too. This October is full of hair-raising Halloween activities that you dare not to miss. Here is your ghostly guide to all-things spooky during your stay in Macon. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Halloween At Hay House
October 25 - 30
Experience Hay House after dark! Go behind the scenes at what Architectural Digest magazine calls one of the “13 Most Beautiful Haunted Destinations Around the World.” Gear up for some scary fun at Halloween Hay Day! This family friendly event at Macon’s Hay House features free tours of Hay House, trick-or-treating goody bags, and plenty of fun for the entire family. Or, tour through one of Macon’s most bone-chillingly haunted neighborhoods.
Venture out into the night if you dare and discover a hidden world this spooky season with ghost.
More Happy Haunts
Macon Macabre Tour
October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 and November 13
Join Rock Candy Tours on the Macon Macabre Tour, a ghost, murder and mayhem Macon history tour that focuses on Downtown Macon's nightlife and businesses. This 1.5 hour easy walking tour starts at Just Tap'd at 8:00 p.m. and ends at Parish on Cherry around 9:30 p.m.
The cost of the Macon Macabre Tour is $15 per person and guests are allowed to carry open containers in approved cups purchased from one of Downtown Macon's many restaurants or clubs.
Rose Hill Cemetery
Meander through the 80-acre Rose Hill Cemetery, established in 1840 and on the National Register of Historic Places. Find the final resting place of Allman Brothers Band musicians, United States senators, governors and 600 Civil War Soldiers. Limited handicap accessible.
Rose Hill Ramble Weekend | October 25 at 2 P.M.
Rose Hill Rambles are conducted in the historic Rose Hill Cemetery and require participants to cross uneven terrain at times and be able to walk and/or stand for about 1.5 hours. The tour is free for members of the Friends of Rose Hill and $5 for the general public. The inimitable Jim Barfield, who began leading rambles in 1990, will be at the helm of the tour. Jim will start in the William Wolfe section of the cemetery, then go to the Johnston-Bond crypts.
Oktoberfest with Tubman Museum
An Outdoor Parking Lot Party— Featuring "Just Friends" VS "Hollingshed Band." There will be a Cash Bar, Food Trucks or bring your own food. All proceeds will benefit the Tubman Museum and The Richard Keil Center for Racial Understanding & Social Justice.