The museum is located at 2321 Vineville Avenue in Macon, Georgia. Tickets for the tour may be purchased here.
CLOSED DECEMBER 31 – JANUARY 10
Below are just a few of the great items from the archives and memorabilia you’ll find on display at The Big House Museum.
Macon native Steve Penley’s rendition of the Fillmore East Album cover is a focal point of this room as well as posters chronologically hung from all eras of the Allman Brothers Band’s history, as well as multitudes of Gold Records. This is also the room where founding guitarist Dickey Betts, although not a full-time resident here, slept on a pull¬out couch quite often with his girlfriend Sandy Blue Sky. On the wall is an overview of the band’s history in concert posters, arranged chronologically from left to right.
The Filmore East Room
If the walls in this room could talk, what a story they would tell. This is the room where the original ABB would jam and rehearse. One of the instrumentals from their At Fillmore East record, “Hot ‘Lanta” was conceived in this room. This room showcases instruments and memorabilia from the original band and memorabilia from before their days with the ABB. Gov’t Mule was also created and conceived in here.
The Old Dining Room
The pool table in this room was once housed with Gregg and Cher. The display cases showcase items from the band from 1973 to present. See rare items such as Lamar Williams’ jacket that he wore while performing at a benefit for then-Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign in 1975.
The Living Room
Display cases show off instruments, phone books and hand written lyrics to many of the band’s work. Stand and gaze out the window where Dickey Betts wrote “Blue Sky” and you will see the church that is referenced in this iconic song.
Duane Allman’s Bedroom
Brittany Oakley’s Bedroom
The colorful wallpaper says it all. This was a cheerful place in the house as this is the area that Linda, Berry and their daughter occupied. Her room is full of toys, including her original dollhouse. Her closet includes the actual dress that she wore on the back cover of the Brothers and Sisters LP.
The “Casbah” / Music Room
The Roadie Room
This room is sponsored by Craig Stevens’ family. The hardest working folks in the rock world are the roadies. And the ABB roadies are legendary. This room is a tribute to all of them, both past and present. Originally this was Duane Allman’s daughter Galadrielle’s nursery.
Proudly displayed here is an original vintage table from the famous H&H Restaurant, whose proprietor Louise Hudson became the band’s second mama: “Mama Louise”. Feel even more vibes as you stand in this, the very room that Dickey Betts wrote the Allman Brothers Band’s most commercially successful hit song, “Ramblin’ Man”, which references Vineville Avenue as Highway 41.
The Walk-In Closet
Formerly a walk-in closet, these walls contain promotional photos of every different Allman Brothers Band line-up from 1969-present. There are also colorful concert posters, magazine covers, and vintage photographs.
Candace Oakley and Gregg Allman Room
Displays in this room include a rotating jewelry case full of rare ephemera, items from Sea Level, the one and only Twiggs Lyndon, Jaimoe, Buffalo Evans, Allen Woody, and others! Concert posters from every era grace the walls.