Historic Terminal Station

                                            THE CROWN JEWEL OF DOWNTOWN MACON                                                 

PLAN YOUR NEXT SPECIAL EVENT WITH US!

(478) 803-2520

 

Our History

Macon’s historic Terminal Station is included on the National Register of Historic Place and is part of Macon’s Historic District. The former railroad station, built in 1916 in the Beaux Arts style, was designed by architect Alfred T. Fellheimer acclaimed for his design of New York City’s revered Grand Central Terminal.

A $5-million renovation of the Terminal Station was completed in 2010 which included a new Transfer Station, updates to the waiting room and lobby, plus a new conference room and meeting room.

Set on 3-acres on Fifth Street at the foot of Cherry Street, the Terminal Station is a distinctive venue providing a dramatic backdrop for weddings, receptions, fundraisers, parties, and special occasions. 

The grand limestone building with its beautifully restored 14,000 square foot lobby features the original pale pink Tennessee marble walls and floor, gilt molding and long wooden benches which curve along two walls providing an abundance of seating for the hundreds of events the Terminal Station hosts annually.  

Originally, the majestic structure was owned by the Macon Terminal Company and served as the union station for all 15 railroads operating in Macon at that time. More than 100 arrivals daily were handled through the Macon Terminal during the 1920s and 1930s, the heyday of the city’s passenger rail.

After nearly 60 years of service, the Terminal Station closed in 1975 and in 1982 was purchased by the Georgia Power Company, serving as its local headquarters until the 1990s.

In 2002, the City of Macon purchased the Terminal Station and renovated it in 2014, restoring it to its former glory, then transferring the title to the Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority (MTA). Since that time MTA has been honored to manage this historic gem, along with its tenants and rentals.

PLANNING A SPECIAL EVENT?

For information, prices, and availability, please call (478) 803-2520, or ksands@mta-mac.com.

The Terminal Station offers a community discount rate for non-profit organizations with a 501 (C)3.

We have reinstated pre-wedding and pre-event tours and are accepting rentals for 2022 and 2023. 

NOTE: Few Saturday dates remain open on in 2022. However, there are open dates on Sunday – Friday.

Saturday 2023 dates remain, but are filling quickly.  

Terminal Station Interiors

MORE INFORMATION

FARES

Purchase bus tickets & MTA Smart Cards at the Transfer Station dispatch booth.

Also, you can purchase bus tickets on our Token Transit phone app. 

BUS ROUTES

Find the route you need, the location of bus stops, and the bus schedule for all of our routes. And if you need help, our friendly staff is ready to assist you: Fixed Route: (478) 803-2504/2505 

Paratransit: (478) 803-2521

MEDIA RELEASES

Follow MTA news here and on our Facebook page, Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority, where we post lots of photos. Stay in touch with transit! 

FORMS

Click the box below for our employment and our disability application for Paratransit. We welcome you to book Paratransit once you’re accepted. 

Historic Terminal Station

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