Museum

The Museum at Capricorn interprets the history and impact of Capricorn Records and Capricorn Sound Studios in the context of Macon’s rich music heritage. More than 1,200 square feet of artifacts, murals and interactive digital kiosks featuring music, video and text bring Capricorn’s story to life.

Capricorn Museum

Now Open

Museum Hours

Monday – Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Studio Tours

Friday – Sunday: 10 a.m.

Admission Prices

Museum: $7
Studio Tours: $5

Groups of 10 or more are eligible for museum admission group rate of $5 per person and $10 per person for museum admission plus studio tour.
Studio tours are subject to availability, depending on recording activity.

Interactive Display

Interactive DisplaysThe interpretive area is structured around a series of themes that explore the impact of the independent, Southern label on life in Macon, as well as its influences on American culture throughout the 1970s.

The story of Capricorn begins with the 1960s and Macon’s thriving Soul scene ruled by Otis Redding Jr., who was a partner in purchasing the building on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. that would become Capricorn Sound Studios.

After Redding’s untimely death in 1967, a recording studio slowly took shape, and a studio band was hired. Soon, Duane Allman would find himself in Macon at the request of Phil Walden that he put together a band.

The early-1970s success of the Allman Brothers Band propelled Capricorn Records into the nation’s consciousness. The South was suddenly the place to be. The world came to Macon, Georgia, for Capricorn’s annual BBQ and summer games, and support from the label helped put Jimmy Carter in the White House, the first Deep Southerner since the Civil War to win the job.

Set up as a hybrid digital and physical space, the interpretive area features ephemera from the label’s heyday mixed with an in-depth interactive that allows freedom of exploration beyond cases and frames. Loaded with correspondence, photos, recordings, interviews, album art, and label publicity, the digital interactive leads visitors on a self-guided tour of Capricorn Records.

Visitors can tour Capricorn’s discography through a digital record bin interactive. Sample tracks from the spectrum of the label’s output, from deep, Southern Soul to riff-heavy, prog fusion; explore publicity photos; read liner notes and original band bios; get to know the team of people and roster of talent that gave Capricorn its unique vibe.

Capricorn Museum Interior
Capricorn Museum Interior
Capricorn Museum Interior
Capricorn Museum Interior
Capricorn Museum Interior

First Floor

Second Floor

A BRIEF HISTORY OF CAPRICORN

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SOUND STUDIOS

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CAPRICORN MUSEUM

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MUSIC INCUBATOR

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OFFICE SPACE

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