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Double Barreled Cannon

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Yes, this is serious

When I first arrived in Athens, I was perplexed by the sign describing the trajectory of the balls... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
615ps
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Athens, Georgia
One of a kind item

It is worth your time to visit this site, especially if you are interested in history. Children... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2018
T7251HAdanb
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Athens, Georgia
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This gun was designed during the Civil War and is the only double barrel cannon of its kind.
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301 College Ave, In front of City Hall, Athens, GA 30601-2715
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Reviewed 4 days ago

When I first arrived in Athens, I was perplexed by the sign describing the trajectory of the balls when this items was tested, which it described as "erratic" because they could never quite get the timing of the balls' release from the chamber down, if...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 615ps
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cool piece of history as there are not many of these remaining. It is easily accessible and a fun thing for the kids or adult kids to see while in downtown.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DawgExplorer
Reviewed 30 December 2018

cool photo op in front on A nice public building,I cant leave a review of less than one hundred letters ,but that is pretty much all it is:) LOL

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank newworldsamuri32
Reviewed 29 December 2018

It is worth your time to visit this site, especially if you are interested in history. Children are almost always fascinated by such things.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank T7251HAdanb
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This was a neat thing to see. Very accessible with lots of (paid) parking nearby. Prominently displayed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dlmccool
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Well worth the stop to see the one of a kind cannon. Read the plaque to find out its history. The idea was well ahead of the technology needed to make it work. Look up to see the dome on the old court house as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank charleslambert392
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Your going to walk right past the city hall at some point during a downtown Athens visit so you might as well stop and get a picture. I did...

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jk57421
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Yes, double barreled. Display on the corner of Hancock and College you can see a piece of history and learn about its exsistence on the Historical Plaque explaining its background. Great photo opportunity, keepsake, as well

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dwmantooth
Reviewed 29 July 2018

If you park close, you will have to pay to park, so try to blend this quick activity with exploring downtown. I could not help but try to solve the problem of setting both cannon off at the same time. This is also a good...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank joe85148
Reviewed 18 July 2018

How can you visit Athens and NOT see the double barreled cannon at least once. Neat to see and read about the history for history buffs. Been a land mark for many years.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jwmcrazynurse
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