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Augusta Canal Discovery Center

1450 Greene St, Suite 400, Augusta, GA 30901-5200
+1 706-823-0440
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Historical and Informative

Was there for the canal tour,with the wait time was able to take in the history of the area.It`s... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2016
James T
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Columbia,Sc
Boat ride on the Canal

Surpringly, similar history to Lowell MA. Nice tour on an electric boat powered with electricity... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2016
mrickett
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Vermont
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Guided canal boat tours depart daily from the Augusta Canal Discovery Center, an interactive interpretive museum that tells the history of Augusta's 1845 canal and industrial revolution in the American South. Housed in a 19th century cotton mill. Gift shop on site.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“boat ride” (31 reviews)
“augusta canal” (42 reviews)
“civil war” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1450 Greene St, Suite 400, Augusta, GA 30901-5200
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+1 706-823-0440
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

Was there for the canal tour,with the wait time was able to take in the history of the area.It`s truly amazing how the canal was built and the factories were able to compete with the North.It is a must see if your in the Augusta...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Surpringly, similar history to Lowell MA. Nice tour on an electric boat powered with electricity produced on site from the water in the Canal. Highly recommended.

Thank mrickett
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This place is a must for the whole family. The canal boat ride is full of historical information and we also saw many turtles and great blue heron. They even provide umbrellas for shade. The interpretive center has amazing history exhibits (like a museum) and...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We love canal and mills and the history behind it all. This place does not disappoint. We went on the Civil War history cruise on the canal and really enjoyed it. Thanks to Lynn for the informative narration!

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I would recommend any visitor to Augusta to try out the canal museum and then take a ride. We signed up for civil war tour and our guide actually combined it with the history tour. It was nice to get out on the water and...More

Thank MissWorldwide1981
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We had hoped to go on a canal ride, but due to all the school excursions we couldn't. We walked through the free section of the center and learned a lot about the canal and its impact on Augusta.

1  Thank Laurie F
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The 2 hour afternoon boat tour was great. Learned a lot about Augusta that I didn't know. Employees were courteous.

Thank Keubanks
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent two interesting hours at this interpretive center that focuses on the Augusta Canal. We found the displays well thought out, interesting and understandable. This center gives a very accurate look at how water power was the key to why the...More

Thank Minneapolisdoyle
RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at Augusta Canal Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2016

Thanks for the kind comments. We know the big old building presents some directional challenges and GPS gets you close, but not to our particular door. I'll pass your comments on to the ticket desk staff.

Reviewed 26 April 2016

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is a must see while in Augusta. Miss Laney was born a free slave and started the first all black elementary & nursing school. We were there just after the Masters golf tournament & they had a...More

Thank ILove2Travel1944
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Nice museum housed in an old textile mill. Great to get an overview of Augusta's history. Exhibits were interesting and gave information on the history of the textile industry in Augusta.

Thank JCH86
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