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“A great introduction into the history of Augusta”

Augusta Canal Discovery Center
Ranked #5 of 52 things to do in Augusta
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is one of the first places you should visit if you are visiting Augusta. There's a lot of great information about the area before the canal, and afterwards, as well as civil war history. We spent several hours here and then took one of the electric boat up the canal. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

I love this place. They show movies about the town of Augusta and its history. The building was used for cotton many years ago. They have a great selection of gifts for the best price in town. You can also ask for recommendations for what else to do in that area. Near some great restaurants.

1  Thank LoveValue-Quality
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Reviewed 18 November 2013 via mobile

It's not what it used to be but it's still a great place to spend an afternoon with your family. At night the place gets a bit sketchy but that just the city life I guess. If the weather is right and you are looking for a romantic place to hang out at... I say go for it!

1  Thank ScarletSnow
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

This is a unique place of history with so much information about a historical past of Georgia and Augusta in particular. There us a canal nearby and we took a boat ride on the canal.
Very quiet and uneventful and the canal waters so peaceful.
A family outing with children for sure.

1  Thank crystalgeorgia2016
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

The Augusta Canal, located near downtown Augusta, was built before the Civil War to bring power and industry to Augusta. It is still operational today. A National Historic Site, it offers a small museum/interpretive center, and canal boat rides. The rides are at 10:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Also some special evening cruises with sunsets and musical entertainment.
We took the 1;30 Civil War cruise. It pointed out the many sites of importance in Augusta during the Civil War. Quite interesting for us Northerners.
The fall colors were beginning to change along the shores and it was a peaceful, scenic and informative trip.
There were several school groups there, but they were all going on their own boats. Our boat had all adults and was quite relaxing. It was $12.50 per adult

4  Thank Go-whenever-I-can
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