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Address: 301 College Ave, In front of City Hall, Athens, GA 30601
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This gun was designed during the Civil War and is the only double barrel...

This gun was designed during the Civil War and is the only double barrel cannon of its kind.

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If you are a military buff, this is really cool. Did not expect to see this on our walk, but really made me take notice. Two blocks away, there is a beautiful white marble... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Randy N
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Plymouth, Michigan
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Athens, Georgia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a strange and twisted contraption! I understand their concept but execution of the design proved it was not a good one. Pretty tough to time the firing of both cannon barrels thus a dire outcome for whoever was in the wrong place the one time it was fired. Every time I walk past this thing I can't help but... More 

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Thank mobiusfraser
Plymouth, Michigan
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130 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a military buff, this is really cool. Did not expect to see this on our walk, but really made me take notice. Two blocks away, there is a beautiful white marble building. I think it was the water Department?

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Thank Randy N
Marietta, Georgia
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317 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Located at the Courthouse in downtown Athens. This one of a kind cannon is interesting. The plaque tells you what you need to know. This is something you can walk to while wandering around downtown. 5 minutes time, unless kids want pictures.

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Thank Bulldog82
Georgia
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

It's a cannon. My husband is jazzed about it because it's double-barrled, but I'm like...it didn't ever work *because* it's double-barreled so....Hooray for a weapon that never worked? But my husband is excited about and thinks it's a neat piece of history, so I guess it depends on the viewer. :)

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Thank Bridget810
Atlanta GA
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is the best double barreled cannon I've ever seen. That said it's also the only one. It's a cannon in front of city hall. You can probably spend all of 15 minutes looking at it if you take your time. It's a neat thing to see and a cool part of history, just make sure you have other plans... More 

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Forest City, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I took a picture of the double barreled cannon and read the article summary describing the details concerning it.

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Thank sparkyshine56
Athens, Georgia
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

For the life of me I can't understand why this double barreled cannon is listed as an attraction. You take a look at it and wonder how it could every work. Beyond that, there's not much to say about it. There are many more interesting things to do in Athens than to spend time "viewing" this. But, if you are... More 

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Thank RetiredDawg
Athens, Georgia
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

While not being a great artistic masterpiece, The Double Barreled Cannon is worth a trip and photo. Its great location by City Hall always makes a good photo. Put the photo in with your others of Downtown Athens and the colorful bulldawgs, heck, even throw in some of the locally painted fire hydrants and you have a local art folder... More 

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Thank Stan M
Georgia
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59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I guess you could file this under "It sounded good at the time..." A double-barrelled cannon designed to do what you would think--fire 2 cannonballs at once. However, they decided it would be a good idea to connect the 2 with a chain--wrong! The trick was to get the two barrels to fire at the same time and apparently that... More 

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Thank Buckmode
Athens, GA
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The double barreled canon is located downtown at the city hall. It is a quick tour stop around Athens. The story is interesting, good idea but didn't work out very well. Take a walk around downtown and check it out.

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