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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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Great Local History!

You should take the canal tour along with visiting the museum. This is a "must" visit for history... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
davidpS7730SF
Interesting Boat Ride

We took the boat tour which was very informative, lots of interesting history. The Discovery... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Susan T
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Hinsdale, Illinois
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1450 Greene St, Suite 400, Augusta, GA 30901-5200
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

You should take the canal tour along with visiting the museum. This is a "must" visit for history buffs - especially for newcomers to the south.

Thank davidpS7730SF
RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at Augusta Canal Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

So glad you found the boat tour interesting. I'll pass your kind comment on to our tour staff.

Reviewed 21 June 2017

We took the boat tour which was very informative, lots of interesting history. The Discovery Center had a lot of well done displays. Better to do the morning boat ride if it is hot. Bring sunscreen and a hat!

Thank Susan T
RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at Augusta Canal Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Yes, it does get a little hot out on the tour boat in our Georgia summer afternoons. So in July and August the last tour of the day is at 1:30.

Reviewed 14 June 2017

We had neither the time nor the interest in taking a canal boat tour but I am sure it would be worth the time for those who have never been through locks before. Our time in the museum learning about the textile mills in the...More

Thank MisterBuster
RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at Augusta Canal Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Glad you enjoyed your time in the Canal Discovery Center. It tells an interesting story of American history- the rise and decline of the industrial revolution in the Southern states. Hope you'll be able to come back some time and enjoy a boat tour. Although...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017

Again, we visit Augusta many times & this was our first visit to this Center. It was fascinating. I especially love the fact that it is in an original building. DEFINITELY take the 1 hour boat trip on the canal!

Thank brianbX5838WO
RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at Augusta Canal Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is a good place to learn about the Augusta Canal and how important it was to the CSRA economy. Nicely preserved antiques and pictures to view. It is usually a quiet place and schools come here on field trips too. Come down take some...More

Thank Dana-Da-Dane
RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at Augusta Canal Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thanks for visiting.

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We just happened too be in the area & decided to stop by at the last minute. It was well worth the 2 hours we stayed there four the boat ride and the museum. The museum centers around the history of the old cotton industry....More

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The very interesting Discovery Center is located in a former mill along the Augusta Canal. Spend 30 mins. there, see the short movie and consider the challenge building the canal essentially by hand. The exhibit is free. Optional Petersburg Boat cruise at $14 was a...More

Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Not a very big museum. Admission a bit on the high side for what you experience. Make sure you see the video before taking the tour. Learned quite a bit about the hardships of the mill workers and why and how the canal was built....More

Thank HotlantaSportsFan
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This discovery center is located in the historic Enterprise Mill. It's a fabulous building and fortunate that it was never destroyed. There is a short informative film to see and then lots of exhibits to read & listen to as you walk around the museum....More

Thank lovingretirementat55
RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at Augusta Canal Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Every town has a story to tell, and Augusta's is an interesting one. Hope you took the boat tour, too.

Reviewed 24 April 2017

My husband and I took the Peterson Boat music tour of the Augusta Canal. The captain stopped the boat under several of the canal bridges so the guests could enjoy the enhanced accoustics. The musicians played light jazz (six string bass and sax) and sang....More

Thank Myrna B
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