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Double Barreled Cannon

301 College Ave, In front of City Hall, Athens, GA 30601-2715
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very neat unique landmark

How can you visit Athens and NOT see the double barreled cannon at least once. Neat to see and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jwmcrazynurse
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Augusta, Georgia
It's a cool stop

When you're walking down the main street in Athens, it's right here so it's a neat little stop... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BethMorrison6
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Dalton, Georgia
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This gun was designed during the Civil War and is the only double barrel cannon of its kind.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average24%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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301 College Ave, In front of City Hall, Athens, GA 30601-2715
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you're walking down the main street in Athens, it's right here so it's a neat little stop. Nothing to go out of the way to see.

Thank BethMorrison6
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the only, if not the only, remaining Double Barreled Cannons in the USA, it sits in downtown Athens and, like the Tree That Owns Itself, is unique to Athens. I've never heard of another one on display, anywhere else. From the ACC website:...More

Thank breadladyuga
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see for first time visitors to Athens, GA. It was an interesting but failed attempt to develop a more lethal weapon during the civil war.

Thank DaveHim
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

I've seen many cannons in my journeys, but not like this one! It has been beautifully preserved and restored. There is a local joke that it is pointing North.

1  Thank Bruce F
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

The Double Barreled Cannon in Athens is exactly what you see in the photo. If your wandering the area, I suppose its worth stopping to read the plaque?

2  Thank menbx5
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

It is what is says, a double barreled cannon. Was a nice walk past the University and it was located right by the street. Had a plaque explaining its place in Athen’s History. Unique piece of history in a nice part of town.

1  Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

It is a double barreled cannon which was made in Athens during the civil war. It was supposed to shoot 2 cannon balls connected by a chain. It didn't work because the 2 shots could not go off at exactly the same time. It sits...More

1  Thank gashrink
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

when you are walking arouind downtown Athens, stop by City Hall and see the double barreled cannon. built during the civil war to mow down those darn yankee troops

1  Thank jimD5096GQ
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Living in Athens for 14 years this is a must when walking around downtown Athens Sits in front of the courthouse not far from the famous Arch of the University of Georgia Read the plaque and discover why this was the only one built....

1  Thank gand9480
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