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Double Barreled Cannon

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Right in the center of Downtown

This was a neat thing to see. Very accessible with lots of (paid) parking nearby. Prominently... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Two shots for one

Well worth the stop to see the one of a kind cannon. Read the plaque to find out its history. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tucker, Georgia
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This gun was designed during the Civil War and is the only double barrel cannon of its kind.
301 College Ave, In front of City Hall, Athens, GA 30601-2715
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a neat thing to see. Very accessible with lots of (paid) parking nearby. Prominently displayed.

Thank dlmccool
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the stop to see the one of a kind cannon. Read the plaque to find out its history. The idea was well ahead of the technology needed to make it work. Look up to see the dome on the old court house as...More

Thank charleslambert392
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Your going to walk right past the city hall at some point during a downtown Athens visit so you might as well stop and get a picture. I did...

Thank jk57421
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Yes, double barreled. Display on the corner of Hancock and College you can see a piece of history and learn about its exsistence on the Historical Plaque explaining its background. Great photo opportunity, keepsake, as well

Thank dwmantooth
Reviewed 30 July 2018

If you park close, you will have to pay to park, so try to blend this quick activity with exploring downtown. I could not help but try to solve the problem of setting both cannon off at the same time. This is also a good...More

Thank joe85148
Reviewed 19 July 2018

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.

Thank jwmcrazynurse
Reviewed 13 July 2018

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
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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
Reviewed 1 July 2018

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
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.

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