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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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A great place to spend a hot afternoon.

This place is full of Augusta history. The displays are a little dated and some don't work... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Little Rock, Arkansas
Here for weekend

Very informative and interesting. Will come back for canal tour in future. History of textiles and... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Marie J
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1450 Greene St, Suite 400, Augusta, GA 30901-5200
+1 706-823-0440
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

This place is full of Augusta history. The displays are a little dated and some don't work anymore, but it's a cool, clean place to learn a lot about Augusta's history in a short time. Definitely worth the stop. The canal boat ride is pretty...More

Thank Roadhore
RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at Augusta Canal Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2016

Thanks for the review. We're hoping to update some of the electronics on some of our exhibits next year.

Reviewed 27 June 2016

Very informative and interesting. Will come back for canal tour in future. History of textiles and water power is great.

Thank Marie J
Reviewed 26 June 2016

My family and I decided to spend a half day in Augusta during our annual road trip vacation. We knew we had time to visit two sites in Augusta and chose the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area with its Discovery Center Boat Tour as our...More

Thank NCGodGirl
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We enjoyed our visit and felt it was worth the cost and time taken. Canal ride may not be for everyone, especially on a hot day..Discovery center is free with canal ride. The former Enterprise textile mill grounds is also quite interesting.

Thank JackR46
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Nice place to visit and take a boat ride on the canal. So much to see and learn. I loved seeing the wild life on the boat ride. The staff were friendly and informative. The store had a nice selection of souvenirs. I highly recommend...More

Thank Cynthia J
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Was there for the canal tour,with the wait time was able to take in the history of the area.It`s truly amazing how the canal was built and the factories were able to compete with the North.It is a must see if your in the Augusta...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Surpringly, similar history to Lowell MA. Nice tour on an electric boat powered with electricity produced on site from the water in the Canal. Highly recommended.

Thank mrickett
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This place is a must for the whole family. The canal boat ride is full of historical information and we also saw many turtles and great blue heron. They even provide umbrellas for shade. The interpretive center has amazing history exhibits (like a museum) and...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We love canal and mills and the history behind it all. This place does not disappoint. We went on the Civil War history cruise on the canal and really enjoyed it. Thanks to Lynn for the informative narration!

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I would recommend any visitor to Augusta to try out the canal museum and then take a ride. We signed up for civil war tour and our guide actually combined it with the history tour. It was nice to get out on the water and...More

Thank MissWorldwide1981
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20 November 2017|
Response from RebeccaBR54 | Property representative |
We are closed Wed and Thurs, but open Fri - Sun. Regular schedule. Enjoy your visit.