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Address: Fifth and Broad Streets, Augusta, GA

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Why not?!

Yes, it has interesting history. It's part of Augusta's history. Other reviewers have spoken about it, I'd say drive by. Maybe pop out of the car and take an odd pic... because... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 February 2017
United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Yes, it has interesting history. It's part of Augusta's history. Other reviewers have spoken about it, I'd say drive by. Maybe pop out of the car and take an odd pic... because why not! Especially if you have kids and want to tell them a story, which one to choose is up to you. I also take out of town... More 

Thank meetmethere22
Mansfield, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We actually passed this the first time we went by because we didn't really notice it. We turned around to look for it again, and we really didn't miss much. We wanted to see if anyone was touching it, but there was nobody there at all. Maybe if you had a historical guide it would be more interesting, but just... More 

1 Thank Charity M
Evans, Ga
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96 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

You really need to see this with a tour group or at least read the true history of this history item. What is usually told about this pillar is not correct. It was not a whipping post nor an place where people were sold. It was one pillar of many that supported the roof of a farmers market and it... More 

1 Thank tleeEvans
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely check it out if you happen to walk by, but don't make a special trip out of it. For extra fun go at night.

Thank Meg R
Augusta, Georgia
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82 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The stories of how the Pillar is haunted are fun and vary depending on who you talk to. However, the real history is an important reminder of Augusta's past. The pillar is the only remaining piece of the Central Market which was located in the middle of Broad Street. Everything which was bought and sold in Augusta in the early... More 

Thank mlorahga
Tampa, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I TOUCHED IT, and I DIED. It also turned me into a newt, but I got better! I was taunting it on a windy Halloween night, and it started chasing me threw the streets of Augusta down to the river where it pushed me in and held me under! BEWARE OF THE ggggghost!

6 Thank DBL07
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Yes, there are many stories about superstitious happenings with this pillar, but I don't believe it!

Thank Pauline53449
Little Rock, Arkansas
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437 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

The stories surrounding this thing are awesome. The Weather Channel even has a show about it. But it is actually just a column on the street corner. Unless you believe all the stories?

Thank Roadhore
Nashville, Tennessee
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191 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

The pillar is still there but there is no indication of what it is or its history. The area is very rundown with a liquor store located across the street. The row of buildings beside it are vacant and somewhat vandalized. It is a shame that the city has basically abandoned this historical artifact and local tourist attraction. There is... More 

2 Thank MTravi
Grovetown, United States
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

It's said if you touch it you will die! Well I touched it a few years ago and guess what? I will die but then again we all will. Nice bit of history and worth a walk to it if you're in downtown Augusta, GA.

Thank Charles A

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