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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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History at its finest

This is a must see tour when visiting Augusta. Its also a wonderful one if you live here. Do the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
belindawaters2016
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Augusta, Georgia
Interesting, relaxing ride down the river

Informative and delightful ride down the river on a beautiful sunny day, what more could you ask... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Albert B
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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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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1450 Greene St, Suite 400, Augusta, GA 30901-5200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must see tour when visiting Augusta. Its also a wonderful one if you live here. Do the canal tour and enjoy the wild life and the beautiful canal water.

Thank belindawaters2016
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Informative and delightful ride down the river on a beautiful sunny day, what more could you ask for? Guide helped make the trip fun and a great learning experience.

Thank Albert B
RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at Augusta Canal Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

So glad you enjoyed your tour. We're lucky that Augusta's weather lets us get out and enjoy our canal almost year-round.

Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Had gone to for a cruise on boat.Toor was professionally conducted.Nice boat ride with good scenery.Guide provided good overview and history.

Thank Mehmoodmewat
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This museum was just okay for me but my husband wanted to do it and seemed to enjoy the exhibits; I liked the grounds and area around the river more so probably won't visit again unless we take the boat tour.

Thank 478camenw
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I brought family visiting from out of town here to take a one hour canal boat tour so they could learn about the area in a neat way. The boat tour was very informative about the history of the mills and structures along the canal,...More

Thank Jessica O
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We very much enjoyed the canal boat ride and the guide's narration concerning the history of the canal, the impact on the city, and the efforts to re-vitalize the area. Be sure and watch the movie before taking the boat ride. Very friendly personnel.

Thank Bill P
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.

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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 20 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!

1  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

1  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 8 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.

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