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Augusta Canal Discovery Center

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Address: 1450 Greene St, Suite 400, Augusta, GA 30901-5200 (Formerly Augusta Canal Interpretive Center)
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+1 706-823-0440
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09:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

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Good for a field trip.

I took my high school history students here as part of a downtown field trip. The staff were friendly and the place is set up for safe wandering and some hands on activities.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Patricia S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my high school history students here as part of a downtown field trip. The staff were friendly and the place is set up for safe wandering and some hands on activities.

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Took the Heritage Boat Tour this past weekend and it was pretty cool. The speaker was very knowledgeable and entertaining. It lasted about an hour and we even got to see a swamp otter. It was a beautiful day for a boat ride, the weather was outstanding. A lot of history on the canal and I believe you get to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The rich history of Augusta Georgia can be viewed from the eyes of the toir guide. We went on this trip down the canal and saw the rich history of Augusta Georgia. You can bring food and wine. You will love the experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This was the first week that the Petersburg boats had been moved back from the headwaters to the Enterprise Mill. The canal had been drained for repair, and the full boat tour could not be made. This was because the water passage through a bridge was partially blocked. Still, the tour guide and museum were wonderfully informative.

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Thank Sean B
RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at Augusta Canal Discovery Center, responded to this review

Glad you could take our tour. Thanks for understanding about the shorter trip. More 

Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is a wonderful center for all ages to learn more about many facets of the history of Augusta, the canal, cotton and textile industries. Many hands on exhibits, a film, etc. It is located in a repurposed Textile mill. You can pay extra for a boat ride on the Canal. I've been there for school field trips. We always... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We really enjoyed our ride on the canal! Make sure to bring plenty of cold water and an umbrella on a hot day to block out the sun. Try to go on a cooler day if at all possible.

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Thank LeanAmKindle
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

If you're going to look at the history of Augusta, this is a must. It's fun, and you get to go through history and learn a lot about the city.

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

If you get the chance take the river cruise! It's fantastic! The museum is quaint and well taken care of. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area

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Thank Koozden
RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at Augusta Canal Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. More 

Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place to bring the kids and learn about the history of the canal and the Munitions industry for the civil war. Historical trip on the canal.

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The staff is very friendly and there is a cute lil' gift shop too. The place has interesting things to view and it is in a beautiful industrial setting. Taking a canal cruise is a must!

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