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Double Barreled Cannon

301 College Ave, In front of City Hall, Athens, GA 30601
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Neat landmark

It is a cannon that has two barrels. It is in front of City Hall in Athens GA. Not sure what else I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
5MouseFans
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Allentown, PA
An unusual find

This unique double-barreled cannon was created for possible use during the Civil War, but never... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
carolynn762
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This gun was designed during the Civil War and is the only double barrel cannon of its kind.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good45%
  • Average22%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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301 College Ave, In front of City Hall, Athens, GA 30601
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a cannon that has two barrels. It is in front of City Hall in Athens GA. Not sure what else I can say about it. Interesting to check out, but there's not much to it other than to read the plaque nearby.

Thank 5MouseFans
Reviewed 1 week ago

This unique double-barreled cannon was created for possible use during the Civil War, but never actually saw action. It was one of those "better in theory than in practice" creations, but a great unique item for history buffs to find.

Thank carolynn762
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here we have a not so civil, Civil War weapon. Rumor has it that the design was leaked by the Yanks so that the Confederates would do themselves in when the thing was fired. Fortunately, the Rebs figured out in testing that the firing mechanism...More

Thank FredL757
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been a trademark for Athens for over 50 years and is worth seeing. I do not think these types ever really worked properly but there are very few of them which were ever made. It is something which everyone needs to see when...More

Thank StanD72727
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Pretty much as exciting as it seems. Not tremendously thrilling, but what can you say? It is indeed a double barreled cannon. Go Dawgs.

Thank Allison C
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a real cannon. It was forged at the Chicopee Mill (home of UGA Physical Plant now) when it was a foundry. (It was later a Johnson and Johnson gauze mill, hence the "mill" in the name.) The idea was to fire 2 cannonballs...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Only double barrel canon ever built. Varying stories about the canon exist, but they all end in disaster and the civil war went on without it.

Thank Albert V
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Where else do they display a piece of junk that didn't prove practical for the civil war as a must see attraction. Folks there is a lot to see and do in Athens and the surrounding communities, but it is time to melt this oddity...More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 18 April 2017

What a strange and twisted contraption! I understand their concept but execution of the design proved it was not a good one. Pretty tough to time the firing of both cannon barrels thus a dire outcome for whoever was in the wrong place the one...More

1  Thank mobiusfraser
Reviewed 4 April 2017

If you are a military buff, this is really cool. Did not expect to see this on our walk, but really made me take notice. Two blocks away, there is a beautiful white marble building. I think it was the water Department?

Thank Randy N
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