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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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Tue - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Guided canal boat tours depart daily from the Augusta Canal Discovery...

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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Awesome place!

Growing up my husband and i swam down at the waterfall part past the bridge when you take a left on the path And walk down And take another left you can't miss it, it will be on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Augusta, Georgia
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Augusta, Georgia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Growing up my husband and i swam down at the waterfall part past the bridge when you take a left on the path And walk down And take another left you can't miss it, it will be on the right! We still do with our kids during the summer we also fish in the canal for sport and kayak and... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very calming pleasant trip along the canal in a Peters burg boat very large and roomy used original for carrying cotton etc great commentary very informative

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

So glad you enjoyed your boat tour. Our guides are always studying and adding new information and stories to their tour narratives. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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87 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for the canal tour, but after walking through the museum and watching the film, they told us that the canal tour had to be cancelled because the boat hit something. We were disappointed, but they did give us our money back. The museum is interesting, although you can pretty much see and read everything in 30-45 mins.

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Warrenville, South Carolina
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I received this tour through a silent auction, and we are so glad we got to tour the canal. The sights are beautiful and gives a different perspective of Augusta. The tour guide is very informative and you gain a new knowlege of how Augusta grew from having a canal system. Great for everyone in the family.... More 

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

So glad you had a good experience on the canal. We often donate tickets to local worthy causes and it is great to know they are used and enjoyed. Thanks for letting folks know. More 

Augusta, Georgia
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71 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

It is a nice place to visit on a lazy afternoon or rainy weather during the week. You can learn more about Augusta and how important the waterways were in early America. It is pretty much a self guided tour for a nominal fee. It is located on the edge of the downtown area. There is free parking in front... More 

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

I always think it's interesting to find out how a city became what it is today, and the Canal Discovery Center is a good place to learn a piece of that story. More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

If you go see the movie first before you take the canal tour. Ride on a long boat thru the canal..beautiful scenery and history lesson. Seeing the architecture on the shore so interesting. Then tour the museum.

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

Now that our early spring is bringing the trees into bloom, the canal is looking quite lovely. Fun time for bird watchers, too, as many migratory birds are visiting now. More 

North Augusta, South Carolina
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have not been. I will go in the very near future. i would love to tour the canal. Augusta has a lot offer.

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

We hope you have a pleasant experience when you visit us. More 

Augusta, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It is not a destination place where you'd drive hours just to visit, but if you are in town it is well worth a visit. Nicely done and very interesting to learn about the history of Augusta and why the town even exists where it is. I have been to the center several times hosting out of town visitors, yet... More 

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Evans, Ga
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340 reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Need to spend some time walking through this museum and it has some very interesting exhibits. It also has some great gifts options at their museum store

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Thank tleeEvans
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

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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