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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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I would recommend any visitor to Augusta to try out the canal museum and then take a ride. We... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2016
Newnan, Georgia
via mobile
Nice overview of the canal

We had hoped to go on a canal ride, but due to all the school excursions we couldn't. We walked... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2016
Laurie F
Lowell, Massachusetts
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1450 Greene St, Suite 400, Augusta, GA 30901-5200
+1 706-823-0440
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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I would recommend any visitor to Augusta to try out the canal museum and then take a ride. We signed up for civil war tour and our guide actually combined it with the history tour. It was nice to get out on the water and...More

Thank MissWorldwide1981
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We had hoped to go on a canal ride, but due to all the school excursions we couldn't. We walked through the free section of the center and learned a lot about the canal and its impact on Augusta.

1  Thank Laurie F
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The 2 hour afternoon boat tour was great. Learned a lot about Augusta that I didn't know. Employees were courteous.

Thank Keubanks
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent two interesting hours at this interpretive center that focuses on the Augusta Canal. We found the displays well thought out, interesting and understandable. This center gives a very accurate look at how water power was the key to why the...More

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

Thanks for the kind comments. We know the big old building presents some directional challenges and GPS gets you close, but not to our particular door. I'll pass your comments on to the ticket desk staff.

Reviewed 26 April 2016

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is a must see while in Augusta. Miss Laney was born a free slave and started the first all black elementary & nursing school. We were there just after the Masters golf tournament & they had a...More

Thank ILove2Travel1944
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Nice museum housed in an old textile mill. Great to get an overview of Augusta's history. Exhibits were interesting and gave information on the history of the textile industry in Augusta.

Thank JCH86
Reviewed 25 April 2016

A great place for families. Don't pass on watching the movie. It gives you the background for the Discovery Center. You can touch and feel the exhibits!

Thank BovianM
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We saw the video about the importance of the Augusta Canal, walked through the center, and took a ride on the Augusta Canal. Our guide was excellent and full of information. She answered everything asked of her. I was amazed at her knowledge. We enjoyed...More

Thank gardener5082
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We went for the river boat tour and it had been cancelled for the day because it had been lightly drizzling. Very disappointed. The old bldg was neat though.

Thank nativeprincess35
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Lovely film taking you down history lane of how the canal came into being. Interactive museum shows the life in the south as a child, as a cotton Merchant and how United yet divided at the turn on century.

Thank Sonal p
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Glad you enjoyed your time at Augusta Canal. We get many visitors with Mill connections. FYI- we changed our name from Interpretive to Discovery Center last year. Please come again --maybe when the weather not as hot !
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