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Double Barreled Cannon

Athens, GA
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Ranked #18 of 23 attractions in Athens
Type: Other
Description: This gun was designed during the Civil War and is the only double barrel cannon of its kind.
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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you're interested in devices designed to kill people that never worked this is a great sight. Otherwise, it's a piece of scrap iron- forget it.

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Bradenton, Florida
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123 reviews 123 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

I have to say, I never even knew such a thing was invented. Great idea but needed some work in the day. Never did get it to work properly. Great history.

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Churchville, NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Its a double-barreled Cannon, what more is there to say? Close to all the action, and close to the hotel Indigo where we stayed. We walked by it a dozen times.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

That's probably why I loved it because it was a failed invention....more towns should celebrate this stuff. And, if you're a northern like me, I find it funny that the plaque doesn't call it the "Civil War" but the war between the states...at least it doesn't say the war of "Northern Aggression."

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Opelika, Alabama
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

It's a cannon with two barrels. The idea was that there'd be a chain strung between the two balls, so as to cut down some Yankees on the battlefield. My FIL came all the way to Athens from Arizona to check it out for himself. As I recall the thing never worked right- they couldn't time the fuses closely enough... More

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Athens, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

You have to visit the double barreled cannon when you are in town. It is fun to have pictures made with it also. A unique piece of history.

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Melbourne, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
39 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Displayed at the Town Hall in downtown Athens is a double barreled cannon from the Civil War (aka The War of Northern Aggression) which failed utterly during a test fire and was never used. If you're in Athens, it's a great photo op. Whenever we take friends or family to a Georgia game, we always make sure to take a... More

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Atlanta, Ga.
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This is a fun find in downtown Athens. A true story and a great way to display the failure behind the cannon. We loved seeing it displayed.

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Athens, Ga.
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The DBC is nice to visit during the Athen's Famer's Market, which meets there on Wed. in the summer and fall from 4-6pm. It's a nice relaxed atmosphere with lots of interesting locally grown food to buy. The cannon is in the shade and is picturesque.

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

It was never fired, but it is the only one! A great novelty for visitors and photo op. easy walking distance downtown.

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