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Address: Athens, GA
Description: This gun was designed during the Civil War and is the only double barrel...
This gun was designed during the Civil War and is the only double barrel cannon of its kind.
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Interesting piece of history, right there in downtown Athens. Take a minute and read the historical sign!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Peachtree City, GA
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Jefferson, GA
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104 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A quick hit if you are downtown anyway. A great story of engineering gone awry. Kids can play on it and learn that even great ideas can take work and many trials to figure out.

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Peachtree City, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Interesting piece of history, right there in downtown Athens. Take a minute and read the historical sign!

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Pavo, Georgia, United States
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68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Athen's Double Barreled Cannon was cast in 1862 as a test weapon for the War of Northern Aggression. It's unclear from reading reports about the cannon if it ever was successfully test fired, however what is clear is that the cannon never saw formal military service. It now sits guarding the Athens City Hall! Google this one for some really... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It is located down near UGA. There are parking spots nearby, but it is also close enough to walk from downtown. 25 cents for parking is all you will need.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Our kids loved pretending to fire the cannon. Definitely should make a point to see it and read about its history while walking downtown.

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Bulgaria
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Southern ingenuity, or why the South didn't win the Civil War. =) Located outside the Athens municipality (city hall).

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Athens, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

You pretty much have to see this, and take your visitors too, to see this cannon, one of two things in Athens that made it onto the Ripley's Believe It Or Not pages. Nice photo op, especially in spring, when the azaleas bloom around City Hall. As a photographer, the sun is too harsh early in the morning, wait til... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is just something fun to check out. Town landmark with an interesting quirky history. Stop by read the sign and pose for a picture on your way to eat.

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My girlfriend and I stopped by here on our first day in Athens after going by "The tree that owns itself." It is very neat! I love history so reading about it was just fantastic. If you stop by the cannon there is a parking deck a block or two up and I would suggest going to the top of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Made during a sad period in American history, the cannon is an interesting reminder that people are always inventing devices to try to kill other people with whom they disagree. It is also a reminder that not all inventions work, and can be dangerous to the inventors! (I believe one or two were killed trying to make it fire correctly.)

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Address: Athens, GA
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens

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