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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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Peachtree City, GA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 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 68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 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 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Address: Address: Athens, GA
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens

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