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Augusta Museum of History

560 Reynolds Street, Augusta, GA 30901
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Augusta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I would strongly recommend . . . This place has something for everyone! I even got to meet James Brown's daughter and Cape Man on this visit. The museum is large and houses a wide range of historical memorabilia from every decade. I will be back for sure! Next time I will do the trolley ride to tour Augusta. Oh... More

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Lexington, South Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This museum does a great job telling one about the history of Augusta and the four biggest influences....the Savannah River, the military, the Georgia Medical University, and golf. There is also a rather large section about the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. A decent value at $4 per person for adults.

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South Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very clean and spacious. Lots to see; lots for children to explore. Liked the golf areas and James Brown collection.

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I really enjoyed taking my son to here! It might be small but it is definitely worth the time spent visiting!

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Working in Augusta for a week, I was able to get out a bit early to spend at least 30 minutes at the museum before closing. I wish I had more time. It is very well designed with insightful and informative exhibits. I particularly enjoyed the train, trolley, Civil War, and James Brown exhibits. Very impressive for a 'city' museum.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

we viewed the exhibit of James Brown. It revealed things about his career that I did not know, even though I followed him through that time. The exhibit is very informative and extensive. Our visit coincided with the release of his biopic "Get On Up", which premiered at a downtown theater. Toni, the salesperson in the store, was very helpful... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I've been to better museums, but those were in the nation's capital and various state capitals. This museum captures the local history well. Only complaint is a little too much focus on James Brown.

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Wollongong, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We visited this museum last month and wished we had more time there. The volunteer guide (I can not remember her name, but it was on Sunday 25 May. She may remember us, as we were telling her how wonderful it is to Skype with family members far away), was VERY knowledgeable about everything in the museum and it was... More

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Huntington Beach
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Be sure to visit the Augusta History Museum. The historical displays are very interesting and kept up very well. Children will also enjoy this visit.

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Burke, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were surprised at how much history there was in the area, aside from the Masters tournament. Very nice building with very good exhibits. The gift shop staff was really nice and very informative.

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