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The Augusta Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill

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Address: 1450 Greene St., Augusta, GA 30901
Phone Number: 706-823-0440
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Neat way to spend a couple hours

The canal discovery center offers an interesting insight into Augusta and Southern history. The history of the canal is the history of Augusta, Georgia. The history is told... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The canal discovery center offers an interesting insight into Augusta and Southern history. The history of the canal is the history of Augusta, Georgia. The history is told through exhibits, a video and the Petersburg boat tour. For one price you get it all. We found it incredibly interesting.

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

a beautiful building with cool exhibits including a small turbine that when it is ran actually drives a chunk of leather belts and pulleys in the museum. a nice theater with a good story about the area and the beginning of the canal, and some good interpretive and interactive exhibits explaining what is special about the place. A cool way... More 

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Love this place. A beautiful building, with a sometimes working small turbine that has a window on it so you can see inside (and if they are running it a whole chunk of drive mechanism actually runs), a great story about the industrialization of the U.S., a lovely theater showing an informative movie, lovely staff and a boat ride on... More 

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Peachtree City, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I lived in Augusta eight years, but not until I returned for a weekend visit did I decide to take a cruise on the canal, and was glad I did. Very interesting insight into the history of Augusta and 19th Century USA in general. Don't miss it!

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Conyers, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

On the day I arrived, they did not have a boat running, as the third trip had been canceled. So I can't tell you about the boat ride. I did go through the museum, and walked up to the canal. Lovely greenway for walking. Locals were fishing across the canal. The Enterprise Mill was large and beautiful. The museum was... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I visited the Augusta Canal Interpretive Center specifically to take the Civil War themed Canal Tour. I was very much impressed with the museum at the Enterprise Mill and the way that it presented history. Perhaps because my Great-Grandparents were mill workers, I especially enjoyed the interactive aspects, such as a game that timed you putting bobbins on pins. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is by far one of the "must see" things about Augusta! The mill is super interesting and the $12. Fee includes a very interesting ride on a canal boat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Love this canal tour. We do this event every chance we get. Especially the music boat. Great entertainment. We always ask to ride on Capt Charlie's boat. Friendliest boat capt they have.

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The Augusta Canal Center is a wonderful place to visit!!!! I especially recommend it to visitors with kids. The displays are very informative and interactive for kids of all ages. Don't miss out on the canal boat rides! Though they are over way too fast, the cruises are great and the guides couldn't be better!!!!! Wonderful way to see another... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Never having been to Augusta, we were quite interested in the history of the cotton and textile mills of the area. No OSHA back then! The displays at the Interpretive Center are detailed and highly interactive. Great for adults, kids (and adults who feel like acting like kids as they learn)! The gift shop carries many items from educational books,... More 

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