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Address: Athens, GA
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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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Something to see in Athens Georgia

We were staying in Athens Georgia and walked the down town area. This is located at the City Hall. It is a very nice piece of history to see, takes a few minutes. It is the only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2016
Kpogue
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Gadsden, Alabama
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Athens, Georgia
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125 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Once you think about it, there are all sorts of potential problems with a double barrel canon. But there it is. Cool to see. Once.

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Thank JohnB57Jonesboro
Maine
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53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Not much to see but interesting and especially if you are taking a walking tour of campus or downtown.

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Sanford, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

After finding this on TripAdvisor we drove over just to check it out. Bring some quarters for the parking meters. My husband and I got to read over the plaques on the brief history of the double barreled cannon. Our young kids loved being able to climb up for photos.

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Boone, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I admit I grew up just down the street from here, but every kid should see this....a cannon that SEEMED like a great idea at the time, but was only fired once and (I believe) killed a by-standing cow instead of hitting the intended target.

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Gadsden, Alabama
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21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Athens Georgia and walked the down town area. This is located at the City Hall. It is a very nice piece of history to see, takes a few minutes. It is the only opportunity to see one of these.

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

It is a small part of history and a failed attempt to improve on artillery during the Civil War. It is a proud remainder nonetheless, of the men and boys who went to fight for the South and lost the war but kept their pride.

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Thank tr7of10
Illinois
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370 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is the famous double canon that people talked about that never worked. Part of the southern confederate history.

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Thank Rebel82
Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

We found this cannon by accident and stopped to take a look and read the sign. I won't spoil it, but it's a really interesting read. Apparently, it's the only double barrel cannon of it's kind. This is a quick 10 minute stop, but it's worth it if you love history.

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Thank StuartDisco
Athens, Georgia
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

If you're visiting downtown Athens, GA, don't forget to swing by city hall for a pic of the famous double-barreled cannon. The cannon is infamous for the fact it didn't work as envisioned. It was supposed to launch 2 cannon balls, joined by a short length of chain, bolo-style, to create maximum mayhem. However, the barrels could not be made... More 

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Thank tinfish485
Montrose, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is apparently a one-off of this design. According to the story board it was designed by someone who was too old to fight for the Conferates but who was in a civilian force, a bit like the Dad's Army in the UK. The gun was designed to fire two balls tied by a chain to inflict a lot of... More 

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