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Double Barreled Cannon

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301 College Ave, In front of City Hall, Athens, GA 30601-2715
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Five minutes of interesting.

If you park close, you will have to pay to park, so try to blend this quick activity with exploring... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
joe85148
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Newnan, Georgia
very neat unique landmark

How can you visit Athens and NOT see the double barreled cannon at least once. Neat to see and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
jwmcrazynurse
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Augusta, Georgia
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This gun was designed during the Civil War and is the only double barrel cannon of its kind.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average24%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“civil war” (17 reviews)
“downtown athens” (10 reviews)
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301 College Ave, In front of City Hall, Athens, GA 30601-2715
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you park close, you will have to pay to park, so try to blend this quick activity with exploring downtown. I could not help but try to solve the problem of setting both cannon off at the same time. This is also a good...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

How can you visit Athens and NOT see the double barreled cannon at least once. Neat to see and read about the history for history buffs. Been a land mark for many years.

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Reviewed July 12, 2018

When you're walking down the main street in Athens, it's right here so it's a neat little stop. Nothing to go out of the way to see.

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

One of the only, if not the only, remaining Double Barreled Cannons in the USA, it sits in downtown Athens and, like the Tree That Owns Itself, is unique to Athens. I've never heard of another one on display, anywhere else. From the ACC website:...More

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Reviewed July 1, 2018

This is a must see for first time visitors to Athens, GA. It was an interesting but failed attempt to develop a more lethal weapon during the civil war.

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

I've seen many cannons in my journeys, but not like this one! It has been beautifully preserved and restored. There is a local joke that it is pointing North.

1  Thank Bruce F
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

The Double Barreled Cannon in Athens is exactly what you see in the photo. If your wandering the area, I suppose its worth stopping to read the plaque?

2  Thank menbx5
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Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

It is what is says, a double barreled cannon. Was a nice walk past the University and it was located right by the street. Had a plaque explaining its place in Athen’s History. Unique piece of history in a nice part of town.

1  Thank Brian M
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

It is a double barreled cannon which was made in Athens during the civil war. It was supposed to shoot 2 cannon balls connected by a chain. It didn't work because the 2 shots could not go off at exactly the same time. It sits...More

1  Thank gashrink
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

when you are walking arouind downtown Athens, stop by City Hall and see the double barreled cannon. built during the civil war to mow down those darn yankee troops

1  Thank jimD5096GQ
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