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Augusta Canal Discovery Center

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Address: 1450 Greene St, Suite 400, Augusta, GA 30901-5200 (Formerly Augusta Canal Interpretive Center)
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+1 706-823-0440
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Guided canal boat tours depart daily from the Augusta Canal Discovery...

Guided canal boat tours depart daily from the Augusta Canal Discovery Center, an interactive interpretive museum that tells the history of Augusta's 1845 canal and industrial revolution in the American South. Housed in a 19th century cotton mill. Gift shop on site.

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If you go see the movie first before you take the canal tour. Ride on a long boat thru the canal..beautiful scenery and history lesson. Seeing the architecture on the shore so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Eleanora G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you go see the movie first before you take the canal tour. Ride on a long boat thru the canal..beautiful scenery and history lesson. Seeing the architecture on the shore so interesting. Then tour the museum.

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RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at Augusta Canal Discovery Center, responded to this review

Now that our early spring is bringing the trees into bloom, the canal is looking quite lovely. Fun time for bird watchers, too, as many migratory birds are visiting now. More 

North Augusta, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not been. I will go in the very near future. i would love to tour the canal. Augusta has a lot offer.

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RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at Augusta Canal Discovery Center, responded to this review

We hope you have a pleasant experience when you visit us. More 

Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not a destination place where you'd drive hours just to visit, but if you are in town it is well worth a visit. Nicely done and very interesting to learn about the history of Augusta and why the town even exists where it is. I have been to the center several times hosting out of town visitors, yet... More 

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Evans, Ga
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

Need to spend some time walking through this museum and it has some very interesting exhibits. It also has some great gifts options at their museum store

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

I took my high school history students here as part of a downtown field trip. The staff were friendly and the place is set up for safe wandering and some hands on activities.

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Took the Heritage Boat Tour this past weekend and it was pretty cool. The speaker was very knowledgeable and entertaining. It lasted about an hour and we even got to see a swamp otter. It was a beautiful day for a boat ride, the weather was outstanding. A lot of history on the canal and I believe you get to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

The rich history of Augusta Georgia can be viewed from the eyes of the toir guide. We went on this trip down the canal and saw the rich history of Augusta Georgia. You can bring food and wine. You will love the experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

This was the first week that the Petersburg boats had been moved back from the headwaters to the Enterprise Mill. The canal had been drained for repair, and the full boat tour could not be made. This was because the water passage through a bridge was partially blocked. Still, the tour guide and museum were wonderfully informative.

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RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at Augusta Canal Discovery Center, responded to this review

Glad you could take our tour. Thanks for understanding about the shorter trip. More 

Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

This is a wonderful center for all ages to learn more about many facets of the history of Augusta, the canal, cotton and textile industries. Many hands on exhibits, a film, etc. It is located in a repurposed Textile mill. You can pay extra for a boat ride on the Canal. I've been there for school field trips. We always... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We really enjoyed our ride on the canal! Make sure to bring plenty of cold water and an umbrella on a hot day to block out the sun. Try to go on a cooler day if at all possible.

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