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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)
Phone Number: 706-823-0440
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Really well done walk through local history

This is a must see while in Augusta. This exhibit is a real walk through the time line and history of the area. Much of the history of the canal can't be seen except from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Anne M
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see while in Augusta. This exhibit is a real walk through the time line and history of the area. Much of the history of the canal can't be seen except from the canal. The tour guides are exceptional in their knowledge of times & events and make it a fun adventure for all.

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

So pleased you enjoyed your visit. Our tour guides appreciate the shout-out, too. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Provides great insight into the textile industry in the area as well as the history of the Augusta canal. Most recommended is to take a tour by canal boat up to the Savanna Rapids.

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Thank Bluesapphire77
Augusta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour, which is included if you buy a Boat Tour of the Canal is very informative and interesting. Great value for the price. It also has a tiny gift shop inside. I especially love to go on the boat tours.

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Thank Angelofmcy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took the canal tour and as part of that I could go to the museum. Unfortunately, I got there 20 minutes before closing. I was able to watch the introductory video and walk around the museum quickly. Would like to visit again when I have more time.

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

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope your can come back when you have more time. By the way, beginning in October boat tours will be departing from Enterprise Mill docks again. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Interesting historical tour of the old cotton industry and how it worked in Augusta. Definitely see the 10 minute movie at the beginning if the tour. Worth seeing. And try ti do the boat ride up the canal.

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Thank GaGirl96
RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at Augusta Canal Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thanks for letting folks know about your visit to Augusta Canal. Our full boat schedule will be back in the fall. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

We initially only planned to sleep in Augusta and then continue driving on into South Carolina. Then we learned about the Augusta Canal and the Augusta Canal Visitor’s Center. So we planned a 24 hour visit… and we had a blast! We called the Canal Visitor’s Center and Jeff was a great help the weekend before we left, as he... More 

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

Wow! What a great review. We are so glad you and your family had a great time. We'll be sure to let Jeff know how much you appreciated his help. If your travels ever bring your back to Augusta we hope you'll be able come take our guided boat tour, too. More 

Augusta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

I have lived here for 6 years and I just found out about this place! Seriously, check it out! It's really cool and the ladies that work there are very friendly!

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Columbia County Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

My son and his class went here on a school field trip. It was interesting in that you learn some of Augusta's local history. You learn about how cotton was transported and how the river was used, there is some Civil War history involved as well. The highlight to me was the Canal boat ride. Nice scenic views, quiet and... More 

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Thank M C
North Augusta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This is great for all ages. The Interpretive Center is very interesting to walk through. The canal was important to Augusta and this is an informative way to learn about it. Sometimes there is someone there working the machines. Do not skip the boat tour of the canal. Very well done. The fee is reasonable.

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Thank Tom E
Columbia, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

No thrill. Not really impressed with curator who was on phone while we waited to ask questions. Eventually we left, disappointed. Our son, who is a Boy Scout, picked this place at random because it was listed as a landmark and could have been helpful in meeting a requirement for a merit badge.

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Thank Reggie S

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