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The Augusta Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill

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Address: 1450 Greene St, Suite 400, Augusta, GA 30901-5200
Phone Number: 17068230440
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for history buffs

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 The Augusta Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill, 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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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
Augusta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

My little girl was looking for adventure! I decided we need to take the canal tour! This is a special heritage of Augusta & now it is a National Park. We walk the tow path and visit the beautiful head gates. I thought we need to ride down the canal & see where the hydro power is still produced for... More 

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RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at The Augusta Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill, responded to this review

Glad you and your daughter enjoyed your time at the Canal. By the way, this summer we have a new tour on the upper part of canal, leaving from Savannah Rapids Park. It covers a part of the canal we don't typically include in our regular tour, so you might want to check it out. More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This place is full of Augusta history. The displays are a little dated and some don't work anymore, but it's a cool, clean place to learn a lot about Augusta's history in a short time. Definitely worth the stop. The canal boat ride is pretty cool, too. Be prepared for the heat and the sun, though.

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Thank Roadhore
RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at The Augusta Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We're hoping to update some of the electronics on some of our exhibits next year. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Very informative and interesting. Will come back for canal tour in future. History of textiles and water power is great.

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Leland, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

My family and I decided to spend a half day in Augusta during our annual road trip vacation. We knew we had time to visit two sites in Augusta and chose the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area with its Discovery Center Boat Tour as our first stop, and we were not disappointed! We had a multi-generational boat tour along the... More 

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