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“Local tradition”

Double Barreled Cannon
Ranked #9 of 50 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Other
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Owner description: This gun was designed during the Civil War and is the only double barrel cannon of its kind.
Athens, Georgia
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Local tradition”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

You have to visit the double barreled cannon when you are in town. It is fun to have pictures made with it also. A unique piece of history.

Visited March 2013
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Melbourne, Florida
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133 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“It's exactly what it sounds like”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Displayed at the Town Hall in downtown Athens is a double barreled cannon from the Civil War (aka The War of Northern Aggression) which failed utterly during a test fire and was never used. If you're in Athens, it's a great photo op. Whenever we take friends or family to a Georgia game, we always make sure to take a photo in 3 places; the Arch, Sanford Stadium and the Double Barreled Cannon.

Visited November 2013
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Atlanta, Ga.
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204 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“A fun find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

This is a fun find in downtown Athens. A true story and a great way to display the failure behind the cannon. We loved seeing it displayed.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Leslieonthego
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Athens, Ga.
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82 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“DBC”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

The DBC is nice to visit during the Athen's Famer's Market, which meets there on Wed. in the summer and fall from 4-6pm. It's a nice relaxed atmosphere with lots of interesting locally grown food to buy. The cannon is in the shade and is picturesque.

Visited August 2012
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30628
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163 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“From the civil war”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

It was never fired, but it is the only one! A great novelty for visitors and photo op. easy walking distance downtown.

Visited March 2013
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Thank moc4
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