We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Take the ride!”

Augusta Canal Discovery Center
Ranked #5 of 52 things to do in Augusta
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 9, 2012

A wonderful trip down the canal -- quiet and beautiful!

Thank Sharolyn W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (231)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

214 - 218 of 231 reviews

Reviewed April 8, 2012

Neat history but not really an in depth thing at all. VERY basic.

Thank Frank C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 27, 2012

The Augusta Canal was built primarily to power industry, rather than for navigation. It was also build well after the canal mania of the 1830s, inspired by the success of the Erie Canal. The interpretive center tells the cultural and political story of the canal, as well as the technical side. For instance, it was considered "ungentlemanly" to start an industry in the South, but a man of vision persevered. Have you ever been to a "hands-on" museum where you push a button and nothing happens? Not here. Every button lights a light, activates a loudspeaker, or makes something move. the site, in one of the original mills and next to the canal itself, adds to the experience. A drive up the parkway to the lock and dam completes the tour. Well worth a detour.

1  Thank Virginiatravelerstwo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 25, 2012

Interesting boat ride, with a stop in the middle so you can walk and check out the river/canal intersection. Great interpretation. You can bring a thermos.

Thank SCDriver
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 16, 2012

most underated venue in Augusta. Must do more to promote this enjoyable and informative exhibit.

1  Thank Don J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Augusta Canal Discovery Center also viewed

 

Been to Augusta Canal Discovery Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing