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Augusta Canal Discovery Center
Ranked #5 of 51 things to do in Augusta
Certificate of Excellence
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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 July 25, 2014

The center showed a slice of life in an emerging Augusta. The best part was seeing the first hearse used by my paternal great grandparents of Dent Funeral Home.

1  Thank William151
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Reviewed June 26, 2014

Booked this sunset cruise for my husband's Father's Day gift. It was a pleasant 3 hour cruise down Memory Lane. We used to live in Augusta and fished in the canal when we were newly married. We will celebrate our Golden Anniversary in August so it was great fun to see how it's changed and all the improvements which have been made. The commentary from the guide and the Captain were most informative. The displays in the Enterprise Mill bldg. are
very interesting and educational. A great place for kids to learn about a bygone era.

1  Thank Marsha C
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Very informative center and pleasurable boat ride up to canal to the locks. Bring your picnic and wine and enjoy the evening boat cruse with friends.

Thank Marilyn S
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

There is a very interesting museum that provides excellent insights into the early development of the city, the development of the cotton mill industry, and a good perspective on the lives of those working in the early mills. The boat tour of the canal that provided the water to power the mill is very enjoyable and informative. Very worthwhile for history buffs and a relaxing, informative experience. Highly recommended.

2  Thank Chuck B
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wonderful tour of the History Musem and a tour down the historic canal tour guide explains when and why the canal was built it was a lovely day and so peacful well worth the tour we have told many of our friends that they should experince this treasure

1  Thank CharlotteAugustaGA
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