DOD Offers

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The Augusta Canal boat tour is a great way to experience the history of Augusta with your family.

The Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) recognizes the valuable impact that Fort Gordon has on our community, so in response to the Federal budget sequestration furloughs of Department of Defense (DOD) employees at Fort Gordon, the Augusta CVB, in conjunction with local tourism partners, has developed a plan to offer special discounts to DOD employees.

Augusta offers a wealth of attractions and events for the local community to enjoy. Because many employees will now have additional free time, but limited disposable income, the Augusta CVB is securing special discount offers from several local events, attractions and hotels. In addition to the discount program, the Augusta CVB has compiled a calendar of free events happening during the furlough period. Click Here to View Calendar of Free Events

The offers are valid from from July 1-September 30, 2013 and will apply to the employee and up to 3 family members/guests, unless otherwise noted. Employees will be required to present their DOD identification to receive the discount.

Click Here to View a Printable Special Offers Sheet

Discounts being offered:

Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival - $5 tickets at the gate. Children 10 and under admitted free ($2 savings). Arts in the Heart is September 20 -22, 2013.  View Website .

Augusta Canal Discovery Center  – Buy any one-hour Petersburg Boat tour ticket and get one free ($12.50 value). View Website .

Augusta Courtyard by Marriott  - $83+tax for a standard room on select weekend nights during the summer. Rate includes complimentary wirless internet and an outdoor pool. Check availability at  and use code GOVA or GOVB. View Website .

Augusta GreenJackets  - $5 general admission tickets for July 18 (Thirsty Thursday) and August 2 home games ($3 off). Use promo code DOD at the box office or online. View Website .

Augusta Musuem of History - $1 admission during the month of August (75% savings). View Website .

Best Western Evans  - $69 plus tax for a standard room. Rate includes full hot breakfast and complimentary wireless. Valid through September September 23, 2013. Call 706.651.9100 and ask for the Fort Gordon/DOD Employee Appreciation rate. View website

Baymont Inn & Suites/Augusta Riverwatch  - $69+tax for a standard room. Rate includes full hot breakfast, complimentary wireless and an outdoor pool. Valid through September 23, 2013. Call 706.733.5900 and ask for the Fort Gordon/DOD Employee Appreciation rate.  View Website .

Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson - $1 off regular admission (25% savings). View Website .

Candlelight Jazz Series  - $1 off Candlelight Jazz admission. Concerts are held Sunday evenings at 8:00 pm on the Riverwalk 8th Street stage. Call 706.495.6238 or visit for more information. View Website .

Candlewood Suites - $72+tax for a studio suite. Rate includes complimentary wireless internet, use of Gold’s Gym and a “Grab & Go” breakfast. Call 706.733.3300 and request the government rate.  View Website .

Clarion Suites Hotel - $49+tax for a double or king suite. Rate includes hot breakfast buffet, manager’s reception with two complimentary drinks, free wireless internet and outdoor pool. Valid July 1-September 1 only. Call 706.868.1800 and use offer code #3038 to receive the discount rate. Not valid online. View Website .

Fairfield Inn & Suites Gordon Highway - $80+tax for a standard room. Rate includes hot breakfast buffet, free wireless internet and an indoor pool. Call 706.733.2121 and request the DOD rate to receive the discount. View Website .

Historic Augusta Trolley Tour  – $3 off tour tickets. Advanced reservations required (20% off). Call (706) 724-4067 or visit the Augusta Visitor Center (located inside the Augusta Museum of History) to reserve your seats. Tours run on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m.  View Website

Holiday Inn Gordon Highway - $75+tax for a standard room. Rate includes hot breakfast buffet and an outdoor pool. Call 706.737.2300 and request the DOD rate to receive the discount.  View Website .

Le Chat Noir  – Free tickets to Schrodinger’s Cat eXtreme Theatre Games improv shows on July 5, August 2 and August 14 at 10:00 pm and August 14 at 8:00 pm. Reservations recommended. Call 706.722.3322 to reserve your seat. View Website .

Morris Museum of Art  – Free admission daily. Valid July 1-September 1 only. ($5 value). View Website .

Soul City Sirens - $8 general admission tickets for home bouts on July 14 and August 11($7 savings). View Website .

USA Dance – 20% off monthly dances. Includes a 30-minute ballroom dance lesson and two and a half hours of open dancing. A partner is not needed. Dances are held the first Saturday of each month at 8:00 pm at American Legion Post #63, 90 Milledge Road. ($2 savings).  View Website .

Westobou Festival - 10% off advanced tickets. Tickets must be purchased in-person at the Westobou office (965 Broad Street). Not valid online. The Westobou Festival is October 2 - 6, 2013. View Website .