10 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Augusta
Rainy days in Augusta's River Region are some of our favorite. Every city is subject to the occasional rainy day and Augusta is no exception. The only difference is we've got activities and attractions that can make your gloomy day great. Take advantage of the wet weather exploring indoors at these 10+ rainy day refuges:
AUGUSTA & CO.
Get the welcome you deserve on a rainy day by making your first stop at our innovative experience center located in the heart of downtown, Augusta & Co. Here you'll meet one of our knowledgeable Augusta Experts that will share recommendations for touring the city.
AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY
Augusta Museum of History serves as our region's home for history and is perfect for a rainy day. Enjoy award-winning exhibitions and special exhibits like "The Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown," "Celebrating a Grand Tradition, the Sport of Golf," and five life-size statues of golf's greatest players and much, much more.
AUGUSTA CANDLE CO.
Augusta Candle Co. has the perfect atmosphere for a rainy day. You'll be greeted by a wall of candle scents, and you'll get your chance to make a candle or even purchase a candle kit. Guests can also take advantage of their upstairs seating area for small groups to gather. Call ahead to make a reservation.
BROAD AXE THROWING
The Broad Axe Throwing features four WATL (World Axe Throwing League) regulation throwing lanes perfect for an exciting rainy day in. Grab a glass of beer or wine with friends. Call ahead for tickets or reservations.
BOYHOOD HOME OF PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON
Viewing the childhood home of a former United States President is a cool way to spend a rainy day. President Wilson lived here from 1860-1870, the longest period spent in one residence, while his father served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Call ahead if you have a group of 10 or more.
LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY
The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is the only African-American Museum in Augusta's River Region and a great backdrop for a rainy day. The newly renovated museum has redesigned permanent exhibits showcasing the rich history and contributions of Augusta's Black community. Call ahead. Admission is free during Masters week 2022.
AUGUSTA CANAL DISCOVERY CENTER
The Augusta Canal Discovery Center at Enterprise Mill is a great hybrid location for indoor and outdoor experiences that tell the story of the industrial revolution in the American South. Enjoy the exhibits, view the orientation film in the Rotary Club of Augusta Centennial Theater, and browse the Canal Gift Shop.
TIRE CITY POTTERS
Creating a few special pieces of pottery is a cool activity for a rainy day and Tire City Potters is just the place. The studio and gallery are focused on artisan craft and fine art retail. The lead potters and apprentices offer various types of instruction to help you create high-quality ceramics. Call ahead for reservations.
THE BOOK TAVERN
Who doesn't enjoy a great read on a rainy day? Augusta's home to the only independent bookstore located in the heart of Downtown Augusta –– The Book Tavern. Enjoy the brand new location selling new, used, and rare books.
MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART
The Morris Museum of Art is always ready to host you on a rainy day. The museum holds a permanent collection of thousands of works of art, dating from the early nineteenth century to the present. Stop by the gift shop for a shopping spree.
RESTAURANTS, BREWERIES & COFFEE SHOPS
Grab your umbrella or poncho and head to some of the area's best restaurants, breweries, or coffee shops to enjoy the relaxing sounds of rain.