Calling all History Buffs! The Augusta Museum of History has a 12,000-year journey through the past of Augusta's River Region. The museum was founded in 1937 and is dedicated to showcasing the long history of our region through signature and online exhibitions that span two floors of the museum. 

Fun Fact: The Augusta Museum of History is Augusta's only accredited museum; one of only twenty in the state. 


The first floor of the museum is full of signature exhibits that will take you on an exciting journey through the past. See exhibits ranging from the first inhabitants to transportation. 

Must-See First Floor Exhibits: 

  • Augusta's Story 
  • Transportation Corridor 
  • Protect and Serve

After an expedition through the first-floor exhibits, make your way to the second floor for a lively look at exhibits featuring golf, medicine, music, military, and more. There are a total of five Special Exhibitions also on display. Be sure to check them out.

Must-See Second Floor Exhibits: 

  • Celebrating A Grand Tradition: The Sport of Golf 
  • Local Legends
  • One Man, Two Ships
  • A Community That Heals
  • The Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown 
  • Canteens To Combat Boots
  • WBBQ Radio 

The Augusta Museum of History offers much more than your standard walk around a building. The museum also has great programs and events perfect for families and groups. A few fan favorites are The Museum Express and Gingerbread Village. 


The museum is spacious and an excellent place for crowds. Whether you're scheduling a tour for a group or solo, you've got a variety of options which include self-guided audio tours or a tour with a member of the museum staff. 

Get more information and history by visiting the Augusta Museum of History website

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