Explore Augusta's History & Heritage
Augusta is the second oldest city in Georgia. So, we’ve got more museums and historic homes than your feet can handle walking through. When your feet tire, take the Historic Trolley Tour of Augusta, which includes many historic sites throughout downtown Augusta.
“Tommy” Wilson spent the formative years of his childhood in Augusta, years that would affect him for the rest of his life. While living in Augusta, Wilson experienced the hardships of the Civil War and Reconstruction. He also began his education, tasted leadership as president of the Lightfoot Baseball Club, and grounded his deep Presbyterian faith. Plan your visit to the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson and tour the home that helped shape a President.
The Augusta Museum of History offers more than a dozen signature and special exhibitions, including the popular The Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown - featuring artifacts from James Brown's personal life as well as his ground-breaking music career, Celebrating a Grand Tradition, The Sport of Golf - featuring highlights from the evolution of golf equipment and fashion, extraordinary people that changed the game and unique courses that made the region a golf destination, and the Transportation Corridor - featuring a 1900 Farm Wagon, a 1917 Steam Locomotive, a reconstructed 1930's Gas Station and more.
Established as a tribute to the life's work of one of Georgia's most influential educators, the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History honors the dedication of Lucy Craft Laney to providing educational opportunities for black youth in Augusta and the region. Hear the stories of Ms. Laney and other significant African Americans during a guided tour through permanent and rotating exhibits.