Augusta Museum of History

Visit the region's home for history.  Featured are a number of permanent exhibitions, including the award-winning Augusta's Story - a 12,000-year journey through local history; a restored 1917 steam locomotive, special exhibits: "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.

Hours of Operation:
Thursday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM

Hours of Operation
  • Thursday Opening Time: 10 AM
  • Thursday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Friday Opening Time: 10 AM
  • Friday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Saturday Opening Time: 10 AM
  • Saturday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Sunday Opening Time: 1 PM
  • Sunday Closing Time: 5 PM
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description The Augusta Museum of History is a grand, elegant space for hosting special events. Meeting rooms, reception areas and an auditorium are available day or evening to corporate and professional organizations as well as private individuals. Your event may include visits to special exhibitions and the Museum collection. We will assist you in making your occasion a memorable experience.
  • Floorplan File Floorplan File
  • Largest Room 6431
  • Reception Capacity 400
  • Space Notes The Rotunda, our grand lobby, is a 6,431 sq. ft. total special event area (includes lower level & balcony area) and is octagonal in shape.
  • Theatre Capacity 250
  • Banquet Capacity 250
  • Number of Rooms 3
  • Classroom Capacity 150
Rotunda (includes lower and upper level)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 6431
  • Width: 56
  • Length: 130
  • Theater Capacity: 250
  • Banquet Capacity: 250
  • Reception Capacity: 400
Activity Center
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 567
  • Width: 21
  • Length: 27
  • Classroom Capacity: 40
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1280
  • Width: 31
  • Length: 41
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 693
  • Width: 17
  • Length: 24
  • Classroom Capacity: 40

Historic Trolley Tour

Board the Lady Liberty trolley and explore Augusta's Historic Downtown. You will see historic homes, hear about the bones in the basement of the Medical College of Georgia, see where a U.S. president lived as a boy, get a glimpse of the Augusta Canal and hear the legend of the famous Haunted Pillar. And that's not all!

Price includes admission to the Augusta Museum of History, where you can explore Augusta's journey through time. You will see fascinating exhibits, such as Celebrating a Grand Tradition, the Sport of Golf, an exhibit dedicated to the Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown, and much more, including climbing on board a real train.

24-hour advance reservations are required.

James Brown Family Historical Tour

The 25-passenger seated capacity and temperature controlled bus provided by T and T Transportation will take fans of Mr. James Brown on a narrated tour making stops at places that are significant to the history of Mr. Brown's life growing up and living in Augusta, GA. Highlights include such sites as the elementary school that James Brown attended, the home where he lived as a child, businesses owned by James Brown, James Brown Statue, James Brown Arena and much more! The James Brown Family Historical Tour includes admission to the Augusta Museum of History where the largest collection of James Brown memorabilia is located. Souvenirs can be purchased at the museum after the tour. 

Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.  

Museum Theater: A Petersburg Boat Pilot

Based on oral histories provided by Elberton, Georgia resident, Mr. "Buck" Balchin, about his grandfather, James Henry Balchin, who crewed and piloted cotton boats from Petersburg to Augusta from the mid-nineteenth century until 1900.

Fezziwig's Annual Christmas Ball

The Augusta Players cordially invites you to Mr. Fezziwig's Fourth Annual Christmas Ball, on December 1 let us take you back to a romantic time when Ebeneezer Scrooge was a young man wokring for Jolly, Old Mr.Fezziwig. Come and be entertained by performances from this season's holiday musical! Don't miss this fun evening of holiday merriment featuring NEW delectable treats - savory and sweat, libations, music, dancing, a silent auction and a host of Dickens Characters! Period attire is admired but nor required.

Fezziwig's Ball

Join Mr and Mrs. Fezziwig as they present Augusta's 4th Annual Christmas Ball, straight out of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.  Let us take you back in time to the romantic Regency period, to the days when Ebeneezer Scrooge was a young man working for jolly old Mr. Fezziwig.

The ball will take place in the beautifully decorated Rotunda of the Augusta Museum of History.  Come and be entertained with performances by The Augusta Players of the new holiday classic, A Christmas Story the Musical.  The evening will feature sumptuous treats--savory and sweet, libations, music and dancing and a whole cast of costumed Dickens characters. 

Don't miss the fun evening of Holiday Merriment!  Period attire is admired but not required!  For more information, call The Augusta Players at 706.826.4707!