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

General
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
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
Theatre
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1280
  • Width: 31
  • Length: 41
  • Theater Capacity: 100
Classroom
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 693
  • Width: 17
  • Length: 24
  • Classroom Capacity: 40

Monday at the Museum: Music Party-Celebrating James Brown

  • Augusta Museum of History

May 29, 2017 
Music Party: Celebrating James Brown
Children will learn about James Brown and then create their own musical instruments.
 

The Augusta Museum of History is offering Monday at the Museum for young children, between 2-6 years old, with a different theme each month. Sessions begins at 10 am. First come first serve up to 20 children per session. A child must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $4.00 per child/ $2 for a member's child. 

Register by calling Amy Schaffman at 706-722-8454 or e-mail aschaffman@augustamuseum.org

Historic Trolley Tour

  • Augusta Museum of History
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday

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

  • Augusta Museum of History
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday

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.  

World War I and America: WWI History Detective-Primary Source Program and Tour

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WWI HISTORY DETECTIVE: PRIMARY SOURCE PROGRAM AND TOUR

Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Amy Schaffman, the Museum's Education Manager, will introduce both children and adults to the Museum's vast collection relating to World War I. This will include using reproductions and providing tours of the Museum's permanent exhibition galleries focusing on Augusta's military ties. Tours will be led by Lt. Col Tom Sutherland (US Army Ret.), who served in Special Forces, 82nd Airborne, Big Red One, Signal Brigade and served two tours in Vietnam. 

The Augusta Museum of History is pleased to offer a series of in-depth presentations on this area's efforts during World War I. Stretching back to the Revolutionary War, the Fall line of the Savannah River has provided the military with an ideal place to train and manufacture arms.

World War I and America marks the 100th anniversary of American entry into World War I. It is a two-year initiative that explores the continuing relevance of the war by reading, discussing, and sharing insights into the writings of Americans who experienced it ?rsthand.

The project aims to bring members of the veteran community, in particular, together with the general public in libraries and museums around the country to explore the transformative impact of the First World War. Providing scholar-moderated opportunities for those who served in more recent con?icts in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan to bring their experiences to bear on historical events and texts, the project will illuminate for a wide audience the lasting legacies of World War I, and the similarities and di?erences between past and present.

The program is part of the World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.