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

Southern Suds: Come for the Beer, Stay for the History

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The Augusta Museum of History is brewing up a second year of Southern Suds: Come for the Beer, Stay for the History. Learn about the history and future of brewing in Augusta, get some tips on how to home brew yourself and much more. Enjoy good music, good food, and a sampling of the best craft brews from Augusta and around Georgia while supporting the preservation efforts and public programs of the Augusta Museum of History. This year, we are proud to debut the Museum's very own historic brew produced by River Watch Brewery. 

 

Southern Suds: Come for the Beer, Stay for the History

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The Augusta Museum of History is brewing up a third year of Southern Suds: Come for the Beer, Stay for the History. This year we will be featuring our two hometown breweries, River Watch Brewery and Savannah River Brewing Company. While enjoying food and drinks, music will be provided by DJ Matto, a favorite at Sky City.

Learn about beer brewing in Augusta, including a Q & A session with River Watch Brewery and Savannah River Brewing Company. Participate in our Pub Trivia Raffle or compete in a series of games throughout the evening to win various prizes. End the night with a selfie by our popular photo booth with fun props!

Back by popular demand is our limited-edition historic beer, Per Simma Down, brewed by River Watch Brewery! This persimmon and wheat beer is based on a historic recipe from an 1870s cookbook from the Museum's collection. Get this special beer on tap and in bottles for one night only during this event while supplies last.

NEW THIS YEAR: Last Call BYOG - Bring your own growler. At the end of the event you'll be able to fill up your own growler to take home. Prices may vary.

All ticket proceeds go to the Augusta Museum of History for preservation of collections and public programs.

Ticket Info

Tickets: $20 and up 

Member Presale: September 4-11; Tickets on sale to the public: September 11 

Tickets available at the Augusta Museum of History and on-line through our ticketing platform, Eventbrite:

  • Hopster - $20 - Ticket includes lectures, food, and 4 generous beer samples. *Additional pints of beer can be purchased for $7 during the event. 
  • Beer Lover -  $30 - Ticket includes lectures, food, 4 generous beer samples, a pint of beer with commemorative pint glass. *Additional pints of beer can be purchased for $5 during the event. 
  • Brew Master (VIP) - $45 - (Limited tickets available) Get into Southern Suds 30 minutes early at 6:00 pm! During the event you will have access to a VIP line and a VIP area. Ticket also includes lectures, 4 generous beer samples plus 2 special VIP brew samples, a pint of beer with commemorative pint glass, and a bomber (22oz bottle) of the historic brew produced by River Watch Brewery to take home. *Additional pints of beer can be purchased for $5 during the event.
  • Designated Driver - $10 - Although you cannot drink with this ticket, you can enjoy talks from our speakers, live music, and food.  

Ticket Discounts available for Museum Members

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Historic Trolley Tour

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  • 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

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  • 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.  

Museum Theater: A Petersburg Boat Pilot

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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.

Brown Bag Lecture Series: The Region in the AMH's Collection

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The River Region in the AMH's Collection with Alyssa Magnone, Registrar, Augusta Museum of History

The Brown Bag History Series is an educational lecture series provided monthly by the Augusta Museum of History, and is an ideal lunch-time break for downtown professionals, retirees, and students. The lectures are free to Museum members and $3 for non-members. Participants should bring their own lunch,the Museum will only be providing beverages. Lunch can begin as early as 11:30 a.m.; the lecture runs from 12:30-1:00 p.m and is followed by a question and answer session.

Museum Theater: The Other Tubmans

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The character in The Other Tubmans, tells a story that explains the connection between local Tubman slaves freed in the 1830s and William Tubman, who served as Liberia, Africa's longest running President from 1944-1971.

Monday at the Museum: Thanksgiving: Weaving a Story

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Children will learn about the history of Thanksgiving, play with the Native American Touchcart, and learn the art of weaving!

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 the Education Manager at 706-722-8454 or e-mail education@augustamuseum.org

Monday at the Museum: Happy Holidays: Story on the Polar Express

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Children will hear a story on the Polar Express and create hot chocolate mugs!

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 the Education Manager at 706-722-8454 or e-mail education@augustamuseum.org