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

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 Escape: Red Scare

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Saturday, February 18, 25 and March 4, 11, 18, 25 at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm

Tickets on sale at http://redscare.eventbrite.com

The Augusta Museum of History is the first Museum in the United States to create its own Escape Room! This unique experience takes place in the exhibit "Local Legends," and features an Augusta themed mystery.

Is there a KGB spy in our midst?

Shocking facts have been revealed about a prominent member of the Augusta community. Margaret Bourke-White, the wife of noted Augusta-area novelist, Erskine Caldwell, has mysteriously returned to the Augusta region. She is under suspicion by the House Un-American Activities Committee for being a communist and helping the Soviet Union. It is up to you to find out the truth. You have 45 minutes to use the clues and solve the puzzle to find out the truth.  

Each session is 1 hour. Please arrive 10 minutes before your time slot to sign a wavier and for further mission instructions. Plan to leave 15 minutes at the end for a debriefing and pictures.  Admission to the Museum is included in the Escape Room ticket.

Monday at the Museum - President's Day: Political Buttons

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Children will learn about political buttons and then create their own!

Monday at the Museum is a monthly program aimed at preschool age children.  They must be accompanied by an adult. First come first serve up to 20 children per session! Register ahead by calling Amy Schaffman at 706-722-8454 or e-mail aschaffman@augsutamuseum.org.