Get a glimpse of Augusta's storied past

Hidden among the eclectic neighborhoods and streets of Augusta lies history waiting to be discovered. Take a trip through time in Georgia's second city with local historians to learn how our thriving city on the Savannah River was first established, and about the amazing people who helped shape our story.

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.

United States President Woodrow Wilson lived here from 1860-1870, the longest period spent in one residence, while his father served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Tours on the hour. Groups of 10 or more, please call ahead.

Lucy Craft Laney (1854-1933), was born as a free person of color and became one of the state’s most influential educators. She started the first kindergarten and nurses' training class for blacks in Augusta and founded the Haines Institute, which educated thousands of black students. The museum is located in the Historic Laney-Walker District, near the original site of the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute. The mission of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is to promote the legacy of Ms. Lucy Craft Laney through arts and history and by educating and exposing children and adults of Augusta, the State of Georgia and beyond to the arts, history, literature and leadership through exhibits and programs. Hours of Operation: By appointment only on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 10:30am and 2:30pm. Please call to schedule your tour in advance. The maximum number of visitors per tour is four (4). Mandatory safety requirements for admission to the museum: Temperature checks – will be taken prior to entering the building for tours. Masks – All employees and visitors are required to wear a mask during tours. Physical Distancing – Maintain social distancing according to CDC guidelines of 6 feet. Floor markers are spaced to help you practice social distancing. Sanitizing to reduce spread – Hand Sanitizing station will be available in the museum and administration office.


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Museum Escape

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.

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The Miller Performance

The Miller Theater

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