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.

Enjoy the Augusta Canal on foot, by bicycle, canoe or kayak. Fish from the banks, watch for wildlife or relax on a guided tour aboard a replica canal cargo boat.

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.

 

Experience History Differently

Beer on tap at the Hive

Southern Suds

Get a taste of Per Simma Down, a limited edition brew by Riverwatch Brewery that's inspired by a historic recipe. Play trivia, learn about brewing beer, and more at this twist on history.

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Walk with the Spirits

Walk with the Spirits

This October, unearth the stories of some of the city's most notable citizens during guided tours of two of Augusta's 200-year-old cemeteries.

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Augusta Canal headgate locks in Autumn

CanalFest 2018

This November, the Augusta Canal celebrates outdoor fun during an all-day festival featuring hands-on demonstrations, live entertainment, food trucks and more.

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