Augusta Area Tours

Whether you want a guided tour or to go at your own pace, there are many opportunities to learn more about the history, arts, culture, and outdoors of Augusta's River Region. The hours, rates, and details on tours offered in our area are below.

James Brown Statue - Group

Tour Our City

Attraction Tours

Augusta Museum of History
$5 per person
12,000 years of Augusta History plus walk through the life of James Brown with interactive exhibits

560 Reynolds Street, Augusta, GA
(706) 722-8454
Thursday – Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.
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The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson
$5 per person
See where young Wilson carved his name in a window and hear more stories from his childhood in a guided tour

419 7th Street, Augusta, GA
(706) 722-9828
Thursday – Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
$7 per person
Miss Lucy Craft Laney has gone down in history as one of the state of Georgia’s most influential educational leaders, hear her story and learn about many other notable African American's from the Augusta area

1116 Phillips Street, Augusta, GA
(706) 724-3576
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 pm. (reservations encouraged)
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Meadow Garden Tour
$5 per person
Tour of the home of George Walton, one of the youngest signers of the Declaration of Independence

1320 Independence Drive, Augusta, GA
(706) 724-4174
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Morris Museum of Art
FREE
The first museum dedicated to art of the south and created by southern artists. Stroll their their permanent collection and enjoy galleries with rotating exhibits

Sunday: 3 p.m.
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Sacred Heart Cultural Center
$5 per person
Self-guided audio tour regarding history, art, and architecture

1301 Greene Street, Augusta, GA
(706) 826-4700
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Savannah Rapids Kayak

On the Water

Waterway Tours

Most waterway tours offer daily services, pending a reservation. Please visit the below websites to learn more.

Cole Watkins Kayak Tour

Choose from one of four locations on the Savannah River or Clarks Hill Lake

(706) 840-0433
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Reserve + Ride Watersports
Explore the Savannah River and learn more about Augusta, GA and North Augusta, SC

(404) 840-0526
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OUTDOOR AUGUSTA 
Many tours to choose from, including full moon or sunset paddles

25 Dolphin Way, Evans, GA 
(706) 399-4037
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Guided Tours

Augusta Canal Boat Tours
Civil War, History & Nature, or Weekend Music Cruise

$14-$26 per person, admission to Discover Center included
Float down the Augusta Canal in a Petersburg Boat during this hour-long cruise

1450 Greene Street, Suite 400, Augusta, GA
(706) 823-0440
Tours available daily (except Sunday/Monday in the summer/winter)
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The James Brown Family Historical Tour
$15 per person, includes Museum of History admission
A family member of the Godfather of Soul leads you in a guided tour of the Augusta James Brown loved and called home

560 Reynolds Street, Augusta, GA
(803) 640-2090
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Must reserve at least 24 hours in advance
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Patriot Boat Tour
$15-$25 per person
Experience a narrated tour that introduces you to historical downtown Augusta, the rapids, and the wildlife of the Savannah River

Riverwalk Marina at 5th and Reynolds Street, Augusta, GA
(803) 730-9739
Wednesday – Sunday:  2:45 p.m. In winter, Saturday: 2:45 p.m.
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Phinizy Swamp Nature Hike
$2 per person
Guided swamp ecology and wildlife tour and hike

First Saturday of each month
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Self-Guided Tours

The Golden Blocks Walking Tour
Free
Highlights African American art and culture in Augusta during the time of segregation

Downtown Augusta
(706) 724-3576
Daily, daytime hours recommended
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Historic Downtown Augusta Walking Tour
Free
Notable historic buildings

Downtown Augusta
Daily, daytime hours recommended
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James Brown Journey Walking Tour
Free
Visit historic James Brown landmarks

Downtown Augusta
Daily, daytime hours recommended
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Outdoor Public Art Tour
Free
Visit notable pieces of outdoor artwork

Downtown Augusta
Daily, daytime hours recommended
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Phinizy Swamp Self-Guided Tour
Swamp ecology and wildlife tour

Downtown Augusta
Daily: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
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Craft Beer at the Hive

Brews + Barrels

Brews + Barrels Tours

2nd City Distilling Co.
$5 per person, tours begin on the hour
Learn about the distillery process from the first distillery in Augusta

4 8th Street, Augusta, GA
(706) 214-2288
Wednesday - Friday: 4 - 7 p.m., Saturday: Noon - 7 p.m. (tours begin on the hour)
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Riverwatch Brewery
Free
Learn about the process of renovating an old farmers market building to a fully functioning brewery

1175 4th Street, Augusta, GA
(706) 426-8212
Saturday: 3 & 6 p.m.
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Savannah River Brewing Co.
Free
Take a tour of the brew house and learn the origins of the brewery

813 5th Street, Augusta, GA
(706) 426-8212
Friday: 6 p.m., Saturday: 3 & 6 p.m.
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