Downtown Augusta

Downtown Augusta is home to many of Augusta’s most popular attractions, locally owned restaurants and nightlife. Affordable public parking and walkability make exploring downtown easy.

First Fridays are a monthly celebration of Augusta’s fun and funky spirit with live music and performances, exhibition openings and more throughout downtown. From March through November, the Augusta Market brings local and regional tastemakers and artisans of all kinds to the 8th Street entrance to the Riverwalk.

The Augusta Visitor Center is also located downtown. Stop by and say hello – we’d be happy to help you plan your time here or send you home with a little piece of our city.

Popular Attractions

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.

The Augusta Riverwalk features a children’s playground and various gardens. Two museums are located off the walkway along with the Jessye Norman Amphitheater and several restaurants. Great for families out for some fresh air along the Savannah River.

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.

The Morris Museum holds a permanent collection of thousands of works of art, dating from the early nineteenth century to the present. It also presents special exhibitions and a rich variety of public programs, celebrating the culture of the South. From the second-floor galleries and lobby to our first-floor auditorium, the Morris Museum of Art provides a stunning setting for your meeting or event. Amenities include AV, a full-kitchen, catering options, and much, more. 

Designed as a contemporary venue for a wide variety of exhibitions both during the Westobou Festival and throughout the year, the Westobou Gallery offers curated exhibitions by national, regional and local artists with a focus on emerging and mid-career contemporary and experimental artists. The gallery is free and open to the public.

 

Popular Restaurants

We make all food here in our tiny kitchen using local, seasonal, & sustainable ingredients as much as possible. Our tofu is organic & Georgia made. Our chicken is all natural & humane. We only use sustainable, regional seafood. We are passionate about what we do & we mean it. From recycling to supporting our local farmers & community, we strive everyday to do our best. Thank you for joining us.

Augusta's favorite home cooking restaurant in historic downtown.

"Really good burgers. High quality ingredients. Friendly and accomodating staff. Clean, well-decorated restaurant. I've been here three times and ordered three different burgers (Haus burger, B&B burger, Wild Turkey) and they were all very good. I also had a bite of my wife's andouille sausage dog and it was very tasty. The first time I tried the fries I thought they were average but the last time I had them they were seasoned with cracked pepper and were much better. They also have milkshakes, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. I have not had one of their alcoholic shakes yet but the oreo shake was incredible." - Yelp

Burritos headline this funky storefront eatery also serving nachos, tacos & festive margaritas.

Sushi, tapas and burgers in a casual and fun downtown restaurant with outdoor space.