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Augusta Canal Discovery Center

1450 Greene St, Suite 400, Augusta, GA 30901-5200
+1 706-823-0440
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Wanted to explore Augusta a little

If you are interested in a little bit of history about Augusta, this will suit you. We saw the... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
TheGrahamsScituateRI
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Awesome place!

Growing up my husband and i swam down at the waterfall part past the bridge when you take a left on... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
nadiagI2759QL
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Augusta, Georgia
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Guided canal boat tours depart daily from the Augusta Canal Discovery Center, an interactive interpretive museum that tells the history of Augusta's 1845 canal and industrial revolution in the American South. Housed in a 19th century cotton mill. Gift shop on site.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1450 Greene St, Suite 400, Augusta, GA 30901-5200
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+1 706-823-0440
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

If you are interested in a little bit of history about Augusta, this will suit you. We saw the short movie, very interesting and informative. The staff was very friendly. Walked around the Discovery Center and took the boat tour up the canal. Very interesting...More

Thank TheGrahamsScituateRI
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Growing up my husband and i swam down at the waterfall part past the bridge when you take a left on the path And walk down And take another left you can't miss it, it will be on the right! We still do with our...More

1  Thank nadiagI2759QL
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This was a very calming pleasant trip along the canal in a Peters burg boat very large and roomy used original for carrying cotton etc great commentary very informative

Thank Gapyeartravelors
RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at Augusta Canal Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

So glad you enjoyed your boat tour. Our guides are always studying and adding new information and stories to their tour narratives.

Reviewed 2 April 2017

We came for the canal tour, but after walking through the museum and watching the film, they told us that the canal tour had to be cancelled because the boat hit something. We were disappointed, but they did give us our money back. The museum...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I received this tour through a silent auction, and we are so glad we got to tour the canal. The sights are beautiful and gives a different perspective of Augusta. The tour guide is very informative and you gain a new knowlege...More

1  Thank brianr1959
RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at Augusta Canal Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

So glad you had a good experience on the canal. We often donate tickets to local worthy causes and it is great to know they are used and enjoyed. Thanks for letting folks know.

Reviewed 5 March 2017

It is a nice place to visit on a lazy afternoon or rainy weather during the week. You can learn more about Augusta and how important the waterways were in early America. It is pretty much a self guided tour for a nominal fee. It...More

Thank DANA W
RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at Augusta Canal Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

I always think it's interesting to find out how a city became what it is today, and the Canal Discovery Center is a good place to learn a piece of that story.

Reviewed 23 February 2017

If you go see the movie first before you take the canal tour. Ride on a long boat thru the canal..beautiful scenery and history lesson. Seeing the architecture on the shore so interesting. Then tour the museum.

Thank Eleanora G
RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at Augusta Canal Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Now that our early spring is bringing the trees into bloom, the canal is looking quite lovely. Fun time for bird watchers, too, as many migratory birds are visiting now.

Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have not been. I will go in the very near future. i would love to tour the canal. Augusta has a lot offer.

Thank carlos m
RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at Augusta Canal Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

We hope you have a pleasant experience when you visit us.

Reviewed 13 February 2017

It is not a destination place where you'd drive hours just to visit, but if you are in town it is well worth a visit. Nicely done and very interesting to learn about the history of Augusta and why the town even exists where it...More

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Need to spend some time walking through this museum and it has some very interesting exhibits. It also has some great gifts options at their museum store

Thank tleeEvans
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