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Augusta Canal Discovery Center

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Address: 1450 Greene St, Suite 400, Augusta, GA 30901-5200 (Formerly Augusta Canal Interpretive Center)
Phone Number:
+1 706-823-0440
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09:30 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Guided canal boat tours depart daily from the Augusta Canal Discovery...

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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We hit a perfect day in Augusta; dress for an unprotected hour of exposure. Knowledgeable guide explained the history of The Augusta Canal system and some of the flora and fauna... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 April 2016
K A
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Peachtree City, GA
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Peachtree City, GA
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134 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

We hit a perfect day in Augusta; dress for an unprotected hour of exposure. Knowledgeable guide explained the history of The Augusta Canal system and some of the flora and fauna. Absolutely get there an hour early and see the short movie AND wander through the superb gallery (and eclectic, charming gift shop) to get your introductory bearings first. Also,... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

This is a nice place to visit on a spring day with friends from out of town or take a trip down there its worth the visit and is kept up very nice and neat.

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Thank Chloe M
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

We went to the Augusta Canal Interpretive Center to catch the 1 hour 'Civil War' canal ride. The Center is very informative of Augusta's past with a broad range of photos, displays, artifacts, etc. Took the canal ride which was about an hour--lovely weather so it that aspect was good--not much to see really--the guide talks about the Confederate States... More 

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Thank Cjrski
RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at Augusta Canal Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Glad you had a pleasant trip. True, there is not much left of the on Powder Works, but we hope the tour guide paints a picture that allows passengers to use their imagination. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Not easy to find due to poor signage. City of Augusta should make an effort to revive the area. Well worth the visit and lots of good data on history and local area.

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Thank mollardr
Toledo, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

The interpretive center is very interesting" well organized with many hands-on display, Spacious facility with nice amenities! Clean bathrooms, a gift shop and an informative film, A good experience! Good for families .

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1 Thank Tompant
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had some time to explore Augusta and decided to go in here. The Center provided some very interesting history about Augusta - including how the canals provided water power the textile mills and later to produce gun powder during the Civil War. We also did the canal boat tour which was very informative as well. The... More 

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2 Thank David H
Augusta, Georgia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

The Interpretive Center is very interesting and educational. I seem to learn a bit more about Augusta each time I go. The Canal boat ride is wonderful. It's best in Spring or Fall when it's not so hot outside. There's always something new to see!

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2 Thank Patricia C
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit, the boat ride is exiting lots of fun and nature to see. Location is very safe and the kids would enjoy. It located in the downtown area

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1 Thank Franklin S
Alabama
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

The Center was a little tricky to find. We had our National Park Service Passports stamped and then walked up to see the canal. It was a very interesting visit. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to see the film or the center. The lady at the desk could have used some interpersonal skills but other than that, it was a... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

This is a wonderful, educational exhibit. I frequently bring my out of town guests here before we embark on a canal tour.

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