Built in 1845 the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area the nation”s only industrial power canal still in use for its original purpose. The canal site includes many historical exhibits, boat tours, and many outdoor recreation areas. Click the link below for more information.
Augusta Civic Center
Located in the heart of downtown Augusta, the Augusta Civic Center hosts sports events, concerts, and many other local, regional, and nation shows and events. Check out their web site for more information.
Augusta Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Augusta Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau is a great resource and can provide you with information on attractions, recreation, hotels, shopping, dining and maps of the Augusta area. You can reach them at (706) 823-6600, (800) 726-0243, or click below to visit their web site.
Augusta Museum of History
The Augusta Museum of History includes many exhibits and collections from Augusta”s Past. Highlights include a 1914 steam locomotive, many documents and items from the founding of Augusta in 1736, and a Civil War collection. Please check out their web site for more information.
Augusta Regional Airport
The Augusta Regional Airport serves Augusta and the CSRA (Central Savannah River Area). You can contact them for information at (706) 798-3236 or visit their web site.
Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson
Occupied by the Wilson family between 1860 and 1870, the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson is the house in which Wilson lived longest throughout his life. Highlights include fourteen rooms furnished to the 1860s Victorian period, original outbuildings and thirteen pieces of furniture used by Woodrow Wilson and his family. Call 706-722-9828 or visit their website for more information.
Located in downtown Augusta on the Riverwalk, the Fort Discovery Science Center includes some 280 exhibits. Highlights include the areas of Robotics, Math, Space, and Communications. Please see their web site for more information.
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art was Founded in 1937 and resides in the historic house know as Ware”s Folly. Ware”s folly, so name for the large sum of money paid for its 1818 construction, currently houses major exhibitions of local and regional artists. The institute also conducts art classes and other special events at this historic location. Click the link below for more information.
Founded in 1965, the mission of Historic Augusta, Inc. is to preserve historically and architecturally significant sites and structures in Augusta and Richmond County, Georgia. The organization accomplishes this through providing staff expertise and through special projects and educational programs throughout the year. Call 706-724-0436 or click on the link below for more information.
This historic old theatre in downtown augusta is hosts many plays movies and other national and local venues. Highlights of the web site include schedule and event information, as well as historical information about the theatre. Visit the web site for more information.
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
Dedicated to one of Georgia’s most influential educational leaders, the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History includes a wide array of exhibits or historical and cultural interest to the Augusta area. Exhibits of interest include the Ebony Legacy Exhibition, Pilgrim Life Insurance Company Exhibition, and the Alice Davis Collection. Click the link below for information on these and other exhibits.
The Morris Museum of Art
Located on the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta the museum offers a broad collection of Southern art. Areas of interest include Civil War art, the Black Presence in Southern art, Southern Impressionism, early 20th century painting and contemporary works. Visit their web site for more information.
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Built by Jesuit priests in 1897, the Sacred Heart Cultural Center hosts many important cultural events and organizations. Highlights include the Augusta Ballet, Choral Society, Children”s Chorale, Community Outreach for the Handicapped, Opera, Players, and Symphony. Visit their web site for more information.
Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy
The Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy includes information about the conservation programs, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. Located just minutes from downtown Augusta, this 1100 acre Phinzy Swap is home to many interesting species of animal and plant life. Check out their web site for more information.