Fodor's Expert Review Augusta Canal Discovery Center

Augusta Historic District/Site

Housed in a converted mill in the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, this museum traces Augusta's important role in developing Georgia's textile industry. The looms are still powered by the building's original turbines; they also provide the power to juice up the museum's Petersburg canal boats. Tours of the canal, usually one hour long, start here and are a fascinating trip through history. Guides are well versed in the passing sights, which include assorted wildlife, a working 19th-century textile mill, and two of Georgia's only remaining 18th-century houses.

Historic District/Site Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge Historical Family

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1450 Greene St.
Augusta, Georgia  30901, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $6 admission only, $12.50 with boat tour, Apr.–Jun. and Sept.–Oct., Mon.– Sat. 9:30–5, Sun. 1–5; Jul.–Aug. and Dec.–Mar., Tues.–Sat. 9:30–5., $6 admission only, $14 with boat tour, Closed Sun. and Mon. in the summer and winter

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