Classic South / Augusta

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

1450 Greene St., Ste. 400
Augusta, GA 30901

  • Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

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  • Touring Augusta Canal on a Petersburg Boat

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  • Enjoying a field trip to Augsuta Canal Discovery Center

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Explore Augusta Canal National Heritage Area on guided tours aboard replica canal boats departing daily from the Augusta Canal Discovery Center. Well-informed guides narrate the open-air trips. Tickets include admission to the Discovery Center housed in a 19th Century textile mill. Learn the 160+ year history of the Augusta Canal via interactive exhibits and award-winning movie. Voted Augusta's Best Tourist Attraction.

Walk, bike, canoe or kayak through the Augusta Canal National Heritage area beginning at the headgates. The 11.5-mile historic canal takes you past natural and urban landscapes. Wildlife viewing, picnics, fishing, nature and history hikes on the towpath are popular with locals and visitors alike. The headgate area at Savannah Rapids Park includes restored caretaker's cottage, old-time dance pavilion and more.

Hours vary by season. Check website for hours for each season.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:30AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:30AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:30AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:30AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:30AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Canal Discovery Center $4

    Lockkeepper's Cottage Welcome Center Free

    Petersburg Boat 1-hour guided tour $13.75

    Petersburg Boat 3-hour guided tour $25

    Trails Free


    Group Discount

    Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Parking on Site

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway



    Payment Options



    Special Tags

    Civil War Site


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Moonlight Music Cruise - Christian Ndeti

    Moonlight Music Cruise - Christian Ndeti

    05/04/2018 - 05/04/2018

    Enjoy powerhouse/soulful vocal songs from Aretha Franklin to Alicia Keys. Pack a picnic and enjoy a relaxing evening on the Augusta Canal! Reservations required. Cost: $25 for adults, $23 for senior 60+, military, students. To book, call 706-823-0440 ext. 4

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