Classic South / Augusta

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

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

706-823-0440
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  • Touring Augusta Canal on a Petersburg Boat

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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.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    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

    Discounts

    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

    Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    20, 520

    Payment Options

    Mastercard, Visa

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site, Eco-Friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Moonlight Music Cruise- Wayne Capps

    Moonlight Music Cruise- Wayne Capps

    05/26/2017 - 05/26/2017

    Join us for a performance by Wayne Capps. Bring aboard snacks and beverages of your choice and enjoy Eclectic/ Americana Carolina music at the Augusta Canal!

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  • Moonlight Music Cruise- Gwen Hughes

    Moonlight Music Cruise- Gwen Hughes

    06/02/2017 - 06/02/2017

    Enjoy jazzy torch song, blues, and pop vocalist, Gwen Hughes! Pack a picnic and beverages of your choice for an evening on the Augusta Canal!

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  • Moonlight Music Cruise- Carey Murdock

    Moonlight Music Cruise- Carey Murdock

    06/09/2017 - 06/09/2017

    Enjoy Americana style music by Carey Murdock! Pack a picnic and beverages of choice for an evening on the Augusta Canal!

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  • Augusta Canal Moonlight Music Cruise- Angela Easterling

    Augusta Canal Moonlight Music Cruise- Angela Easterling

    06/16/2017 - 06/16/2017

    Enjoy a live performance from local musician, Angela Easterling, playing Americana Folk music. Pack a picnic and bring your own beverages of choice for a relaxing evening on the Augusta Canal!

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    Moonlight Music Cruise- "Eryn Eubanks & the Family Fold"

    06/23/2017 - 06/23/2017

    Bring aboard snacks and beverages of your choice and enjoy live music on a relaxing cruise along the scenic Augusta Canal. Eryn Eubanks & The Family Fold will perform bluegrass, gospel, classic country, and celtic music.

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    Moonlight Music Cruise- "Jeff Liberty"

    06/30/2017 - 06/30/2017

    Enjoy the sounds of Jeff Liberty performing blues guitar and harmonica, southern rock, and alternative! Pack a picnic and beverages of your choice to enjoy an evening on the Augusta Canal!

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    Moonlight Music Cruise- "Bethany Davis & the Southside Boys"

    09/01/2017 - 09/01/2017

    Enjoy original tunes and hits from yesterday to today. Pack a picnic and beverages of choice for a relaxing evening on the Augusta Canal!

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  • Augusta Canal Moonlight Music Cruise - Chris Hardy

    Augusta Canal Moonlight Music Cruise - Chris Hardy

    09/08/2017 - 09/08/2017

    Enjoy an evening on the Augusta Canal listening to a live performance by a local musician named Chris Hardy. He plays Indie and Acoustic/Rock music. Pack a picnic and bring your own beverages of choice for a cruise down the canal.

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  • Moonlight Music Cruise- Gray Mayfield

    Moonlight Music Cruise- Gray Mayfield

    09/22/2017 - 09/22/2017

    Bring aboard snacks and beverages of your choice on the Augusta Canal on September 22, 2017, and enjoy live jazz, soul, and blues music. Gray Mayfield will perform.

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  • Augusta Canal Moonlight Music Cruise-

    Augusta Canal Moonlight Music Cruise- "Double D"

    10/13/2017 - 10/13/2017

    Listen to a local classic rock group, Double "D" as you cruise down the canal and watch the sunset. Pack a picnic and beverages of your choice to enjoy an evening on the canal!

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  • Moonlight Music Cruise- Christian Ndeti

    Moonlight Music Cruise- Christian Ndeti

    10/20/2017 - 10/20/2017

    Bring aboard snacks and beverages of your choice and enjoy music on a cruise along the Augusta Canal. Christian Ndeti will perform powerhouse/ soulful vocal songs from Aretha Franklin to Alicia Keys.

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  • Moonlight Music Cruise- The Henry's

    Moonlight Music Cruise- The Henry's

    10/27/2017 - 10/27/2017

    Enjoy folk, bluegrass, and Americana music! Pack a picnic and beverages of choice for an evening on the Augusta Canal!

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