Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

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Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

1450 Greene Street
Suite 400
Augusta, GA 30901



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 includes restored caretaker's cottage, dance pavilion and more. Guided tours aboard replica canal boats depart daily from the Augusta Canal Discovery Center. Well-informed guides narrate the open-air trips. Tickets include admission to the Interpretive 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.

  • Info & Amenities
  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 1:00PM - 5:30PM

    Monday: 9:30AM - 5:30PM

    Tuesday: 9:30AM - 5:30PM

    Wednesday: 9:30AM - 5:30PM

    Thursday: 9:30AM - 5:30PM

    Friday: 9:30AM - 5:30PM

    Saturday: 9:30AM - 5:30PM

    Admission & Fees

    Canal Interpretive Center $4.00

    Lockkeepper's Cottage Welcome Center Free

    Petersburg Boat 1-hour guided tour $12.50

    Petersburg Boat 3-hour guided tour $21.00

    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

    Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway

    20, 520

    Payment Options

    Mastercard, Visa

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site, Eco-Friendly, Film & Music Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

  • More Resources
  • Augusta Canal panoramas

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area Photos