Augusta Canal National Heritage Area
Augusta, GA 30901
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.
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Monday: 9:30AM - 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
Group Discount, Military Discount
Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours
Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round
Near Interstate Highway
Civil War Site, Eco-Friendly
Suitable for Ages
Augusta Canal Civil War Boat Tour "Food, Fabric, and Firepower"
06/01/2016 - 06/26/2016
Learn the behind-the-lines story of Confederate Powder Works and Augusta's role in supplying Southern troops during the Civil War.read more
Augusta Canal Moonlight Music Cruise- "Double D"
09/02/2016 - 09/02/2016
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!read more