Classic South / Augusta

Augusta Museum of History

560 Reynolds Street
Augusta, GA 30901

706-722-8454
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Founded in 1937, the Augusta Museum of History is Augusta's oldest historical agency devoted to the preservation and presentation of local and regional history. The museum is home to the award-winning permanent exhibition, Augusta's Story, a 12,000-year journey through the region's rich and diverse past, and The Transportation Corridor, which features a fully restored 1914 locomotive. The museum also presents exhibitions on topics relating to the people and events of the Central Savannah River Region. From early Native Americans to The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, Augusta's history is brimming with the people and the forces that make Augusta a historical journey worth taking.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $4.00

    Children $2.00

    Children Under Age 5 $0.00

    Seniors $3.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Meeting Facilities, Parking on Site, Party Facilities, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group-friendly, Minimum Group Size

    Near Interstate Highway

    20

    Payment Options

    Mastercard, Visa

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Augusta Civil War Symposium 1864-The War Comes to Georgia

    Augusta Civil War Symposium 1864-The War Comes to Georgia

    11/06/2014 - 11/08/2014

    Augusta's Civil War symposium series highlights experiences of Augusta and its citizens during the war. "1864-The War Comes to Georgia" offers talks by noted Civil War authors and a performance of period music. 

    Allan Gurganus, author of "The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All," reads from his work on Thursday evening. Friday's keynote speaker, Dr. Anne Sarah Rubin, President of the Society of Civil War Historians, presents "Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and Ameri... read more

  • Annual Holiday Gingerbread Village

    Annual Holiday Gingerbread Village

    11/20/2014 - 11/30/2014

    For the 9th year, the Augusta Museum of History is proud to present an experience to delight the senses...the annual Holiday Gingerbread Village!

    Each historic-themed gingerbread creation will be available through silent auction, with proceeds benefiting Museum programs and exhibitions. The display and the opportunity to bid on the structures are free to the public during regular museum hours.

     

    Dates and Times:

    Thursday, November 20 - Saturday, November 22, 10 a.... read more

  • ALL ABOARD!!! The Polar Express

    ALL ABOARD!!! The Polar Express

    12/07/2014 - 12/14/2014

    Get up, get on, and get ready for the ride of your life. The story of the Polar Express will be performed to the delight of the young passengers. At the end, all will believe!

    The performance will be held in the passenger car in the Museum's Transportation exhibit area. After each performance, children and their parents will be treated with hot chocolate and cookies in the Museum's Rotunda courtesy of Tastefully Yours, LLC, with an appearance from a special Christmas guest.

    Gold... read more

Meeting Rooms

  • Name Dimensions Ceiling Ht Sq. Feet Banquet Cap. Theater Cap. Classroom Cap. U-Shaped Cap. Exhibit Cap. Conference Cap. Reception Cap.
    Rotunda - - 6431.0 150 - - - - - 400
    Theater - - - - 100 - - - - -
    Classroom - - - - - 40 - - - -