Augusta Museum of History
Augusta, GA 30901
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
Children Under Age 5 $0.00
Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Meeting Facilities, Parking on Site, Party Facilities, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours
Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible
Group Rates Available, Group-friendly, Minimum Group Size
Near Interstate Highway
Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages
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
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
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.