Presidential Pathways / Columbus

The Columbus Museum

1251 Wynnton Rd.
Columbus, GA 31906

  • The Columbus Museum in Bloom

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  • Hermit the Horse

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  • Transformations, children’s interactive discovery gallery

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  • The Columbus Museum Shop

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  • Chattahoochee Legacy Gallery

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  • Docent led tour

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  • Chihuly Boat Installation

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  • Chicken George at the Columbus Museum

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  • Bradley Olmsted Garden at the Columbus Museum

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  • Always Changing...Always Free

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  • The Columbus Museum in the evening

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As an American art and regional history museum, and the second largest general museum in Georgia, the Columbus Museum offers a diverse collection to the public. The museum houses more than 14,000 artifacts and objects that tell the story of the Chattahoochee River Valley's development, an American fine art collection from a host of renowned American artists, a hands-on gallery for children, the finest traveling exhibitions from across the U.S., and the historic Bradley Olmsted Garden. In addition, the museum also features a range of events and educational programming for adults, families and children. The museum is always changing and always free, so come back again and again to experience award-winning collections and new and exciting programs.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 8:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission $0.00


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

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

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Indoor Location, Open Year 'Round, Outdoor Location

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    185, 85

    Payment Options

    Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Poetry of Earth: Works by Sally Bradley and Stephen Hawks

    Poetry of Earth: Works by Sally Bradley and Stephen Hawks

    05/31/2015 - 10/11/2016

    Poetry of Earth highlights the work of two local artists whose works intersect with art and nature. Sally Bradley paints landscape views of the Chattahoochee Valley, and Stephen Hawks produces ceramic works using Georgia clay. The title of the exhibition is inspired by John Keats' On the Grasshopper and Cricket; the first line says "The poetry of earth is never dead." In this poem, he expresses his appreciation for the continuous cycle of change in the natural world and celebrates the harmony... read more

  • Discovering the Chattahoochee Valley Silk Paintings by René Shoemaker

    Discovering the Chattahoochee Valley Silk Paintings by René Shoemaker

    08/23/2015 - 07/31/2016

    In August, artist René Shoemaker will transform the Galleria with an exhibition of large-scale silk paintings, on view until the following July. Shoemaker, a long-time resident of Athens, Georgia, creates hand-painted silk works that celebrate the distinctive character of a city or place. For her exhibition at The Columbus Museum, the artist has created site-specific works about the Chattahoochee Valley after visiting here and immersing herself in its sights, sounds, and smells and making pr... 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.
    Turner Galleria - - - 200 - - - - - 500
    Wright Community Room - - - 100 - 150 - - - 150
    Patrick Theatre - - - - 298 - - - - -