Presidential Pathways / Columbus

The Columbus Museum

1251 Wynnton Rd.
Columbus, GA 31906

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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


  • Art with the Masters

    Art with the Masters

    08/22/2017 - 08/22/2017

    Join us for an evening alongside local artist, Sally Bradley. Bradley was born in Columbus, Georgia. She studied at the University of Georgia, Monash University in Australia, The Art Student's League of New York, and the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Her work explores the ideas of memory and restructured experience through landscape and figure. Bring your creativity and open mind. We will provide the supplies and light refreshments. Seating is limited and secured on first-come, f... read more

  • War Games

    War Games

    08/24/2017 - 08/24/2017

    Join us for a night of gaming. Invite your friends and family to choose from a wide range of World War I inspired board and video games. Board games are suitable for ages 10 and up; video games are suitable for ages 17 and up. Snacks will be provided as they last. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. This event is hosted in partnership with the National Infantry Museum.

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  • Common Grounds Luncheon

    Common Grounds Luncheon

    08/29/2017 - 08/29/2017

    Today, the South Commons is known as the home to the Civic Center and Golden Park, but you might not realize the city was once surrounded by a greenbelt of public spaces. In 1828, the original city plan for Columbus reserved ample grounds at the edges of the street grid for civic and recreational endeavors. These areas were called the North, South, East and River Commons.

    Join us and architect Neil P. Clark for a discussion about our latest exhibition, Common Grounds, as well as curren... read more

  • Artist Talk

    Artist Talk

    09/07/2017 - 09/07/2017

    Please join us as we celebrate the talented Columbus-born artist Martha Clippinger and her installation, Hodge Podge Lodge. The recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Foundation travel grant to Mexico in 2013-2014, Clippinger will present an overview of her career to date, as well as insights into her working process. Hodge Podge Lodge is on view now through November 12, 2017.

    If you are a Patron or Circle level member, join us before the talk at 5:30 p.m. for a private meet and greet wi... read more

  • Access for the Arts

    Access for the Arts

    10/16/2017 - 10/16/2017

    Access for the Arts is an art exploration program for individuals and caregivers with early stage Alzheimer's. We offer monthly tours or hands-on art making sessions led by a Museum Educator.

    Register by one week prior to each class.

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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 - - - - -