Presidential Pathways / Columbus

Columbus Museum

1251 Wynnton Rd
Columbus, GA 31906

  • The Columbus Museum in Bloom

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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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  • 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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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


  • Troublemakers & Trailblazers

    Troublemakers & Trailblazers

    03/18/2015 - 02/07/2016

    This exhibition presents the more colorful characters of the Chattahoochee Valley, people who were criticized or ostracized for being outside the mainstream or going against dominant power structures. Race, class, gender, and sexuality are the topics of discussion, as well as what it means to "do the right thing." An overarching theme is how we perceive "trouble" and how these troublemakers are sometimes, but not always, seen differently through the long lens of history.

    Featured ind... read more

  • Chattahoochee Cookin' Exhibit

    Chattahoochee Cookin' Exhibit

    03/22/2015 - 09/20/2015

    The Chattahoochee Valley has its own proud culinary heritage, which forms the basis of Chattahoochee Cookin'. This exhibition will spotlight local foodways from the perspective of both food producers and consumers, ranging from historic Muscogee (Creek) sofke to contemporary Dinglewood scrambled dogs.

    Pecans, peanuts, corn, and other crops will be discussed, as well as more sugary delights. The exhibition will also spotlight local beverages, with cola drinks featured alongside locally... read more

  • White Dirt: The Fall Line’s Culinary Delight

    White Dirt: The Fall Line’s Culinary Delight

    05/28/2015 - 05/28/2015

    Film Screening of Eat White Dirt and Q&A with the filmmaker

    Speaker: Adam Forrester, filmmaker

    This presentation will reveal what it is like to experience a craving for the earth, as well as the scientific community's investigation and conclusions about why the mineral kaolin is such a culinary delight. This presentation will also discuss kaolin's prominent role in Georgia, the filmmaker's connection to the Chattahoochee Valley, and kaolin's current place in geophagy, or "eart... read more

  • Lunch & Lecture: From Their Farm to Your Table

    Lunch & Lecture: From Their Farm to Your Table

    05/29/2015 - 05/29/2015

    During this Lunch & Lecture program, learn about the products that local farms offer to enhance the environmental, economic, social and nutritional health of their communities.

    Presenters: Chris Jackson, Jenny Jack Sun Farm; and Justin Jordan, Coverall Farms

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  • 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

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 - - - - -