Presidential Pathways / Columbus

Columbus Museum

1251 Wynnton Rd
Columbus, GA 31906

706-748-2562
  • The Columbus Museum in Bloom

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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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  • 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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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

    Activities

    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

Events

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

    Poetry of Earth: Works by Sally Bradley and Stephen Hawks

    03/18/2015 - 02/07/2016

    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

  • 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

  • Members’ Opening: Chattahoochee Cookin’ + Troublemakers and Trailblazers

    Members’ Opening: Chattahoochee Cookin’ + Troublemakers and Trailblazers

    03/31/2015 - 03/31/2015

    Join us for an evening celebration of the Columbus Museum's new exhibitions Chattahoochee Cookin' and Troublemakers and Trailblazers. During this event, the Museum will host a roundtable discussion about local and regional agriculture as highlighted in Chattahoochee Cookin' exhibit moderated by the ... read more

  • Second Saturday

    Second Saturday

    04/11/2015 - 04/11/2015

    Get your paint brushes ready to use everyday items found in your kitchen to create artistic masterpieces. Then go on a gallery hunt in the exhibition after your visit to the Art Cart.

    Story time: 11 a.m., The Cow in Patrick O'Shanahan's Kitchen by Diana Prichard

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  • Let There Be Art! Works on Paper

    Let There Be Art! Works on Paper

    04/17/2015 - 04/19/2015

    Limited Edition Prints | Photographs | Drawings | Watercolors

    Join us for our 5th annual sale and celebration of art as we introduce Let There Be Art! Works on Paper-a new concept which combines our traditional art show and seminar series.

    ART SHOW & SALE
    On display to the public April 17-19
    Showcasing works from art dealers and galleries located in New York and across the South, including Atlanta and Birmingham.

    Saturday, April 18
    10 am- 5 pm Let There B... read more

  • Let There Be Art! Works on Paper Premiere Party

    Let There Be Art! Works on Paper Premiere Party

    04/17/2015 - 04/17/2015

    Join us for a festive evening featuring fine art, food, and live music in a festively intimate setting. Be among the first to experience the Works on Paper show filled with prints, photographs, and drawings from dealers and galleries in New York, Atlanta, Birmingham, and across the nation.

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  • Let There Be Art! Late Night with the Young Art Patrons

    Let There Be Art! Late Night with the Young Art Patrons

    04/17/2015 - 04/17/2015

    Continue the celebration after the premier party with our Young Art Patrons for dancing, dessert, and drinks! Featuring music by DJ Cashflow.

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  • Let There Be Art! Works on Paper Seminar Series

    Let There Be Art! Works on Paper Seminar Series

    04/18/2015 - 04/18/2015

    Learn how, when, and where to collect works on paper in a full day of sessions with dealers and gallery representatives.

    Each forty-five minute session will cover a different topic and will provide attendees with skills that they can hone during the cocktail reception in the afternoon. The cost of the seminar includes lunch and the cocktail reception.

    Speakers for this seminar include: Betty Krulik, Director and Owner of Betty Krulik Fine Art, Ltd (New York, NY); Rachel Gladfelt... read more

  • Let There Be Art! Works on Paper Brunch with Live Jazz

    Let There Be Art! Works on Paper Brunch with Live Jazz

    04/19/2015 - 04/19/2015

    Make it a family fair with live jazz music, arts and crafts, and entertainment for your children.

    Sunday, April 19
    Brunch with Live Music
    Noon-3 P.M. | $25 Member/$35 Future Member; $8 Children Ages 4-12; Free 3 and under

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  • Lunch & Lecture: Art Deco and the Great Gatsby

    Lunch & Lecture: Art Deco and the Great Gatsby

    04/28/2015 - 04/28/2015

    Learn more about the visual style of Art Deco and how it correlates to the literary classic, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This event is presented by Columbus State University Art History Faculty. The program is held in partnership with the Big Read and is sponsored by the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries.

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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 - - - - -