There is history everywhere you look in the world. You don't always have to travel to far and exotic destinations to immerse yourselves in rich, vibrant and fascinating stories. Sometimes you just have to look around you!
The Augusta Museum of History shows just that! In fact, they collect, preserve and interpret history in relation to the past of Augusta and Central Savannah River Region, showcasing the extraordinary stories of the people and events that shaped the area.
In fact, with a visit to the Augusta Museum of History, you'll be taking a 12,000 year journey through the past!
Through the use of theatrical techniques, museum theater brings to life the stories of people and create characters that present history in an innovative and engaging manner.
Your historic journey begins with prehistoric artifacts and Native Americans, featuring a full-scale diorama of Stallings Island culture.
An interactive computer game even takes families through the American Revolution too. Don't miss seeing the slave-made pottery and other artifacts to allow you to explore the Antebellum era.
Other fascinating artifacts are the CSA Second National Flag that flew over the Augusta Arsenal and a 12-pounder bronze Napoleon Cannon tube manufactured at the Augusta foundry, highlighting Civil War history.
You can learn all about the Georgia Railroad and Banking Company, one of the most important companies in Augusta's history, and kids can enjoy hands-on fun as they become an archaeologist for the day!
History doesn't just have to be read in a book. It can be experienced first hand, and the region's stories are there waiting to be discovered at the Augusta Museum of History!