Augusta Area Attractions

While Augusta celebrates its colorful past, it is equally proud of its exciting present. Sitting on the banks of the mighty Savannah River, the Garden City is a blend of small town Southern charm and big city fun. Arts and culture. Shopping and fine cuisine. Dynamic recreation. In no time at all, you’ll understand why Augusta is such a great place to visit, not only the first week of April, but year 'round.

Augusta Riverwalk

The Augusta Riverwalk is located between 6th and 10th street in Downtown Augusta and is set along the beautiful Savannah River. Located close to many Downtown Augusta restaurants and bars, the two bricked levels offer a scenic and relaxing walkway. Additionally, the Riverwalk Amphitheater is the host of the Major Rager, an annual concert held every year during Master week on Thursday evening by the Friends With Benefits Fund. With sponsors like Sweet Water Brewing Company and Sirius XM, this is one of Augusta’s biggest Masters week events.

Augusta Canal

The Augusta Canal is the nation’s only industrial power canal still in use for its original purpose. With trails along the canal, you can run, walk or ride your bike along the canal and breathe in its rich nature. If you’re looking to get on the water you can rent a canoe, kayak, or paddle board or hop on a guided boat tour.

Augusta Museum of History

Founded in 1937, the Augusta Museum of History preserves local and regional history and has the largest and most significant historical collection in the Augusta area. With exhibitions ranging from the history of healthcare in Augusta to a history of the railroad and banking operations of a local company to a transportation corridor, the Augusta Museum is Augusta’s only accredited museum.

Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home

The Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home is a National Historic Landmark located in Augusta’s Downtown Historic District. The boyhood home of our 28th President, Woodrow Wilson, serves as a house museum depicting the life of a boy growing up in Georgia during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Open for tours, the oldest Presidential residence in the state serves as an educational facility and a historic attraction for the City of Augusta, the State of Georgia, and the Nation.

Morris Museum of Art

Incorporated in 1985, the Morris Museum of Art is located on the Riverwalk in Downtown Augusta. The museum is dedicated to the art and artists of the American South and includes a collection of nearly 5,000 paintings, works on paper, photographs, and sculptures dating from the late-eighteenth century to the present.

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Located on 1100 acres with 14 miles of biking and hiking trails and just minutes from Downtown Augusta, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park is free and open to the public every day of the year. Visit Phinizy Swamp Nature Park for a chance to see a variety of wildlife such as Blue Heron, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Otter, Alligator and even the Bobcat.

Lady Antebellum Park

Located in Columbia County and named for Augusta natives Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum, Lady Antebellum Park is a multi-use park with a kids play area, a dog park, an open area for sports and activities, a track, picnic areas, and a stage for concerts and events. The annual Rock Fore Dough concert is held on Masters Tuesday at the Lady A Pavilion and is known to produce big names like Darius Rucker and Sam Hunt. All proceeds from the concert support The First Tee of Augusta, the Augusta chapter of The First Tee Network.


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