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Augusta Museum of History

Follow the story of the Augusta region, from the early Native American settlements to present day, through comprehensive exhibits covering 12,000 years of history. 

The Augusta Museum of History is devoted to telling the story of the region through an impressive array of engaging exhibits. Trace the 12,000-year story of Augusta, learning about everything from early Native American inhabitants to the civil rights movement and beyond.

The museum was founded in 1937 with the goal of preserving and presenting local area history. Start on the ground floor at Augusta’s Story, a permanent exhibition that has won awards for the museum.

Survey a full-scale diorama of Stallings Island, where some of North America’s oldest known pottery was uncovered. See Native American and antebellum artifacts and learn about the region’s role in the Civil War, the civil rights movement and World War II. Astronaut Susan Still Kilrain and other modern figures from Augusta are also remembered here.

Continue on to the Transportation Corridor to see various old vehicles, including a fire engine, a steam locomotive and a trolley. The final first floor exhibit, Protect and Serve, is dedicated to the work of the local police and firefighting services.

Venture up to the second floor to browse an exhibit on golf and displays focusing on local legends, such as entertainers Brenda Lee and James Brown as well as athletes and authors. Wander around this floor to find a unique collection of bottles, a display chronicling the development of the important Georgia Railroad and Banking Company, an exhibit on the influence of a local radio station, military uniforms and memorabilia and more.

Visit the museum shop to purchase Augusta-related merchandise, such as magnets, key rings, blankets, T-shirts and ornaments, as well as books, CDs and DVDs. The museum also offers rental spaces for weddings and events and has an activity center for smaller events, such as luncheons or birthday parties. The museum also operates the 1797 Ezekiel Harris House, a Federal-style home with outstanding architectural detail.

The Augusta Museum of History opens Thursday through Sunday. An entrance fee is charged. Find the museum near the riverfront in central Augusta.

Top Hotels Close to Augusta Museum of History

Ramada Hotel & Conf Center by Wyndham Augusta Downtown
Ramada Hotel & Conf Center by Wyndham Augusta Downtown
2.5 out of 5
640 Broad St, Augusta, GA
The price is CA $108 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Located in Downtown Augusta, this hotel is steps from Miller Theater and Augusta Museum of History. Augusta Imperial Theatre and Bell Auditorium are also within ...
2.9/5 (232 reviews)
"It’s right on Broad St. You can walk to many restaurants and pubs. It was a unique experience."

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Ramada Hotel & Conf Center by Wyndham Augusta Downtown
Holiday Inn Express Augusta Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Augusta Downtown, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
444 Broad St, Augusta, GA
The price is CA $133 per night from Jul 2 to Jul 2
Located in Downtown Augusta, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Augusta Museum of History and Augusta Riverwalk. Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art and St. Paul's ...
4.4/5Excellent! (597 reviews)
"The clerk went up and above to help me to be comfortable at the front desk ask he helped others and i had to wait . He was a sweetheart and very informative!"

Reviewed on Jun. 16, 2021

Holiday Inn Express Augusta Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Hyatt House Augusta Downtown
Hyatt House Augusta Downtown
3.5 out of 5
1268 Broad St, Augusta, GA
Free cancellation
The price is CA $132 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in Downtown Augusta, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Morris Museum of Art and Augusta Riverwalk. Augusta Convention Center and Meadow Garden ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (240 reviews)
"You have to pay to park! And the staff was rude when checking in."

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Hyatt House Augusta Downtown
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Americas Best Value Inn Augusta Historic Downtown
Americas Best Value Inn Augusta Historic Downtown
2 out of 5
441 Broad St, Augusta, GA
The price is CA $84 per night from Jun 23 to Jun 23
Americas Best Value Inn Augusta Historic Downtown
Holiday Inn Express Augusta Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Augusta Downtown, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
444 Broad St, Augusta, GA
The price is CA $133 per night from Jul 2 to Jul 2
Holiday Inn Express Augusta Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Ramada Hotel & Conf Center by Wyndham Augusta Downtown
Ramada Hotel & Conf Center by Wyndham Augusta Downtown
2.5 out of 5
640 Broad St, Augusta, GA
The price is CA $108 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Ramada Hotel & Conf Center by Wyndham Augusta Downtown
Hyatt House Augusta Downtown
Hyatt House Augusta Downtown
3.5 out of 5
1268 Broad St, Augusta, GA
The price is CA $132 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Hyatt House Augusta Downtown
Crowne Plaza North Augusta, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza North Augusta, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1060 Center St, North Augusta, SC
The price is CA $149 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
Crowne Plaza North Augusta, an IHG Hotel
Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center
Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center
3.5 out of 5
2 10th St, Augusta, GA
The price is CA $167 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center
The Queen Anne Inn
The Queen Anne Inn
2.5 out of 5
406 Greene Street, Augusta, GA
The price is CA $122 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 26
The Queen Anne Inn
Cozy Studio on Greene Street
Cozy Studio on Greene Street
Augusta, GA
Cozy Studio on Greene Street
Upscale Historic Studio on Greene Street
Upscale Historic Studio on Greene Street
Augusta, GA
Upscale Historic Studio on Greene Street
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.