Welcome to the Augusta Museum of History
The Augusta Museum of History collects, preserves, and interprets history in relation to the past of Augusta and Central Savannah River region for the education and enrichment of present and future generations.
Founded in 1937, the Augusta Museum of History is Augusta's oldest historical agency devoted to the preservation and presentation of local and regional history. The not-for-profit agency functions as the steward of the community's rich, diverse, and invaluable material past. The museum curates the largest and most significant historical collection in the CSRA and functions as a historical research and resource center for professional and amateur historians, media, organizations, and individuals, and is home to permanent exhibition Augusta's Story, a 12,000 year journey through the region's past.
Recently installed in the Transportation Corridor of the museum, this photograph of our newest artifact, the street clock, is from when it sat in front of Star Luggage on Broad Street.
Georgia Railroad & Banking Company
Discover the story of one of the most important companies in Augusta's history while getting a behind the scenes look at the museum's artifact conservation and preparation laboratory.
Spend the day on the Ezekiel Harris House grounds for free tours, talks and demonstrations. Join a team of archaeologists from The Augusta Archaeological Society as they identify and classify prehistoric and historic artifacts and collections, as well as demonstrate flint knapping and primitive weapons use.
Looking for a unique venue to host your events? The Museum offers a variety of different spaces to accommodate your needs.