Welcome to Augusta Museum of History

Welcome to the Augusta Museum

Welcome to the Augusta Museum of History where you can Experience Yesterday Today!
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Augusta's Story

Augusta's Story

This award-winning permanent exhibition presents 12,000 years of local history, which includes a 12-pounder bronze Napoleon Cannon tube, a reconstructed 56-foot Petersburg Boat and an 1869 steam fire engine.
Augusta's Story
Tours and Education

Tours and Education

Guided, self-guided, audio tour and special customized programs, such as Primary Source Programming, are available. Connect with the past and interact with history.
Tours and Education
Celebrating a Grand Tradition

Celebrating a Grand Tradition

Explore the history of golf and its legacy in Augusta, the extraordinary people that changed the game, and the unique courses that made the region a golf destination.
Celebrating a Grand Tradition
James Brown

The Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown

This first of its kind exhibition features rare, memorable and personal artifacts which vividly tell the story of Brown's rise to world-wide fame.
James Brown
Transportation Corridor

Transportation Corridor

The Corridor follows over 150 years of transportation history in Augusta and includes our 1917 Steam Engine, Old 302.
Transportation Corridor

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.

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Featured Artifact

This photograph of the Bon Air Vanderbilt Hotel was taken by Fitz-Symms Distinctive Photography Studio.

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James Brown Callout | Augusta Museum of History

One Man, Two Ships

Discover the story of a singular American hero, Lieutenant Colonel Jimmie Dyess.

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Southern Suds Callout | Augusta Museum of History

Night at the Museum

Experience an evening of mystery and wonder at Augusta's very own Night at the Museum, where history comes to life!

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Event Rentals

Looking for a unique venue to host your events? The Museum offers a variety of different spaces to accommodate your needs.

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