BASIC TOUR INFORMATION
Scheduling a Tour: Due to COVID, we prefer to book tours when the Museum is open to allow us time to clean and sanitize earlier in the week. Tours can be booked Thursdays & Fridays and can be arranged for any time from 10:00AM - 3:30PM. We can schedule morning or afternoon sessions. Groups may ALSO schedule to come on the weekends for self-guided tours. The Museum closes at 5:00PM, and we recommend allotting at least one to two hours for your tour.
Adult: Student Ratios: The Museum has found the following adult to student ratios to be optimal for students, chaperones, and teachers to have the best museum experience: Pre-K, Elementary, Middle: Between 1 adult: 4 students and 1 adult: 6 students. High School: 1 adult:10 students.
Pricing: The group rate for 10 or more is $2.00 per person. This price includes teachers, chaperones, and students. Crafts carry an additional $3.00 add-on fee per student (Total $5.00). The Admission Fee is for all those participating in the field trip.
The Augusta Museum of History does not require a deposit, but does require payment at the time of arrival unless prior arrangements have been made. Payment can be made via check, credit card, or cash. Please have correct change for cash payments.
Cancellation Policy: As a courtesy to other groups who may want your time slot, we request that you inform us of a cancellation as soon as possible.
The Museum offers a variety of tour options ranging from self-guided to Hunt for History / Scavenger Hunts to arts/crafts workshops. We are also willing to customize a tour to fit your needs. Contact the Education Manager for more information.
Self-Guided - Audio Tour
The Augusta Museum of History offers a free audio tour of The Augusta's Story exhibit on the first floor. Scan the QR code on the wall at the entrance with your smart phone or tablet. Feel free to listen to all twenty-six stops or pick and choose based on your level of interest. Headphones provide the best audio experience; however, they are not provided by the Museum.
What better way to discover all that the Museum has to offer than by searching through the Museum on your own. Make your way through the Museum following clues. Each clue leads to a different artifact or exhibit area and helps teach visitors about Augusta and the surrounding area. The scavenger hunts force participants to read signage on displays and think critically. Scavenger Hunts are available on an ongoing basis with a variety of topics available. Some of the options are listed below.
ELEMENTARY AND ABOVE
Famous Faces from Augusta
Augusta African Americans
African American Legacies
Hunt for Historical Structures
All Aboard! Train Scavenger Hunt
Museum Elf Scavenger Hunt (Available in July & December only)
DESIGNED FOR YOUNGER KIDS:
Modes of Transportation: Counting, Shapes, & Colors
Matching Hats with Occupations
Storytime, Craft and Mini Tours
We highlight a Museum Artifact or Local Legend and then have a related story/activity and craft. Groups may tour the Museum on their own following the planned activity.
The following topics are available. We can also customize a tour to meet your needs. Contact the Education Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options.
Celebrating MLK's Birthday
Black History Month
Women's History Month
Native Americans/Story of Sequoyah
Dave the Potter: Poet, Artist, Slave
Games of the Past
The Godfather of Soul
Touch Carts, Crafts and Mini Tours
Local and regional history comes to life for children as they interact with selected objects by touching and using historical reproductions. By comparing the past to the present, children learn more about their world.
Touch Cart Options:
Creating a Mill Town
World War I
World War II
Ezekiel Harris House
The 1797 Ezekiel Harris House, said to be "the finest eighteenth-century house surviving in Georgia", is located at 1822 Broad Street and is an excellent example of early Federal architecture. Fully restored in 1964 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Ezekiel Harris House is a reminder of the days when tobacco was the primary cash crop of Georgia.
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