There are many fun and exciting things you can do with your family throughout the city of Augusta while you're in town for Alumni Weekend.
Augusta Canal Cruise
1450 Greene Street, Suite 400, Augusta, GA 30903
Well-informed, entertaining guides narrate the open-air trips on the Canal’s Petersburg Boats. You’ll see 19th Century textile mills, the Confederate Powder Works site and two of Georgia’s only remaining 18th Century houses. These one-hour tours depart several times daily and travel about half the canal’s length. For more information, click here.
Cost: $12.50; Tours leave at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.(civil war tour), 3:00 p.m.
Augusta Museum of History
560 Reynolds Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Visit the region’s home for history. Featured are a number of permanent exhibitions, including the award-winning Augusta’s Story - a 12,000-year journey through local history; a restored 1917 steam locomotive, special exhibits: The Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown, Celebrating a Grand Tradition, the Sport of Golf and six life-size statues of golf’s greatest players and much, much more. For more information, click here.
COST : $2 Children; $4 Adults; $3 Seniors
Augusta Patriot Riverboat Tours
10th Street Dock Behind the Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites
Augusta Patriot Riverboat Tours allow you to see Augusta’s downtown, beautiful riverfront homes, and natural landscapes and wildlife all along the Savannah River. Tours depart Wednesday through Sunday from the 10th Street dock located behind the Marriott in downtown Augusta, GA. The afternoon tour leaves at 3:00 p.m. and the Sunset Tour (2 hours) leaves at 6:00 p.m. For more information, click here.
COST : Afternoon Tour - $12 for Adults, $6 for Children; Sunset Tour - $20 for Adults, $6 for Children
Gertrude Herbert Art Institute
506 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA 30901
The drawings of Rebecca Clark are glimpses into the natural world. Observing insects, animals, and plant life of her environs, she sees all as a microcosm of the universal interconnectedness of all living things, most drawn to life’s transient moments of grace and beauty. Her skilled and detailed work is clearly influenced by the art of the Northern Renaissance – in particular, Netherlandish devotional panel paintings. This solo exhibition will be curated by William Willis, Morris Eminent Scholar in Art at Augusta State University. For more information, click here.
Historic Trolley Tour of Augusta
560B Reynolds Street, Augusta Visitor Center, Augusta, GA 30901
You’ll tour the Augusta Museum of History and explore Augusta’s journey through time. You’ll see fascinating exhibits such as Celebrating a Grand Tradition, the Sport of Golf, an exhibit dedicated to the Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown and much more including climbing on board a real train. Then board the Lady Libby trolley and explore Augusta’s Historic Downtown. You will see historic homes, hear about the bones in the basement of the Medical College of Georgia, see where a President lived as a boy, get a glimpse of the Augusta Canal, and hear the legend of the famous Haunted Pillar. Price includes admission to the Augusta Museum of History.24 hour advance reservations are required. For more information, call 706.724.4067.
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of African American History
1116 Phillips Street, Augusta, GA 30901
The museum is located in the Historic Laney-Walker District, near the original site of the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute. The mission of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is to promote the legacy of Ms. Lucy Craft Laney through arts and history and by educating and exposing children and adults of Augusta, the State of Georgia and beyond to the arts, history, literature and leadership through exhibits and programs. For more information, click here.
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
1858 Lock and Dam Road, Augusta, GA 30906
Visit this beautiful natural attraction for outdoors lovers. The park offers visitors an opportunity to explore, learn, and enjoy countless species living in the park. Visitors can observe many animals and insects to include: dragonflies, kingfishers, bobcat, frogs, blue herons, otters, alligators, red-shouldered hawks, and more. For more information, click here.
Sacred Heart Garden Festival
Sacred Heart Cultural Center 1300 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901
10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m., Tours begin at noon
Alumni are invited to the Sacred Heart Garden Festival, which features exhibitors and vendors of unique plants, organic materials, home accessories, and garden accents. Alumni also receive special pricing on tours of local gardens. For more information, click here.
Cost: $10 for a 1-Day ticket or $25 for a 3-Day