Augusta Travel Guide

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Augusta Highlights

  • Pro
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     Lots of Antique Stores 

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     The downtown area can't seem to get it together. 

  • In a nutshell
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     At least its fairly close to some cool places 

Augusta Things to Do

  • Self Guided Walking Tour

    If you stop at the tourist information booths or at the lobby at any downtown hotel, they will have a pamphlet for a self guided walking tour of downtown historic area.It will take about 45 minutes if you simply walk straight, so add time for stops if you choose. The listed circuit is a loop, starting and stopping near the intersection of 12th St...

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  • History of the Rail

    Augusta thrived in elegance for a long time as the last port for the steamers on the river. Even when South Carolina began the then-longest rail link in 1833 from the east side (Hamburg) of the river bank to Charleston, which as a commercial competitor, took much of the business away from Augusta's river steamers. Georgia chartered the Georgia...

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  • St. Paul's Cemetery - Grave of William...

    William Few lived in the Columbia Co. Georgia area and was a signer of the U.S. Constitution and is buried here in St. Paul's Cemetery outside St. Paul's Church. Every September on Constitution Day the Augusta Chapter of the DAR holds a "Signing Ceremony" to recognize William Few and his contribution to U.S. History.

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  • first presbyterian church

    the first presbyterian is one of a number of beautiful churches in augusta. the first presbyterian church was built in 1804 and was designed by the famous columbia architect robert mills. between 1858 and 1870 joseph ruggles wilson, the father of future president woodrow wilson was the pastor of the first presbyterian.

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  • st. paul's episcopal church

    st. paul's episcopal church was established in 1750 on the site of fort augusta. st. paul's is one of the oldest churches in georgia. the church you see today was built in 1918 after the great augusta fire of 1916. this beautiful georgian colonial style building was designed by henry wendell. next to the church is a cemetery dating back to colonial...

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  • confederate civil war memorial

    the augusta confederate civil war memorial is located on broad street downtown. this huge monument is one of the tallest in the south. the standing soldier on the top of the memorial is a likeness of berry greenwood bension who represents the average confederate soldier. the base of the memorial is flanked by statues of robert e. lee, thomas...

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  • first christian church

    located on the corner of greene and 7th streets in augusta's first christian church. the original church was founded in 1835 and the building that is seen today was built in 1876. james sanford lamar was the pastor of the first christian church in the 1860's. james lamar's son joseph was a u.s. supreme court justice.

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  • meadow garden

    meadow garden was the home to george walton one of the signers of the u.s. constitution. walton lived in this small house from 1792 until his death in 1804. originally this house was on a 121 acre tract of land. meadow garden is a very interesting example of a colonial era home. the home is open to the public monday through friday 10:00AM to...

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  • The Brahe House

    This is a beautiful home on Telfair Street. It is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. While I was on Telfair with my digital camera I was quite amazed as how many places had the neat little plaque that identified them as historic treasures.

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  • Meadow Garden - Home of George Walton

    Meadow Garden is one of Georgia's oldest dwellings and is the home of George Walton, one of the three signers of the Declaration of Independence from Georgia. Meadow Garden is owned and operated by the Georgia State Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.

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  • Augusta River Walk

    There is a paved walkway along the Savannah River near downtown Augusta. There is a railroad bridge over the river, a marina and marina shop, amphitheater overlooking the water and many benches for enjoying the beauty of the river.

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  • Augusta National--The Masters

    I have only been once--(not really that great with crowds!) but it was really fun to go on one of the practice days before the Masters really begins. You can take your camera on these days only---rules are very strict for this event. There are areas you can wait to get autographs (I got a few!) and plenty of southern good food to buy---the pimiento...

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Augusta Restaurants

  • Southern influenced fusion

    While I am a whiskey drinker, I did not find this place for this reason. But rather walking up and down the streets sniffing for food to feed an appetite, this venue had the most inviting vibe on my strolls.There are TV's with the sports games, but its not a sports bar. There is some music, but its not a DJ club. There are a mix of tables or if...

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  • Umph umph umph Soul Food!

    An unassuming little place in Daniel Village. But the food is oh so good. I had the baked turkey wing and although I prefer them fried, it was nicely seasoned and juicy. I had the collards and mac and cheese for sides and didn't need to season either one. Very nice! BFF had the oxtails over rice with okra and tomatoes and lima beans. Holy moley I...

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  • Wasn't That Impressed

    Went for a very late lunch with BFF. I see from reading some other reviews that poor service is not as unusual as it should be, so that explains why we stood at the hostess station for 5 minutes and waited 10 minutes for our server to pay us some attention. Ordered the Philly Steak calzone which was fine, and the gyro and fries for me. Best thing I...

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  • The Best German in Augusta!

    I have been here for both a cooking class and for lunch and dinner and have found everything I had to be without question exceptional. From the salad platter to the gulasch to the jagerschnitzel to the noodles I absolutely love this food. I have taken many friends who have then gone home and dragged their husbands to taste. I have a suspicion that...

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  • Great Lunch Choices

    We went to this place as a large group and we ate in their meeting room which handled us nicely. The food is served cafeteria style and is priced at $7.99 for one meat and two sides and $8.99 for one meat and three sides. The servings are very generous and the dessert choices make your mouth water. It's open Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 2 PM...

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  • Most elegant dining in town

    Located in a lovely Victorian home on Fourth and Telfair Streets near Downtown, La Maison is the place to go for an elegant and superbly prepared and served meal. The menu changes seasonally, perhaps more often, according to the desire of the professional chef/owner. The offerings range from exotic game to fresh seafood. There has never been an...

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Augusta Shopping

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    The Armchair Antiques

    by 807Wheaton Updated Apr 15, 2005

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    You will see a big variety of things in this shop on Broad Street. They have a fine collection of European and American Antique Furniture.
    Augusta has a lot of Antique Shops on Broad Street in the downtown area. It's easy to spend a day there, taking time out for lunch at one of the many nice restaurants that are there.

    What to buy: Master's items are easy to find in most shops.

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Augusta Local Customs

  • Rowing on the River

    Being located just below the fall line (the line of small waterfalls that ends the navigable part of the Savannah River), the wide and gentle flowing river has a long straight stretch perfect for rowing.Often in the mornings and calm days, you can find all sorts of people rowing the river by downtown. There are individuals just doing it for...

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  • The Blue Horse

    I know the meaning behind the (white) elephant in the room. But I would be happy if someone could point out the meaning or history behind the (blue) horse on the balcony... (located on 6th St)

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Augusta Warnings and Dangers

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    Magnolia Lane, Augusta National Golf Course

    by 807Wheaton Written Aug 27, 2005

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    This is the entrance to the Augusta National Golf Course which you will never be able to drive down unless - you are a member!
    Or, unless you have a very special friend that is a member and you have an invitation to play golf here. Or, unless you are a professional golfer and you are here to play golf.
    Or, unless it is the week in April that the National hosts the "The Masters". Then, if you have a ticket for either the practice rounds or the actual play you will be able to walk down this very lovely drive. You will see beauty like you cannot imagine.
    This place is strictly "Members Only".

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Augusta Off The Beaten Path

  • redcliffe plantation state park

    redcliffe plantation was established in 1856 by james henry hammond. hammond was a u.s. congressman, senator, and governor of south carolina. the beautiful greek revival plantation house was built in 1859. you can tour the house for a small fee or picnic on the grounds of the plantation for free. redcliffe plantation is listed on the national...

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  • Washington, GA

    Very charming little southern town with wonderful southern mansions which you can tour at Christmas and in the spring. Be sure to stay at the Fitzpatrick Hotel when you visit.

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  • The Butt Bridge - A tribute to a Titanic...

    There are four lions on the bridge. They are on each side of the Butt Bridge, and at each end. It was difficult to take a picture of the bridge with a digital camera. I'm not a picture-taking person. I have a personal interest in this particular landmark because my grandfather drove a White Steamer for President Howard Taft when he was the...

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Augusta Sports & Outdoors

  • Entrance to the Augusta National Golf...

    If you have ever dreamed of coming to Augusta to see "The Masters" be sure you make a lot of plans in advance. Be sure you have a ticket. Once inside you will see flowers and landscaping like you have never seen before. There is beauty everywhere.Of course, the only time I have been inside the hallowed gate is during "The Masters".During that week...

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  • Practice Rounds at the Augusta National

    Golf fans can interact with the golfers during the Practice Rounds. This is a time when you can get signatures on caps, programs, badges, and pose with your favorite golfer for a picture.In 1983 the practice rounds tickets were easily available. You could just walk up to the gate and buy one. The ticket in 1983 cost $10 for the day. You can...

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  • You have to have one of these!

    The practice rounds at the Augusta National are probably the nicest part of the golf tournament! If you don't have a ticket for the practice rounds or a badge for the series you will not get into the Augusta National. Usually the hotels and other lodging will be full and the price is much higher for the week.

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Augusta Favorites

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    1978 Master's Badge

    by 807Wheaton Updated Aug 18, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The Sunday before the Master's Tournament starts the Augusta Chronicle runs a big Special Section. It profiles the golfers, give the stats about previous tournaments and displays lots of pictures about last year's play.
    It's a great souvenir.

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