110 E. Frontage Rd.
Aiken, SC 29805
Phone: (803) 502-0900
Fax: (803) 502-0903
Arts & Museums
Founded in 1972, this art center features three galleries that rotate visual art shows for three or six weeks. A variety of art educational classes, art opportunities, and cultural activities are provided by this center.
Located in a former winter colony mansion, this museum displays items and clothing that reflect the county's history, as well as a nature room that exhibits flora, fauna, and geology of the area. The shell of a temporary observatory, built by German scientists for viewing the Transit of Venus in the late 1800's, is adjacent to the museum.
Discover the fun of hands-on science! The National Science Center's Fort Discovery is located on the scenic Riverwalk in downtown Augusta. This 128,000 square-foot family-oriented math and science center fires the imaginations of children and adults by making math, science and technology come alive. Your Fort Discovery experience will be one to remember with 250 hands-on exhibits, custom digital programs in the Paul S. Simon Discovery Theater, a StarLab planetarium, Martian Towers, a Kidscape Gallery for young scientists seven years and under, educational workshops, exciting daily demonstrations in the PowerStation, an indoor lightning storm and our outdoor high-wire bike.
Learn about Augusta at this educational and family-friendly museum. Augusta Museum of History was founded in 1937 in order to preserve the city's history and today the museum has an impressive collection of artifacts. See a trolley car from the 1920s or explore how railroads shaped the community. This museum is also a research center and has an on-site library.
Established in 1985, the Morris Museum of Art is the first museum dedicated to showcasing the artwork of the American South. The museum has over 5,000 pieces of art from Southern artists, including paintings, sculptures, and photographs. You'll find art dating back to the late 1700s as well as displays of contemporary artists. Along with a stunning permanent collection, the museum shows temporary exhibits that ensures there's always something new to see. The Morris Museum of Art also has an impressive collection of research material on Southern artwork in its on-site Center for the Study of Southern Art.
The Georgia Golf Hall of Fame was created in 1982. Encompassing approximately 17 acres along the banks of the Savannah River along Reynolds Street, this beautiful attraction includes eight acres of gorgeous display gardens! Sculptures of Arnold Palmer, Byron Nelson, Raymond Floyd, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones and Jack Nicklaus all have permanent homes in these gardens!
Built in 1859 by a merchant, you can take a guided tour of the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson. President Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president of the United States and as a boy Wilson lived here from 1960 to 1870. Explore this double story brick house, often called the Manse, which has been carefully preserved with authentic antiques.
Discover the story of the historic Augusta Canal at the fun and interactive Augusta Canal Discovery Center at Enterprise Mill. Step inside the former textile mill and learn about the Augusta Canal, that helped shape the local Industrial Revolution and had a unique role during the American Civil War. As well as learning about the history of the canal, you'll learn how canals work through engaging interactive exhibits. Afterwards take a boat ride on the canal to see this wonder up close.
The home of the famed governor George Walton, the Meadow Garden is one of the state's oldest buildings. George Walton was a politician who was part of the Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence. Tour the Meadow Garden to learn more about his life as well as see this old home up close, including antique furniture and decor.
See what life was like in 1797 by visiting the Ezekiel Harris House. This historic house has been completely restored, allowing you to marvel at the period details like the vaulted hallway and authentic antiques. The house has Federal Period architecture with an Georgia influence. Take a tour of the house and you'll feel like you stepped back in time.
From the era of slavery and America