Explore the nation's only industrial power canal still in use for its original purpose. Built in 1845 to harness the water and power of the Savannah River, the Augusta Canal offers history, recreation and unique experiences along miles of towpath, trail and waterway.
Enjoy the Augusta Canal on foot, by bicycle, canoe or kayak. Fish from the banks, watch for wildlife. Or take one of several daily guided tours aboard a replica canal cargo boat.
Encounter the people who built the canal and learn about the progress, problems and promise of its century-and-a-half history at the Augusta Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill.
Office & Interpretive Center located at 1450 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901 * 706-823-0440
The Augusta Canal National Heritage Area
An affiliate of the National Park Service and a member of the Alliance of National Heritage Areas. An official "Passport to Your National Parks" stamp cancellation site.
- Lake Olmstead Discovery Walk May 18,19 POSTPONED. Date to be announced
- Canal wins $200K EPA grant for Sibley Mill environmental clean up.
- Discovery Center-our new name for the Augusta Canal Interpretive Center.
- Moonlight Music Cruises.
Jerrod Gay, May 17 is SOLD OUT; Gwen Hughes, May 24. Music every Friday through June 28.
- River Levee Trail work moving along. Should be finished by end of summer.
- Hours: (March 1 -November 30)
Mon. - Sat. Interpretive Center 9:30-5:30.; Sun. 1-5:30 p.m.,
Boat Tours 10, 11:30 a.m, 1:30, 3 p.m., Sun, 1:30, 3, 4:30 p.m.
- Civil War 150th Canal Tour "Food, Fabric & Firepower" 1:30 daily thru 2013
- Take a virtual 3D tour of Discovery Center with Photosynth
- Directions Click here for directions to Interpretive Center.
- ACT-Adopt a Canal Trail. Learn more on our Volunteer page.
- ESPECIALLY FOR SCHOOLS!
Complete Standards-based lessons to make your Canal Field Trip even better!
Find Out More
- CANAL MAP
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