Top 12 attractions to explore in Richmond County
The county is named for Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond, a British politician and office-holder sympathetic to the cause of the American colonies. Richmond was also a first cousin to King George III.
The Augusta Canal is a historic canal located in Augusta, Georgia, United States. The canal is fed by the Savannah River and passes through three levels in suburban and urban Augusta before the water returns to the river at various locations. It was devised to harness the water power at the fall line of the Savannah River to drive mills, to provide transportation of goods, and to provide a municipal water supply. It is the only canal in the US in continuous use for its original purposes of provi
Augusta National Golf Club sometimes referred to as Augusta or the National, is one of the most famous and exclusive golf clubs in the world. Augusta National was founded in 1932 by Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts on the 365-acre site of a former nursery called Fruitland. Jones sought to create a world-class winter golf course in his native state of Georgia.
The Augusta Riverwalk spans between 6th & 10th Streets in Downtown Augusta along the Savannah River. The RiverWalk includes several smaller venues where anything is possible. Augusta’s RiverWalk is the perfect place to make a memory like weddings, picnics, bridal photo sessions, etc.
Meadow Garden was the home of George Walton, one of the youngest signers of the Declaration of Independence. The historic house museum has been open to the public since 1901 and is a National Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.
The park contains wetlands and woodlands and has a campus for water research and environmental education, which includes a visitor center. Birds commonly found at Phinizy Swamp include red-shouldered hawks, great blue herons, sora, wood ducks and bald eagles.
It was built by Jesuit priests and its first service was on December 2, 1900, in Augusta, Georgia.The Sacred Heart Cultural Center, known also as Sacred Heart Catholic Church, is an events center and a former Roman Catholic Church. It is also one of the more notable and recognized landmarks in the city.
The monument is located on the 500 block of Greene Street in front of the Augusta Municipal Center, which was in 1848 the location of the City Hall, and marks the graves of two signers of the Declaration of Independence and pays tribute to a third. It is a granite obelisk, twelve feet square at the base and tapering to a height of fifty feet.
The Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home, a National Historic Landmark, is located at 419 7th St. within the boundaries of the Augusta Downtown Historic District.The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson serves as a house museum depicting the life of the 28th President as a boy growing up in Georgia during the Civil War and Reconstruction
Map of attractions in Richmond County