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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.

Augusta CanalAugusta Canal, Georgia, USA

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 Cotton Exchange Building32 8th St, Augusta, GA 30901, USA
Iconic Buildings

Historic building Augusta Cotton Exchange Buildingwas designed by Enoch William Brown and built in the mid-1880s during a cotton boom. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 20, 1978. It is located on Reynolds Street.

Augusta National Golf Club2604 Washington Rd, Augusta, GA 30904, USA

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.

Augusta RiverwalkAugusta, GA 30901, USA
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Urban Walks

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.

Downtown AugustaDowntown Augusta, Augusta, GA 30901, USA
Old Towns

Augusta Downtown Historic District is a historic district that encompasses most of Downtown Augusta, Georgia and its pre-Civil War area.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Meadow Garden1320 Independence Dr, Augusta, GA 30901, USA
Iconic Buildings

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.

New Savannah Bluff Lock and DamNew Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam, Augusta, GA 30906, USA

New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam is located on the Savannah River adjacent to Bush Field Airport and operated by the Augusta Recreation & Parks Department. Lock and Dam is the perfect site for fishing and recreational boating.

Old Medical College598 Telfair St, Augusta, GA 30901, USA
Iconic Buildings

The Old Medical College Building is a historic academic building at 598 Telfair Street in Augusta, Georgia, US. It was built in 1835 for the Medical College of Georgia, then and now one of the leading medical schools of the American South.

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park1858 Lock and Dam Rd, Augusta, GA 30906, USA
National Parks

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.

Sacred Heart Cultural Center1301 Greene St, Augusta, GA 30901, USA

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.

Signers' MonumentMonument St, Augusta, GA 30901, USA

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 Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson419 7th St, Augusta, GA 30901, USA

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