I hope you are all having an amazing week so far. Today I wanted to share an amazing tour that after 3 years of living in Augusta I have finally gone on. This tour is the Augusta Canal Boat Tours.
Honestly, going into this tour I was not excited. Before I tell my story, let me tell you why I went on the tour.
I am apart of Augusta University’s Army ROTC program and we had to essentially take a “field trip” to a place of historical importance. So we decided to go downtown and do a boat tour.
The building that the tour starts out from is the Enterprise Mill. This is an absolutely beautiful building located in downtown Augusta. The Mill is built out of amazing red brick and was originally built as a flour mill in 1848. Today that Mill houses several businesses and lofts (My fiance and I actually stayed in an Airbnb here and it was perfect).
To begin the tour, we had to watch a quick movie on the history of the canal. I have lived in Augusta for roughly 3 years and I am so disappointed that it has taken me this long to learn about this amazing city! The movie was very inspiring and although I’m not from here it was awesome to learn about how this city made an impact on the Civil War.
After this video we were able to visit the museum while we waited for the boat. The museum is just as educational as the video.
Next, our tour guide took us to the boat. Once I went out there I was overwhelmed. It was such a beautiful day and being out on the water was so calming. The tour guide along with the captain pointed out things along the canal that were of historical importance. We came across the oldest house in Augusta and the Powder Works which helped to supply gunpowder to soldiers during the Civil War.
Our tour guide told us fun facts about Augusta during the Civil War up until today. She also elaborated on several rumors that went around during that time.
My next historical adventure will be visiting Woodrow Wilson’s childhood home which is also located in downtown Augusta.
This is a MUST! This tour was so pleasant, especially with the weather cooperating. This is a perfect tour to go on for a day-date, hanging out with friends or even taking your family out.
Quick facts and tips for you:
- With a purchase of a boat tour ticket you get free admission to the museum
- It is $14 per adult and if you are a student, military or a senior then your ticket is $12.
- If it’s sunny out, wear glasses and a hat that you won’t lose on the ride.
- If you’re going with a group call to reserve, just in case
- Friday’s and Saturday’s they do music boat tours
After our tour we visited Farmhaus Burgers .
I ordered the ‘New Mexico’ which was really good and it had just a little bit of spice to it.
If you’re in Augusta or even your own hometown I HIGHLY suggest taking a tour or going to a museum to learn a little history and some fun facts.