Skip to main content

Augusta Canal

Augusta Canal

Visitors can float past 200 years of Georgia history on a replica canal cargo boat, visit the award-winning Canal Interpretive Center in a restored textile mill, view the Confederate Powderworks chimney, or hike, bike or paddle along the historic waterway.

The 1848 Granite Mill is the oldest mill to begin operations on the canal. After the canal expanded in the 1870s, the large, brick Enterprise Mill was built on the site. Today it houses businesses, apartments and the Augusta Canal Interpretive Center. The 10,000 square-foot visitor center houses models, movies and working mill machinery. Daily narrated guided tours are conducted aboard open-air boats modeled after the cargo vessels that carried cotton and other crops to markets.

Enjoy our work? Help us keep going.

Now in its 75th year, American Heritage relies on contributions from readers like you to survive. You can support this magazine of trusted historical writing and the volunteers that sustain it by donating today.