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Swamp Nature Park - Sand Dune - Bird Rescue Refuge
Feathered Friends Forever Birds and Parrot Rescue Refuge - Feathered Friends Forever works to improve the lives of companion birds and promotes advancing avian welfare through humane education, rescue, and by providing a temporary and/or permanent safe haven for birds. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Open Saturday and Sunday: 11am to 5pm. All other times by appointment only please.
Phone: 706-556-2424 - Address: 612 Byrd Drive, Harlem, GA 30814
Ohoopee Sand Dune - Located 6 miles west of Swainsboro on US Hwy. 80 and on the eastern bank of the Little Ohoopee River, the sand dune system contains rare species and sensitive habitats and is believedto have been formed some 20,000 years ago. Look for kiosk on north side of the road. Phone: 478-237-6423 - Location: Intersection of U.S. 80/U.S.1 Swainsboro Bypass, Swainsboro Georgia
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park - Visit 1,150 acres of wetlands, swamps, nature trails and observation decks where herons, hawks, otters, alligators and a bobcat can be spotted. Call for hours. Free. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 706-828-2109 - Address: Lock–and-Dam Rd., Augusta, Georgia 30906
Clarks Hill - J Strom Thurmond Lake is an oasis for boating, fishing and picnicking. Clark Hill Lake is the largest reservoir in the Southeast, boasting 1,200 miles of shoreline. Daily. Free.
Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 706-359-7970 – Address: 2959 McCormick Hwy, Lincolnton Georgia 30817
Lake Sinclair has 417 miles of scenic shoreline are pleasantly interrupted by its charming coves and inlets. Daily. Free. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired.
Contact: Georgia Power Company at 706-485-8704
McDuffie Public Fishing Area - The McDuffie Public Fishing Area encompasses a public fishing area, warm-water hatchery, environmental center and camping. Phone: 706-595-1684 - Address: 4695 Fish Hatchery Rd., McDuffie, Georgia
Local Farm
The Gourd Farm produces guords of all sizes. Fresh homemade syrups and vegetables are sold here. Open Mon-Sat 8 am - 5 pm. Phone: 706-547-6784 - Address: 1089 Hoyt Braswell Rd., Wrens, GA
Historic Sites
Battle of Brier Creek - In a circular movement covering 50 miles, a force of about 900 men crossed the creek west of Ashe’s position, proceeding to move to his rear. By the afternoon of March 2nd several British reconnoitering parties were seen; more were seen the following morning. As he took no action against them, other than positioning militia facing the apparent enemy in his rear. As the British advanced and opened fire, the militia broke and ran for the swamps. Click on link above for more info. Located in Waynesboro Georgia (south of Augusta)
Cedar Grove Cemetery is one rich in black history. The staff of the Augusta-Richmond County Cemeteries compiled the information on our website. In 1820, Augusta allotted 40 acres of land where slaves were laid to rest in wooden boxes or were simply wrapped in clothe and buried in unmarked, shallow graves. Amenties: Parking and Accessibility for mobility-impaired.
Phone: (706) 821-1748 - Address: 530 Greene Street, Augusta Georgia
Confederate Powderworks Chimney - The smokestack remains as a monument to those who built and worked in Confederate Powderworks. It is the only surviving structure built by the Confederate States of America. Amenities: Parking and Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 706-823-0440 Toll free 888-659-8926 – Address: 1717 Goodrich St., Augusta, GA
Kettle Creek Revolutionary War Battlefield - On Feb 14, 1779, an important battle between the British and Patriot forces forever broke the stranglehold that the British had on Georgia. Parking available. Open daily. Phone: 706-678-2013 - Address: 44 Warhill Rd., Washington Georgia
Laney-Walker Historic District is the heart of the traditionally African-American business district. Tabernacle Baptist Church and Penny Savings Bank are among the historic sites in the area. Hours vary. Amenities: Parking, Accessibility for mobility-impaired Phone: 706-823-6600 and toll free 800-726-0243 - Address: 600-1400 Blocks Laney-Walker Blvd., Augusta, GA 30901
Katie the Parrot at Feathered Friends Parrot Rescue
Magnolia Cemetery is the resting place for more than 500 Confederate soldiers and seven generals, and other notables from the period. Open daily. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired - Phone: 706-821-1746 – Address: 702 Third St., Augusta, GA
Market House was built at the crossing of two trails, the open-air building dates back to the late 1700s. In the center hangs a bell that was used to warn of Indian attacks. Open Daily.
Amenities: Parking, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 478-625-8134 – Address: Center of Broad St., Louisville Georgia 30434
Revolutionary Cemetery - Many Revolutionary War soldiers are buried in this National Register historic cemetery. Open daily. Free admission. Tours available. Amenities: Parking - Phone: 478-625-8134 – Address: GA Hwy. 24 W., Louisville, GA 30434
Scull Shoals Mill Village - Pre-Columbian mounds surround Scull Shoals, a now-defunct village marked by slavery, fires, floods and droughts. Spring archaeology digs. Daily. Call for tours. Free.
Amenities: Parking - Phone: 706-453-7592, 866-341-4466 - Address: Macedonia Church Rd., Greensboro Georgia 30642
Rock House was built around 1785 and is the oldest stone residence in Georgia. Daily. In Thomson, built in 1785, is said to be one of Georgia's oldest documented houses with design intact. Built by Thomas Ansley, the home is said to be the home of ancestors of former president Jimmy Carter. The design and construction are typical of the New Jersey area from which the Quakers who settled in Wrightsborough came. The house was occupied continuously until the 1930's. It is now owned by the Wrightsboro Quaker Foundation and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also said that Rock House is haunted. Call the CVB for directions.
Phone: 706-597-1000 – Address: Rock House Rd., Thomson, GA 30824
Springfield Baptist Church is the oldest African-American church in the US. (1787); where Morehouse College and Georgia Republican Party were organized. Mon.-Fri. 11a.m.-3p.m. Call for tours. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 706-724-1056 – Address: 114 12th St. at Reynolds St., Augusta Georgia 30901
Train Viewing Platform - Located next to the Old Freight Train Depot Museum and on a Georgia Scenic Byway. Watch trains pass through Millen and tour the old freight depot museum. Phone: 478-982-5595 - Address: 548 Cotton Ave., Millen Georgia
Phinizy Swamp
Outdoors Walking and Driving Tours - Some are Historic
Augusta Canal Headgates - Walk, bike, canoe or kayak through the Augusta Canal National Heritage area. This 7.5-mile historic canal takes you past natural and urban landscapes.
Phone: 866-391-7677 – Address: 3300 Evans to Locks Rd., Martinez Georgia 30907
Augusta Downtown Historic District - Augusta Downtown Historic District encompasses the historic commercial area centered on Broad Street; industrial properties along the Savannah River and the railroad; and governmental, religious, and residential resources along Greene and Telfair Streets. Phone: 706-823-0440 ext. 4, 800-659-8926
Address: 1450 Greene Street, Suite 400, Augusta, GA 30901
Augusta Riverwalk lets you stroll along multilevel walkways by the Savannah River to the Jessye Norman Amphitheater and Heroes’ Overlook memorial, museums and parks.
Amenities: parking, restrooms, accessibility for mobility-impaired, food and party facilities.
Phone: 706-821-1754 – Located: Between Sixth and Tenth Sts., Augusta GA 30901
Big Cloud Creek Covered Bridge - in Lexington, Georgia. Built in 1905, and is 168 feet long. Also known as Howard Bridge. Not open to traffic. Phone: 706-743-3113 or 706-743-5270.
Directions: From Athens, take Hwy. 72 east to Colbert, south to Smithsonia and east on Chandler Silver Road. In Watson Mill State Park in Oglethorpe County.
Crawfordville Walking Tour - This small Georgia town has served as a location fir numerous movies such as Sweet Home Alabama, Pushing Up Daisies, and many more. Crawfordville was also home to A.H. Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy. Phone: 706-456-2606 - Location: GA Hwy. 22, Crawfordville Georgia
Laney-Walker Historic District is the heart of the traditionally African-American business district. Tabernacle Baptist Church and Penny Savings Bank are among the historic sites in the area. Hours vary. Amenities: Parking, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 706-823-6600 and toll free 800-726-0243 - Address: 600-1400 Blocks Laney-Walker Blvd., Augusta, GA 30901
Lexington Historic District - Enjoy a walking tour with its unquie antique stores and gift shops. Lexington is also the home of Goodness Grows Nursery and Shaking Rock Park. Phone: 706-359-4444 - Location: US Hwy. 78, Lexington Georgia
Philomath - President Wilson visited this town, home to many large cotton plantations. Historic driving tour information at the Oglethorpe Chamber. Phone: 706-743-3113 - Location: GA Hwy. 22 (15 miles southeast of Lexington)
Summerville Historic District - Drive or stroll these streets and enjoy a variety of architectural sights and styles. Phone: 706-823-6600, 800-726-0243 Address: Walton Way and Milledge Rd., Augusta Georgia 30904

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