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Explore Augusta – 6 Unique Experiences To Enjoy Even As A Local

Augusta is a city that is full of things to see and do. Are you ready to explore Augusta? If you're like me, you've probably heard a common complaint of how there's "nothing to do in Augusta." But, sometimes it just takes looking at things from a different perspective.  I know I'm guilty of getting stuck in a routine, which can lead to boredom. Instead of complaining about not having anything to do, shake things up and look around! I've lived in the Augusta area for just over 7 years now, and there are still things that I have yet to experience. Even though I feel like I've done a lot of things, there are still many restaurants I haven't visited and places I haven't seen. And on top of that, since I've lived in the area, there has been continuous growth and new businesses added all the time.  Of course with holidays, we expect there to be multiple events going on, but the truth is, even without a holiday, there are plenty of activities, shows, entertainment, and more ways to explore Augusta. We'll take a look at some of the things you can do just about any given weekend in Augusta below! History Of Augusta The history of Augusta is rich.  According to the city of Augusta website, the area was established in 1736 by British General James Oglethorpe. The settlement got its name from the bride of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales. The original settlement was in the area that is now known as Summerville. The area was also home to tribes of Creek and Cherokee Indians. The Augusta area played an important role during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. And Augusta has the only structure ever built by the Confederate States of American, which is the site of the old Confederate Powderworks. The Augusta Canal was constructed in 1847, which would lead Augusta to become the second largest inland cotton market in the world. Another fun fact: Augusta once served at the state capital from 1785 until 1795. There is so much history to explore in Augusta, and many historic homes and buildings like the boyhood home of Woodrow Wilson (28th President of the United States), the George Walton Home (he was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence), the Ezekiel Harris House, and Springfield Baptist Church, which is the oldest African American church in the U.S. One place that I didn't add to this list of ways to explore Augusta, but that can teach you a lot about the history is the Augusta Museum of History. Whether you're from Augusta or not, there are many interesting facts about Augusta throughout the years. They are located at 560 Reynolds Street in Downtown Augusta. Check out their website for hours and admission information. Ways To Explore Augusta Now let's look at a few of the many things to do in the area to explore Augusta, see new things, and learn more about the Garden City!

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