Augusta was established in 1736 by General James Edward Oglethorpe. Also known as the “winter golf capital of America” it is no stranger to famous faces and celebrities. Socialites, presidents, heirs to well- known companies and brands are just a few names that graced guest logs of popular properties in Augusta. Southern hospitality is definitely felt in this resort destination as some have referred to it.
As it has for over fifty years, the Masters Tournament continues to offer an opportunity to share in the celebration of excellence that has made it the world’s most prestigious sporting event; and the city is proud to welcome those who arrive each April to share the time-honored traditions. Bobby jones built the Augusta National Golf Club and hosted its First Invitational Tournament in 1934.
- Frog Hollow Tavern - Located in Historic Downtown Augusta, Frog Hollow Tavern serves regional cuisine from locally sourced farms. The bar barrel ages craft cocktails and also has a wide selection of wines both by the glass and bottle.
- Abel Brown - Abel Brown is a southern kitchen & oyster bar nestled in Surrey Center in Augusta, Ga. The name, much like our menu, is a nod to and celebration of our blended cultural roots. Authentic, yet refined, our ingredient-driven dishes are prepared and served with thought and respect. We pair clean and modern Southern cuisine with the charm & tradition reserved for high company.
- Hildebrandts- We are Hildebrandt's. A family-owned, German-inspired delicatessen with a heaping helping of Southern hospitality. We have character. We have style. Our wares and fare have been time-tested and Augusta-approved since 1879, when Nicholas Hildebrandt founded the store as a local grocery. Since then, Hildebrandt's has evolved into both a deli and destination for items of convenience and distinctiveness. We invite you to join us, and to share your experience with others many times over, creating new memories of delicious food, unique gifts and fine conversation.
Museums and Sightseeing
- August Museum of History - Since 1937, the Augusta Museum of History has collected, preserved, interpreted, and shared the history of Augusta, GA and the Central Savannah River Area. It is the oldest historical agency that focuses on the preservation and presentation of local and regional history. It houses a 12- pound bronze Napoleon Cannon tube, a reconstructed 56 – foot Petersburg Boat and an 1869 steam fire engine. The Augusta Museum of History offers a variety of tours Tuesday through Sunday.
- Augusta Canal National Heritage Area - Augusta Canal is a National Heritage Area, a place designated by the U.S. Congress that best represents an important theme in American history. Augusta Canal tells the story of the Industrial Revolution in the American South. Built in 1845 to harness the water and power of the Savannah River, this canal brought textile and other manufacturing to the region in the era before, during and after the American Civil War. Augusta Canal is the oldest continuously operating hydropower canal in the United States.
- Augusta Riverwalk - The Augusta Riverwalk features a children’s playground and various gardens. Two museums are located off the walkway along with the Jessye Norman Amphitheater and several restaurants. Great for families out for some fresh air along the Savannah River.