Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

Nestled along the Savannah River lies one of Augusta’s most treasured historic sites, the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area. This beautiful canal was conceived in the early 1800s as a source of power, water, and transportation for the growing city. Today, the Augusta Canal provides a window into the past with its still functioning 19th century textile mills, canal towpath trail, and historic architecture. A ride down the canal on a guided boat tour is one of the best ways to experience this National Heritage Area. Knowledgeable guides will narrate the history of Augusta as you pass by canal locks and learn how this engineering marvel helped transform Augusta into an industrial powerhouse. Many tours also allow you to disembark and explore the canal on foot, taking in sights like the Confederate Powder Works chimney, the remains of the old city waterworks, and the still operating Sibley and King Mills. Don’t miss a jaunt down the Canal Towpath Trail, which runs alongside the canal for over 8 miles. This flat, paved trail is popular with joggers, walkers, and bikers looking to enjoy natural scenery and Augusta history. Interpretive signs explain how the canal operated and the remains of old bridges and locks. For a real treat, rent a kayak and paddle down the canal yourself, taking in views of the sloping canal walls and passing boats. The Augusta Canal Discovery Center is also a must-visit to learn about the canal’s conception, construction, and impact on Augusta. Exhibits like a full-scale replica of a 19th century textile mill will give you an up-close look at canal life. Getting to the Augusta Canal by charter bus is a breeze. Your professional driver will know exactly where to go for the closest drop-off points near the canal boat tours, trailheads, and discovery center. After your canal explorations, your comfortable bus will be waiting to whisk you off to the next adventure.

1450 Greene St, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 823-0440

Riverwalk Augusta

Looking for fun, food, and culture in the heart of downtown Augusta? Then a stroll down the Augusta Riverwalk is a must during your visit. This beautiful walkway along the Savannah River connects you to museums, restaurants, shops, and Augusta’s best attractions. The Riverwalk stretches over 15 miles, but its most popular section runs along the riverfront in downtown Augusta. Here you’ll find the Augusta Museum of History with interactive exhibits detailing the city’s past. Stop for a snack or meal at the Riverwalk Marina restaurants, many with outdoor patio seating right on the river. You can also rent a kayak, take a riverboat cruise, or hop aboard the Augusta Ducks for a fun land and water tour of the city. Don’t miss a photo op at the iconic Augusta Canal Lock and Dam, or walk across the beautiful 13th Street Bridge. Along the way, you’ll find informational plaques and art installations that dive into Augusta’s history and culture. Benches line the Riverwalk so you can stop to relax and take in the views of the river and Downtown Augusta’s skyline. Getting your group to the Augusta Riverwalk is easy with a charter bus rental. Your professional driver will know the best places to drop you off near the museums, restaurants, boat tours, and shops you want to visit. You’ll be able to access the Riverwalk at several points during your visit before your bus picks you up. Then you can sit back and relax on your way to the next stop!

560 Reynolds St, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 722-8454

Meadow Garden

Step back in time with a tour of Meadow Garden, an elegant antebellum home that belonged to the founders of Augusta. This gorgeous historic house was built in 1791 by George Walton, one of Georgia’s signers of the Declaration of Independence. The home stayed in the Walton family until the 1850s when it was purchased by William Ellison, a former slave who became one of the South’s wealthiest plantation owners. On a guided tour of Meadow Garden, you’ll learn all about the history of the home as you explore room by room. See the formal parlors where the Walton family entertained guests and the dining room where lavish feasts were held. Marvel at the handcrafted woodwork, original furniture, and historic artifacts on display. Costumed guides really bring the history of the home to life. The grounds at Meadow Garden are just as transportive. Stroll through meticulously tended formal gardens and under the branches of towering oak trees. Visit the Walton family cemetery to pay respects and take in views of the 18th century barn and smokehouse. Make sure to snap some photos of the picturesque home from the outside too! Getting to this historic Augusta gem is easy with a charter bus rental. Your professional driver can drop your group off right at the entrance to Meadow Garden to start your tour. After your trip back in time, your comfortable bus will be ready to take you on to your next adventure!

1320 Independence Dr, Augusta, GA 30904 (706) 724-4174

Sacred Heart Cultural Center

Augusta is home to beautiful historic churches, and one of the most magnificent is Sacred Heart Cultural Center. This awe-inspiring Romanesque Revival church was built in the 1890s for Augusta’s Irish Catholic community. While no longer an active parish, today Sacred Heart opens its doors for sacred concerts, art exhibits, and community events. Even if you don’t have tickets for a show at Sacred Heart, this stunning historic building is worth a visit. On a self-guided tour, you can take in the soaring arches, intricate stained glass windows, and ornate decor. Make sure to see the exquisite marble altar and take in the church’s amazing acoustics. The cultural center still holds mass monthly and for holidays. The adjacent La Croix Library at Sacred Heart houses a museum with Catholic artifacts and tells the story of the church’s history. Rotating exhibits feature topics related to the church’s architecture and the history of the Augusta Irish community. Getting your group to this magnificent church is easy with a charter bus rental. Your professional driver will know the best place to drop you off right out front. Then after exploring the church and museum, your comfortable bus will be ready to whisk you away to your next adventure!

1345 Greene St, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 724-2485

Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

Gain insight into Augusta’s African American history with a visit to the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History. This museum is housed in the historic building that was once the home of educator and civil rights activist Lucy Craft Laney. Born into slavery, Laney founded the first school for black children in Augusta in 1883 which she ran for 50 years. On a guided tour, you’ll learn all about Laney’s life and legacy in Augusta as you explore room by room. See exhibits detailing the experiences of black Americans in Augusta through interactive displays. The museum also hosts rotating exhibits related to African American history and culture. Make sure to visit the historic 1870s school house on the grounds which contains artifacts from Laney’s school. You can also walk through the serene prayer garden and view the statues honoring Laney. Don’t miss the gift shop with books, crafts, and souvenirs commemorating this important history. Getting to the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is a breeze with a charter bus rental. Your professional driver will know the best place to drop you off right at the museum’s entrance. Then after your enlightening tour, your comfortable bus will be ready to take you to your next destination!

1116 Phillips St, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 724-3576

Augusta Museum of History

Immerse yourself in over 200 years of Augusta history with a visit to the Augusta Museum of History. This museum houses an impressive collection of artifacts and interactive exhibits that bring Augusta’s past to life. Don’t miss the full-scale replica of the 1785 Fort Discovery stockade that introduces Augusta’s founding. Other exhibits let you walk through historic Augusta shops, see Civil War artifacts, and learn about the Godfather of Soul James Brown. The museum also includes rotating exhibits focused on aspects of Augusta history. Kids love the hands-on Discovery Room where they can try on period clothing, build model boats, and touch artifacts. The museum also hosts events and programs like walking tours of historic Augusta neighborhoods. Make sure to explore the picturesque grounds too! Getting your group to this history hub is easy with a charter bus rental. Your professional driver will know the best place to drop you off right at the museum’s entrance. After your journey through Augusta’s past, your comfortable bus will be ready to transport you to your next stop!

560 Reynolds St, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 722-8454

Morris Museum of Art

Art lovers won’t want to miss a stop at the Morris Museum of Art during their time in Augusta. This expansive museum houses the South’s foremost collection of American art. The permanent collection includes works by artists like N.C. Wyeth, William Merritt Chase, and Georgia O’Keefe. On a guided tour, you’ll learn all about the 7,000 piece collection as you view highlights room by room. Make sure to see the impressive collection of ornate miniature portraits and southern landscape paintings. The museum also hosts exciting rotating exhibits focused on different artists, styles, and themes. Kids will enjoy the interactive children’s gallery where they can create their own masterpieces. And everyone will appreciate the scenic grounds designed by Frederick Law Olmsted which feature historic buildings, modern sculptures, and peaceful walking paths. Getting your group to this art oasis is simple with a charter bus rental. Your professional driver will know the best place to drop you off right at the museum’s entrance. Then after your artful explorations, your comfortable bus will be ready to transport you to your next stop!

1 Tenth St, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 724-7501

Augusta GreenJackets at Lake Olmstead Stadium

Take your group out to the ball game at Lake Olmstead Stadium, home of the Augusta GreenJackets minor league baseball team. The GreenJackets are the Single A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, making this stadium the perfect place to see the baseball stars of tomorrow today. The intimate size of this vintage 1930s era stadium means every seat is a good one. Catch a game from the open-air bleacher seats, from cushioned seats down the baselines, or spring for a luxury suite for a unique experience. Make sure to arrive early to tailgate in the parking lot and take part in fun pre-game traditions like the “GreenJacket Alley” street festival. The GreenJackets are extremely family-friendly with new activities and entertainment every game like fireworks nights, Star Wars theme nights, and post-game kids run the bases. The stadium’s concession stands serve up classic ballpark fare like hot dogs, peanuts, and ice cold beer. Getting your group to a game at Lake Olmstead Stadium is easy with a charter bus rental. Your professional driver will know the best place to drop you off right in front of the stadium entrance. Then after a fun night of baseball, your comfortable bus will be ready to take you home. Play ball!

Lake Olmstead Stadium 78 Milledge Rd, Augusta, GA 30904 (706) 922-WINS

Augusta University Summerville Campus

History buffs will love exploring Augusta University’s stunning Summerville campus. This gorgeous campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and acts as a living museum of Augusta history. The campus dates back to 1828 when it was established as one of Georgia’s first institutions of higher learning. Must-see stops on a self-guided tour include the picturesque Quadrangle lined by antebellum college buildings and oak trees draped in Spanish moss. You’ll also want to see the Gothic Revival style Bell Tower and stop by the C.T. Walker Gallery in Allgood Hall which displays the university’s impressive art collection. Be sure to pay your respects at the Summerville Cemetery where famous Augustans like the founder of the Girl Scouts are buried. The campus grounds are filled with historic statues and architectural details just waiting to be discovered on a leisurely stroll. Getting your group to this historic campus is easy with a charter bus rental. Your professional driver will know the best place to drop you off right by the campus gates. Then after you’ve soaked in the history, your comfortable bus will be ready to take you to your next adventure!

Augusta University Summerville Campus 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904 (706) 737-1632

Westobou Festival

Each fall, Augusta celebrates the arts and humanities with the lively Westobou Festival. For one long weekend, the city comes alive with music, visual arts, film, dance, theater, and more during this popular event. Westobou takes place in venues scattered throughout Augusta, so having a charter bus rental makes taking it all in easy. Your professional driver will create a custom schedule to efficiently shuttle your group around to the different performances and events you want to see. You may start off your Westobou experience with a play at the historic Miller Theater, then head over to hear a jazz concert at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater. Other festival highlights include indie films at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, energetic dance performances at the Imperial Theatre, and vibrant visual arts exhibits at venues across the city. With a charter bus as your transportation, you won’t have to worry about parking or finding your way as you experience the dynamic arts and culture of the Westobou Festival!

Augusta Pride Festival

Each fall, Augusta shows its LGBTQ pride during the lively Augusta Pride Festival. This family-friendly event celebrates diversity and acceptance with live music, vendors, food, and fun. The festival takes place in the Augusta Common downtown, with activities spread across the park. You’ll find 100+ vendors lining the walkways offering everything from crafts to clothing to resources for the LGBTQ community. Multiple stages feature live music and drag performances to get the crowd pumped up. Kid-friendly activities include face painting, balloon animals, and inflatable slides. And the Augusta Pride Parade winds through the Common with colorful floats and festive marchers. Don’t miss the PRIDE Pageant where members of the LGBTQ community compete for the titles of Miss, Mx, and Mr. Gay Augusta! Getting your group to this festival is a cinch with a charter bus rental. Your professional driver will know the best place to drop you off right by Augusta Common. Then after a fun day celebrating diversity, your comfortable bus will be ready to take you home!

Plan Your Trip With Charter Bus Company Augusta

Now that you’ve discovered some of Augusta’s top hidden gems, it’s time to start planning your group trip! At Charter Bus Company Augusta, we make getting your group around Augusta easy and enjoyable. Our modern charter buses will safely transport you around the city to see historic sites, explore nature, experience the arts, and more. You’ll have the flexibility to build a custom Augusta itinerary tailored to your group’s interests. We’ll then match you with the perfect bus and professional driver to make your travels seamless. Your experienced driver will know the best places to pick you up and drop you off at all of Augusta’s attractions. Charter Bus Company Augusta has been providing exceptional transportation services in Augusta for 10 years. Our top priorities are your comfort, safety, and experience. That’s why we offer charter bus amenities like cushioned seats, WiFi, power outlets, and more. Our buses are rigorously inspected and cleaned before every trip. Don’t waste time and energy figuring out transportation for your Augusta group trip. Leave it to the experts at Charter Bus Company Augusta! Give us a call today at 706-524-0056 to get started planning your visit to Augusta’s hidden gems. We can’t wait to show you the best of our wonderful city!