Augusta Sights and Landmarks Guide, Georgia
Augusta is a city in Georgia, US in Richmond County and is internationally known to host Masters Golf tournament every year during spring. Apart from that, the major attractions in Augusta, GA include the following:
Augusta Museum of History: The 23 permanent galleries of the museum are filled with remarkable exhibits of Augusta’s history that include Civil war and Revolutionary uniforms and weapons, local history and native culture of America. The theatre of history features a different movie every month.
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park: Do not forget to visit 1000 acres of wetlands, nature trails, swamps, observation decks and broad walks to be in the midst of blue herons, egrets, otters and alligators in their natural habitats. Restroom facilities are also available in the park and the visitors centre is also open on weekends.
Goshen Plantation: Water hazards and oversized greens playing on many holes are featured in this semi-privately owned par 72, 18 hole golf course which includes a practice green, driving range, well stocked pro shop and practice bunker.
Magnolia Cemetery: This is a cemetery spread over 60 acres of land. It is the place of rest for seven generals and over 500 Confederate soldiers. It is also a cemetery for notable persons from the period of the Civil War.
Sacred Heart Cultural Center: Being a wonder of architecture, this building had been constructed with the use of 15 different designs of bricks that is more than any building in the whole world. It features the architectural style of Romanesque Revival, stained glass windows from Germany, graceful arches and twin spires and it has served as a worship place for the Catholics for more than 7 decades. This building is opened for tours and has been a unique place for social and cultural events. The gift shop on the site features works done by regional artists.
Imperial Theatre: Built in 1917, it is a historic theatre which hosted vaudeville and original silent movies in its earlier days. Today, it is used for live performances on stage. The theatre is home to Augusta Ballet and Augusta Opera.
Old Government House: The house was initially designed for serving the Richmond County Government but it has also served the city government and has been home to several Augusta families. Now, the building serves as a reception hall for several exhibitions of changing art.
Springfield Village Park: The Park celebrates the aspirations and legacy of the historical Springfield Baptist church, the oldest Black Church of US, and provides a setting for two significant sculptures of Richard Hunt.
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