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The Augusta Museum of History collects and preserves the history of the Augusta area, including an exhibit that goes back in time 12,000 years to its prehistoric days. Other exhibits range from military uniforms from several wars, the history of golf, Georgia railroad history, and a unique display on James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul".

The Boyhood Home of Woodrow Wilson served as the home of future 28th President of the United States "Tommy" Woodrow Wilson and his family, while his father was a reverend in Augusta. Tommy was one year old when the family moved into the home in 1860 and remained until 1870.

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History honors the forward-thinking Lucy Craft Laney who started the first school for black children in Augusta in 1883. This museum, the only one for African American history in the Augusta and surrounding area, is located in Laney's former home and promotes education through arts, history, and leadership.

The Morris Museum of Art has a collection of over 5,000 paintings, photos, and sculptures, some of which date back to the 18th century. It is the only museum to focus on art and artists from the American South.

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area has the country's only functioning, in use industrial power canal built in 1845 to harness the Savannah River's power. The area is also now used for hiking, biking, boating and boat tours, and other recreational activities.

The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is the only contemporary art gallery and non-profit visual arts school in Augusta. There are classes for all age levels and year-round art of local, national and international artists on display.

The Ezekial Harris House gives visitors a very fine idea of what life was like during the Federal Period of Georgia's history; the house was built in 1797 by a wealthy tobacco merchant in the former area of Harrisburg, a rival of Augusta's in tobacco planting. It is said to be one of the best preserved 18th century homes in Georgia.

The Augusta Cotton Exchange was at one time the world's second largest cotton exchange and was built at its peak in the mid-1880s while the market grew rapidly. Still on display is a chalkboard with writing from the early 1900s.

The Fort Gordon Signal Corp Museum is an educational center for military members and civilians to learn and appreciate the history of the Signal Corp from its beginning in 1860 to today. Many artifacts are on display, including items such as signaling equipment from 1880 and a telephone used by General Wheeler at the battle of San Juan Hill.

The Signers Monument is dedicated to the 3 Declaration of Independence signers from Georgia: George Walton, Lyman Hall, and Button Gwinnett. The first two were reburied underneath the monument when it was dedicated in 1848.
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