Sleep Inn & Suites
921 Edgefield Rd.
North Augusta, SC 29841
Phone: (803) 202-0209
Fax: (803) 202-0147
Spanning four blocks along the Savannah River, the Augusta Riverwalk is a delightful place to take an afternoon stroll while taking in the sights along the water. The walk is split into two brick-lined levels, and dotted with several impressive fountains and picturesque vistas of the city.
Look out at the tranquil water at the Augusta Riverfront Marina. Find a grassy spot on at the marina's park and look out at the marina to see boats floating in the water for a tranquil afternoon. The marina is also known for hosting events.
Located on the current grounds of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the Fort Augusta Monument is a Celtic cross that was crafted in 1735 to mark the site of where Fort Augusta used to stand. Fort Augusta was a British fort built in the 1730s and its creation marks the beginning of the settlement Augusta. The garrison left the fort in 1767 when England believed they had firm control over the area and the fort was dismantled, though the settlement of Augusta remained. Along with the Celtic cross is a 1730s cannon that was believed to have been used at Fort Augusta.
Built in 1750, Saint Paul's Church has been the site of many historical moments. The church has housed refugees during the French and Indian War, was used as a hospital during the American Revolution, and it was used for public meetings when Augusta was Georgia's capital. The original church building was destroyed and the current building was created in1919 with a Georgian Colonial facade. Visit the church yard to view the Fort Augusta Monument as well as the grave of Colonel William Few who was one of the signers of the United States Constitution.
Once the largest building in Augusta, the Lamar Building has occupied a historic place within the city's skyline since 1918. The building attained its rank as the tallest in town after world-famous architect I.M. Pei designed a penthouse level in 1973.
If the sight of a lone pillar occupying a small chunk of Augusta sidewalk seems a bit strange, it's not by accident. The pillar - once the corner of the Augusta farmers market - retains a haunted history. Visitors be warned: touch the pillar or try to move it in any way and the punishment is death. Whether or not this curious item is lethal or not, it's a fun detour in downtown Augusta.
See what life was like in 1797 by visiting the Ezekiel Harris House. This historic house has been completely restored, allowing you to marvel at the period details like the vaulted hallway and authentic antiques. The house has Federal Period architecture with an Georgia influence. Take a tour of the house and you'll feel like you stepped back in time.
With just 18 people the First Baptist Church of Augusta was formed in 1817. By 1921, the congregation built there first church that was rebuilt in 1902. This new building was created based on the Beaux Arts school of eclectic Classicism, an architecture style that is known for symmetry and Baroque elements. The historic building has an impressive dome as well as Corinthian columns. However, due to the church's growth the congratulation moved to a new church at 3500 Walton Way. Although the congregation left this this historical site it is still preserved to this day due to its beauty and historic relevance.
Built in 1859 by a merchant, you can take a guided tour of the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson. President Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president of the United States and as a boy Wilson lived here from 1960 to 1870. Explore this double story brick house, often called the Manse, which has been carefully preserved with authentic antiques.
The First Presbyterian Church was established in 1804, though the current building was completed in 1812. The church's Romanesque style of architecture was designed by architect Robert Mills, who is famous for designing the Washington Monument. The First Presbyterian Church of Augusta has been the site of several historic events, including becoming a hospital for both Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Today the church has a friendly congregation and is welcoming to visitors who would like to worship during the Sunday service.
The Old Government House, also called the Old Richmond County Courthouse, was constructed in 1801 and is one of the oldest buildings in the city. The Old Government House was originally a public building and the seat for the local government, but in 1821 the house became an upscale residence. In 1951 the building was used as the reception facility for the Augusta Junior League and in the 1970s the Historic Augusta bought it. Finally in 1987 the city bought the historic building to preserve it as well as rent it out as a public building once again. The building has a unique range of architecture elements and mainly has a Regency style.
The home of the famed governor George Walton, the Meadow Garden is one of the state's oldest buildings. George Walton was a politician who was part of the Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence. Tour the Meadow Garden to learn more about his life as well as see this old home up close, including antique furniture and decor.