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News & Upcoming Events

Cool History

This June and July is a great time to visit the museum. Beat the heat with some cool history!

Members Monday - Museum members will enjoy a private guided tour. FREE to members, $5 per accompanied guest including admission. Members make your reservation today, call 706-221-1782.

Tours on Tuesday - Guided tours at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm

Deep Dive Thursday - Join us for an in depth discussion about a unique artifact or thought provoking exhibit. Program starts at 1:00pm.

Family Fun Friday - Take a stroll through the museum with a Sailor and learn about the war on the water with hands on activities. Program starts at 1:00pm and lasts about two hours.

Cool History Group Tour - A Sailor will bring history to life through hands on demonstrations and a tour of our unique exhibits. Program lasts about two hours. $7 per person includes admission, minimum 10. Great for summer camp day trip!

Independence Day Celebration

Join us on the 4th of July and spend some time exploring our nation's history. Guided tours will be offered throughout the day. We will auction off the chance to fire the BIG GUN, an authentic Civil War naval cannon. Auction is at 1:00pm with firing immediately after.

When: Sunday, July 4, 2021 from 12:30 to 4:30pm

Cost: special discounted admission $5 + tax

*Children 6 and under FREE

Museum Collections Internship

The museum is seeking in-person interns for the Summer and Fall of 2021. The collections interns will gain experience in cataloguing the museum’s artifact collection, work with maritime artifacts, and museum collections management software.

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Steamboats Come to Georgia

Steam power certainly changed the economy of Georgia during the pre-war years. In the modern age of cars, it is easy to forget that before the automobile the rivers were the great highways of movement.

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Online Content

Can't visit the museum in person just yet? No problem, visit our YouTube channel for guest lectures, episodes of Curator's Corner, and the fun series Navy Lingo. Enjoy from anywhere and subscribe for new videos added often.

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Volunteer Meetup

Interested in history? Like meeting new people? Have some time to volunteer? This is your perfect opportunity. The museum is looking for volunteers to serve as tour guides and guest services representatives. Scheduling is flexible and no extensive knowledge of Civil War naval history is necessary. Training will be provided. Attend a meet-up and see if this is a good fit for you.

When: First Monday of the Month @ 1:00pm

RSVP appreciated but not required

"Was awesome, it's a great place to take your family or friends."
...museum visitor, Google review