Petersburg boats return to Augusta Canal next Friday

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The Petersburg boats will return to the Augusta Canal beginning May 8. The one-hour guided nature and historic tours, music cruises and three-hour sunset tours resume their regular schedule following a three-month hiatus during a major canal construction project that required draining the canal itself.

Daily one-hour tours are Monday through Saturday at 10 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30, 3 and 4:30 p.m. Three-hour length evening tours are offered Saturdays at 5p.m during April, 5:30 p.m. during May and 6 p.m. in June.

Tours guides point out the scenic and historic highlights of the 164-year-old canal, including National Historic sites such as Confederate Powderworks and 19th Century mills s well and the plentiful and fascinating wildlife. Tours begin at the Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill, an interactive museum that tells the story of the canal that brought the Industrial Revolution to the American South.

Moonlight Music Cruises begin with Celtic Concert on Friday, May 8, 7 p.m.

The Moonlight Music Cruise series, featuring a live performance on the Petersburg boat will begin its season on Friday, May 8 with a performance of Celtic music by Lillie Morris and Solstice. The popular tours offer a wide array of musical styles each Friday night in spring and again in the fall, from early September through early November. Passengers are welcome to bring aboard refreshments of their choice. The spring season’s lineup also includes jazz, rock, pop and blues vocalists, Celtic, gospel, bluegrass instrumentalists and even a tribute to Elvis Presley. All seats $24.

General Information

Augusta Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene Street. Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 1-5:30 p.m. Interpretive Center admission $6. Boat tickets for the one-hour tours are $12 per seat and include free Canal Interpretive Center admission. Three-hour evening tours, $20 per seat. Moonlight Music Tours, $24 per seat. A $2 discount applies to any ticket for Senior (65+), Active Military/dependent, Student (age 4 through Grade 12 or with college ID). One child age 3 or younger may accompany a ticketed adult or senior at no charge. Group rates also available. General Reservations call 706-823-0440 extension. 4; Groups, extension 7.


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