Attractions

Aiken County Historical Museum: 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; (803) 642-2015; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 2-5 p.m. Sundays; free

 

Augusta Canal Interpretive Center: 1450 Greene St., Enterprise Mill, Suite 400; (706) 823-0440; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; Petersburg boat tours

Augusta Museum of History: 560 Reynolds St.; (706) 722-8454, augustamuseum.org; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays; $4 adults, $2 ages 6-18

DuPont Planetarium: 471 University Parkway, Aiken; (803) 641-3654, rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium; $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 students, $1 with USC Aiken ID

Ezekiel Harris House: 1840 Broad St.; (706) 737-2820; 1797 house; 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays by appointment; 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays-Fridays; 1-5 p.m. Saturdays; $2 adults, $1 children, 5 and younger free

Hickory Hill: 502 Hickory Hill Drive, Thomson; (706) 595-7777, www.hickory-hill.org; home of Tom Watson, a populist politician; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays

Laurel and Hardy Museum: 250 N. Louisville St., Harlem; (706) 556-0401; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays

Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History: 1116 Phillips St.; (706) 724-3576, lucycraftlaneymuseum.com; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays

Meadow Garden Historic Site: 1320 Independence Drive; (706) 724-4174; 1792 home of George Walton, Declaration of Independence signer

North Augusta Arts and Heritage Center: 100 Georgia Ave.; (803) 441-4380; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; $3 adult, $1 K-12 student, free ages 5 and younger

Sacred Heart Cultural Center: 1301 Greene St.; (706) 826-4700; gift shop and art gallery; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; free

 

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Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:35

Pop Rocks: Augusta, my Christmas wish list has one thing

My family often accuses me of being a difficult person to Christmas shop for. While it is true that my tastes run toward the particular and tend to lean heavily on easy-to-wrap standards such as books and records, I believe that as I get older, I’m less concerned with the item than the idea. Give me something I believe you have thought about and carefully considered, and I’m happy. The present clearly purchased at the drug store the day before is met with considerably less enthusiasm.

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