Attention History Junkies!
Are you moving to Augusta or have you lived here your whole life? Do you actually know anything about our town?
Quick Facts: Augusta is the second oldest city in Georgia up against Savannah. Our town was settled by James Oglethorpe in 1736 and named in honor of Princess Augusta. She was the wife of Frederick, Prince of Wales and the mother of King George III of the United Kingdom.
Historical Site: Augusta has countless historical sights. My favorite is St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. It is Augusta’s first and oldest church, built in 1750 by the Church of England. It was of true Gothic Architecture. The original church burnt down during the Revolutionary War and the second church built in its place burnt down in the Great Augusta Fire of 1916. The current church building is of colonial architecture and designed by Henry Wendell.
There’s tons more history, and chilling ghost stories, where this came from…
Did you know Augusta has a Haunted History Trolley Tour?
If you are new to Augusta or have lived here your whole life, you HAVE to check out this award-winning tour. Michael Wolff was our tour guide. He is amazing at what he does and quite possibly the most informational tour guide ever!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TOUR!
The Augusta Ghost Trolley is YEAR-ROUND!!! To take the trolley tour, reservations are required in advance.
Visit them on Facebook at “Augusta Ghost Trolley”, The Augusta Ghost Trolley Website,
or call them at 706-432-8883!