Once Georgia’s last frontier outpost, now it’s third largest city, Columbus is a true destination of choice. From Broadway shows to the State Theatre of Georgia – Columbus offers an array of venues with world-class entertainment. From the history of the foot soldier, the Civil War and prisoners of war – Columbus is home to nationally acclaimed museums. Visitors stroll back to genteel times in the Columbus Historic District where brick streets, ancient oaks and century-old homes are the order of the day. Explore Columbus, GA.
As an American art and regional history museum, and the second largest museum in Georgia, the Columbus Museum offers a diverse collection to the public. The Museum presents visitors from around the world with a comprehensive look at the history of the Chattahoochee River Valley. From clothing and books to furnishings and firearms, the Museum houses over 14,000 artifacts and objects that tell the story of the area's development. The American fine art collection includes paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from a host of renowned American artists. In addition, the Museum's drawing collection is recognized nationally for its excellence and depth, featured in the 2006 Columbus Museum publication, Lines of Discovery: 225 Years of American Drawings.
In addition to the Museum's collection, the Museum also schedules approximately ten to fifteen temporary exhibitions a year. Regional history, contemporary art, American drawings, watercolors, 19th century cut glass, photography, ceramics, and sculpture are just a few of the many areas in which the Museum has enriched the cultural experiences of visitors.
A range of educational programs, including lectures, films, and art activities attract visitors from all walks of life. The Museum also features Transformations, a hands-on gallery for children.
Hours of Operation:
Tues: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thur: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Fri: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun: 1:00am - 5:00pm
Address: 1251 Wynnton Rd, Columbus, Georgia 31906
FROM THE CVB BLOG
Listen! Hear That? That’s the Sound of Weekend Fun Calling in Columbus, GA!
Check the calendar...like you haven't already done that everyday this week to see if it was Friday yet...because the weekend is finally here! Looks like a beautiful weekend on tap with plenty of great things to get out and do. Like what, you ask? Well, check this out...
Frogtown Hollow Jam is back in Woodruff Park in Uptown Columbus with a packed two-day music festival for the whole family. There will be nonstop live music on stage of all genres, tons of food, arts and crafts vendors, a big kids area with inflatables, face painters, stilt-walkers and more! You can also catch a ride in a hot-air balloon. As for the music, it’s really going to rock. Friday (April 19), the doors open at 6:30 and the music starts at 7. And what I’m really looking forward to…Departure, the Journey Tribute Band, will start at 8:45. Then the fun kicks off on Saturday at noon with an awesome line-up of music, including the Neal Lucas Band at 6pm, everybody’s favorite Peggy Jenkins and the Bizness at 7:45pm, and Roonie G will close it out at 10pm. It’s going to be a busy 2 days!
If you’re looking for something different to do on Saturday (April 20), this is for you! The National Civil War Naval Museum presents History Now!, a living history and museum theatre festival. Firs, they will be at Market Days Saturday morning at 10am in the 1000 block of Broadway with an interpreter in period uniform showing what daily life was like aboard ship. Then head to the museum for the rest of the afternoon where you’ll enjoy performances interpreting the 11th to 20th centuries through performing arts. Programming will include participants from The Knights of Pendragon who will be jousting, The Smithsonian, Colonial Williamsburg, The Liberty Theatre, CSU and Mercury Studios in Los Angeles. A great history lesson for kids!
Ready to get dirty? The Highland Mudder, a 5K Mud and Obstacle Race, is taking place at North Highland Church tomorrow at 8am. The course includes 13+obstacles including a mud pit, 80ft water slide and a barbed wire crawl. Even if you don’t want to enter, this will be a blast to watch! It’s $65 to enter.
Look who's turning the Big 6-0!! The Columbus Museum has a big party happening this weekend while celebrating their 60th birthday. Let There Be Art and Bloom is a beautiful event with many different components going through Sunday. Events include an Art Show and Sale (April 19-25) with artists from the East Coast, all over the South and from Europe, a Botanical Tent (April 19-21) where one can not only buy plants but also see demonstrations and consult with Master Gardeners, a Café (April 19-20 from 11:30am – 2pm) where you can come enjoy the view, terrific speakers and more demonstrations along with a boxed lunch for $12. Tomorrow, from 10am-5pm, there is a James Farmer Party. Farmer is a Southern author, gardener, floral and interior designer, and cook. Several events revolve around him including a lecture, meet & greet and book signing, culinary art demonstration and more. Om Sunday, enjoy a Southern Picnic in the garden with live Bluegrass music, arts and crafts and kids activities.
Talk about a great event to take that special little girl to!!! Family Theatre presents Twelve Dancing Princesses this Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30pm. This is a production you can take the whole family to and everyone will enjoy! Admission is only $10 for adults and $6 for students.
That's just a quick sample of what's going on this weekend, but to get a complete listing, make sure you take a look at the Event Calendar.
Now, go have some fun...
Get your market bags ready for Market Days on Broadway tomorrow from 9am to noon! details
The special at tonight is crab cakes! details
Show your imax ticket stub or lunch receipt from the fife & drum & get $2.00 off a round @ the est 2000 rifle range today only! details