Originally two towns, Campbell Town (1770) and Hamburg (1827) preceded the present North Augusta, nestled along the Savannah River.
Historic antebellum homes line the wide downtown boulevards, and grandiose homes along the riverfront.
The Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta (AHCNA) is located inside the North Augusta municipal center dedicated to the exhibition of regional arts and history with exhibits. The Gift Shop showcases local, handmade crafts.
The park is the setting for concerts, picnics, recreation activities, weddings, community events, historical demonstrations, living history encampments, and six annual events.
Several structures are on site: meeting house, barn, tavern, slave cabin, cabinet shop, blacksmith, smokehouse, and mercantile.
Parks & Recreation Areas
Brick Pond Park & The Greeneway
Riverside Blvd. at 13th St. Bridge
This 30- acre wetland and wildlife habitat is the first of its kind in SC in a downtown location, along the Savannah River and its shoals. The ponds were a former industrial site where bricks and pottery were made. It is a healing ecosystem today and is connected to the Greeneway.
The Greeneway hosts a smooth paved trail for walking, hiking, bicycling, and roller-skating. Built along an abandoned railroad track, the trail offers a wonderful “green tunnel” experience for much of its length. The main trail is over seven miles long, with several more miles of trails branching off of it.
Front Street, 803-441-4300
This city facility has a covered open air pavilion located along the riverfront extension of the Greeneway Trail. Open fire pit and limited bench seating, rental.
Riverview Park and Activity Center
100 Riverview Dr., N. Augusta
The 150 acre park has a paved 1 mile walking/jogging track around a baseball and softball complex, a tennis complex with 7 regulation size courts, 2 playgrounds, batting cages and a covered picnic pavilion, which can be rented. The park also includes soccer fields and an 18-hole disc golf course. Greeneway Trail connection, parking.
The 94,000 sq. ft. Activity Center has 4 gymnasiums,
2 racquetball courts, a suspended indoor walking/jogging track, exercise room, and game room. The center is available to residents and visitors for a nominal annual fee. Each July, the Nike Peach Jam is held at the center, hosting the top AAU Basketball teams in the nation.
Living History Events
Last Saturday at the Park
A bit of history every ‘last Saturday’ of the month with interpreters and reenactors
Colonial Times: Under the Crown & Colonial Trades Fair.
3rd weekend in April.
Friday evening is a special Dinner, guest to be announced. (Reservations are required). Then on Saturday reenactors from numerous states gather to give the public a glimpse of life in the 1750s for people in the CSRA who had to live and work under British rule. The Colonial Trades Fair will focus on the arts and crafts of the era.
3rd Friday in April and 3rd Friday in October.
Learn about life in the colonial era up close and personal with the historical reenactors. Reservations need to be made for both public and home school groups.
Colonial Times: A day to Remember.
3rd weekend in October.
Colonial life is recreated through demonstrations, exhibits, blacksmithing, smokehouse, beehive bake oven, musket firing and more.
All Hallowed Eve Ghost Walk & Illusion Show
4th weekend in October.
Take a tour of the ghostly side of the park! If you enjoy ghostly tales and folklore, this event is for you.
Christmas in the Backcountry.
The Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Learn how colonists – and their slaves – observed Christmas in the backcountry.
Christmas for the Birds.
1st Saturday in December.
Remember the birds for this winter holiday by creating edible decorations for them. Stories, cookies and cider are all served up in the tavern. This is a great family activity.