Some of the things to do in Augusta and Richmond County, Georgia include visiting the Imperial Theater, the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson, the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History and the Phinizy Nature Swamp park. Richmond County and the City of Augusta are a consolidated entity.
The Imperial Theater first opened as the Wells, a vaudeville theater, in February 1918. Charlie Chaplin appeared on stage there in April 1918, but the theater closed in October of the same year due to the Spanish Flu. It reopened under new ownership after the quarantine lifted. It is listed on the National Register as of 2015.
President Wilson grew up in Augusta during the Civil War and Reconstruction. His boyhood home is a museum that depicts his life during that time. It is a National Historic Landmark.
The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History operates in Miss Laney's former home. It promotes her legacy through history, art and preservation of the home.
The Phinizy Nature Swamp park is open every day of the year and offers free admission. The 1,100-acre park provides over 14 miles of hiking and biking trails and allows visitors to see wildlife in its natural habitat. The park encourages binoculars and cameras when visiting.