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Double Barreled Cannon

301 College Ave, In front of City Hall, Athens, GA 30601-2715
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Double Barrel

It is what is says, a double barreled cannon. Was a nice walk past the University and it was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brian M
via mobile
A Historical Oddity

It is a double barreled cannon which was made in Athens during the civil war. It was supposed to... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
gashrink
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Athens, Georgia
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This gun was designed during the Civil War and is the only double barrel cannon of its kind.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good43%
  • Average23%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“civil war” (15 reviews)
“downtown athens” (10 reviews)
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301 College Ave, In front of City Hall, Athens, GA 30601-2715
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is what is says, a double barreled cannon. Was a nice walk past the University and it was located right by the street. Had a plaque explaining its place in Athen’s History. Unique piece of history in a nice part of town.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 5 October 2017

It is a double barreled cannon which was made in Athens during the civil war. It was supposed to shoot 2 cannon balls connected by a chain. It didn't work because the 2 shots could not go off at exactly the same time. It sits...More

Thank gashrink
Reviewed 3 October 2017

when you are walking arouind downtown Athens, stop by City Hall and see the double barreled cannon. built during the civil war to mow down those darn yankee troops

Thank jimD5096GQ
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Living in Athens for 14 years this is a must when walking around downtown Athens Sits in front of the courthouse not far from the famous Arch of the University of Georgia Read the plaque and discover why this was the only one built....

Thank gand9480
Reviewed 17 August 2017

It is a cannon that has two barrels. It is in front of City Hall in Athens GA. Not sure what else I can say about it. Interesting to check out, but there's not much to it other than to read the plaque nearby.

1  Thank 5MouseFans
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This unique double-barreled cannon was created for possible use during the Civil War, but never actually saw action. It was one of those "better in theory than in practice" creations, but a great unique item for history buffs to find.

Thank carolynn762
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Here we have a not so civil, Civil War weapon. Rumor has it that the design was leaked by the Yanks so that the Confederates would do themselves in when the thing was fired. Fortunately, the Rebs figured out in testing that the firing mechanism...More

Thank FredL757
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This has been a trademark for Athens for over 50 years and is worth seeing. I do not think these types ever really worked properly but there are very few of them which were ever made. It is something which everyone needs to see when...More

Thank StanD72727
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Pretty much as exciting as it seems. Not tremendously thrilling, but what can you say? It is indeed a double barreled cannon. Go Dawgs.

Thank Allison C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a real cannon. It was forged at the Chicopee Mill (home of UGA Physical Plant now) when it was a foundry. (It was later a Johnson and Johnson gauze mill, hence the "mill" in the name.) The idea was to fire 2 cannonballs...More

Thank Lisa B
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