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Double Barreled Cannon

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Address: 301 College Ave, In front of City Hall, Athens, GA 30601

This gun was designed during the Civil War and is the only double barrel...

This gun was designed during the Civil War and is the only double barrel cannon of its kind.

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If you are a military buff, this is really cool. Did not expect to see this on our walk, but really made me take notice. Two blocks away, there is a beautiful white marble... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
Randy N
Plymouth, Michigan
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Athens, Georgia
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 attached by a chain that would mow down the enemy. Unfortunately, they couldn't make the... More 

Thank Lisa B
Athens, Georgia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Only double barrel canon ever built. Varying stories about the canon exist, but they all end in disaster and the civil war went on without it.

Thank Albert V
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where else do they display a piece of junk that didn't prove practical for the civil war as a must see attraction. Folks there is a lot to see and do in Athens and the surrounding communities, but it is time to melt this oddity down.

Thank Joe D
Athens, Georgia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

What a strange and twisted contraption! I understand their concept but execution of the design proved it was not a good one. Pretty tough to time the firing of both cannon barrels thus a dire outcome for whoever was in the wrong place the one time it was fired. Every time I walk past this thing I can't help but... More 

1 Thank mobiusfraser
Plymouth, Michigan
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

If you are a military buff, this is really cool. Did not expect to see this on our walk, but really made me take notice. Two blocks away, there is a beautiful white marble building. I think it was the water Department?

Thank Randy N
Marietta, Georgia
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317 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Located at the Courthouse in downtown Athens. This one of a kind cannon is interesting. The plaque tells you what you need to know. This is something you can walk to while wandering around downtown. 5 minutes time, unless kids want pictures.

Thank Bulldog82
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

It's a cannon. My husband is jazzed about it because it's double-barrled, but I'm like...it didn't ever work *because* it's double-barreled so....Hooray for a weapon that never worked? But my husband is excited about and thinks it's a neat piece of history, so I guess it depends on the viewer. :)

Thank Bridget810
Atlanta GA
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is the best double barreled cannon I've ever seen. That said it's also the only one. It's a cannon in front of city hall. You can probably spend all of 15 minutes looking at it if you take your time. It's a neat thing to see and a cool part of history, just make sure you have other plans... More 

1 Thank rleveret
Forest City, North Carolina
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

I took a picture of the double barreled cannon and read the article summary describing the details concerning it.

Thank sparkyshine56
Athens, Georgia
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

For the life of me I can't understand why this double barreled cannon is listed as an attraction. You take a look at it and wonder how it could every work. Beyond that, there's not much to say about it. There are many more interesting things to do in Athens than to spend time "viewing" this. But, if you are... More 

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