Last updated: 3/13/2012
Columbus, Georgia
Street Address
1251 Wynnton Road
Columbus, GA 31906
Mailing Address
1251 Wynnton Road
Columbus, GA 31906
Monday - Tuesday, Friday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday10 AM - 8 PM
Sunday1 PM - 5 PM
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Ashley Bice, Marketing and Media Manager
Patricia A. Butts, Assistant to the Director

As an American art and regional history museum, and the second largest general museum in Georgia, the Columbus Museum offers a diverse collection to the public. The Museum houses over 14,000 artifacts and objects that tell the story of the Chattahoochee River Valley's development, an American fine art collection from a host of renowned American artists, a hands-on gallery for children, and the finest traveling exhibitions from across the U.S. In addition, the Museum also features a range of educational programming for adults, families, and children. The Museum is always changing and always free, so come back again and again to experience award-winning collections and new and exciting programs.


The mission of the Columbus Museum is to collect, preserve, research and interpret American art and regional history for the education, enrichment and enjoyment of a broad and diverse public.



Lecture Halls

Performance Areas


Access: General Public

Appointment required: Yes

  • 1=The Muse
  • 2=Annual Report
  • ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible


    Museum Gift Shop

    Find unique gifts, books about American art and regional history, children's books and toys that make learning fun, items handcrafted in the U.S.A., and much more! Complimentary gift wrapping is offered, and we will ship your order for you! All proceeds benefit educational programs and exhibitions at the Columbus Museum.

    Plan an Event with Us

    The Columbus Museum has key qualities that make a difference when considering a place for your civic, corporate, cultural, educational or social event. Our nationally recognized architectural design and numerous special exhibitions provide the perfect setting for an unforgettable event.

    So whether you are having a small-group seminar or a grand gala and dinner, the elegance of the Columbus Museum is sure to impress your guests.

    Gift Shop

    Special Event Rental

    Group Tours

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