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Double Barreled Cannon, Athens

#11 of 38 in Things to do in Athens
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The double-barreled cannon is an American Civil War-era experimental weapon and is now a modern landmark located in Athens, Georgia. While originally built for warfare, the cannon never saw battle.
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  • Sits outside City hall ready to defend against the next northern aggression. It was a brilliant idea--firing 2 projectiles from the machine at once-- that failed in its execution. The firing from the....  more »
  • Near downtown Athens one can find on the grounds of City Hall one of the oddest artifacts of War Between the States ordinance history: the double-barreled cannon. Intended as a major innovation in...  more »
  • It's a big part of Athens history if you come to Athens take a pic of your self at the cannon people take pictures there all the time
  • I see it every day so I guess its whatever lol but I just wonder why you need not just one but two barrels on a firearm that's already super inaccurate to begin with? I suppose that means the inventor of this particular piece had ample time to make poor decisions on his or her hands lol
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