Thursday, November 8, 2018

Visit Missouri-Augusta

On a beautiful early autumn afternoon I took a stroll through Augusta Missouri with a group of fellow photographers.  Augusta is a small town located on the Bluffs of the Missouri River about 35 miles west of St. Louis.  In this post I will review of little about Augusta and show you my photographs.

History of Augusta

Augusta was founded in 1837 by a settler that followed Daniel Boone to Missouri. (Here is a link to an article on the nearby Daniel Boone home site https://www.reviewthisreviews.com/2018/05/review-of-daniel-boone-home-site-in.html ) Leonard Harold chose the town site for the excellent river landing on the shores of the Missouri river.  When the town was incorporated in 1855 it had become a booming agricultural community.  It's main produce was grain, livestock and wine grapes.

Augusta Today

Today Augusta is a thriving community of 200 residents.  It has two wineries, Augusta Winery and Mt. Pleasant Winery and several Bed & Breakfasts.  It has become a popular stop for tourists visiting the Missouri wine country.  Augusta has several small shops for tourists to stop at when they are in town.  Here are some photos I took during our stroll through the town.
Augusta Art Gallery

Cranberry House

Downtown Streets




Augusta is host to several different festivals during the year including:

  • Plein Air Art Festival
  • Harvest Festival
  • Candlelight Christmas Walk
If you are interested in visiting Augusta stop by their website at http://www.augusta-missouri.com/


Augusta Bed and Breakfasts

Red Brick Inn
Augusta features several bed and breakfasts, such as The Red Brick Inn pictured above, which was built in 1865.  Here you can enjoy a wonderful breakfast and great hospitality from the owners Chuck and Esther.  Just click on the link below the photo for more information.  It is a great place to spent your nights while taking in the scenic views and wonderful atmosphere of the Missouri wine country.  http://redbrickinnofaugusta.com/





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5 comments:

  1. This sounds like the perfect little town to visit for a getaway! Your photos and descriptions certainly make Augusta look very inviting.

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  2. Having once lived in Augusta, Georgia, I was interested in finding out there was an Augusta, Missouri. Next time I visit St. Louis to see my daughter, I will have to make a side trip to Augusta, MO as it looks charming. Thanks much for your lovely tour via photographs, Mary Beth.

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  3. Oh a new destination to see when I get back to the States. I love all these old "little" towns! Thanks Mary Beth!

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  4. Mary Beth, I love your virtual tours. That Cranberry House is beautiful.

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  5. Sounds like a lovely place. Everything in this little town appeals to me. Your presentation makes me want to visit. The candle light Christmas Walk, how nice! And the Harvest Festival, ahhhh, sounds so lovely. Love the look of the buildings too, very quaint.

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