• Pexcho's American Dime Museum - Augusta, Georgia

      Pexcho's American Dime Museum
      Photo by Dennis Goza
      No, a dime museum is not a place exhibiting dimes. It's a throwback to the emporiums of yore where for the admission of only one dime, one could view all manner of weird and macabre collectibles. Peter Excho has just such an extensive assortment of oddities, assembled over many years, and he has brought them from their former home in Fayetteville, North Carolina to this downtown storefront in Augusta. The site is also a coffee shop and performance venue. Above all, though, are the artifacts themselves. They include such curiosities as a vial containing intestinal gas from the legendary French entertainer Le Petomane, who delighted 19th Century audiences with sound effects produced by flatulence. If that doesn't pique your interest, nothing will.

      If you go:
      Open daily, 9 to 4 and then from 6 to 9. With any luck, the colorful figure of Peter Excho himself will be on hand to act as your guide.


      216 6th Street
      Augusta, Georgia 30901 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Pexcho's American Dime Museum
      +1 (225) 448-1453