The Midway Museum & Midway Church
Midway, Georgia

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1. Midway Cemetery, Midway, Georgia
2. Midway, Georgia - Wikipedia
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4. Welcome to Historic Midway, Georgia. Gateway to Liberty County!

The church key is no longer kept at the service station. If someone wants to visit the church they will need to contact the Midway Museum in advance at 912-884-5837 or at to arrange a church tour. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 - 4, last tour is at 3:00 pm. Thank you,
Diane Kroell
Executive Director
Midway Museum, Inc.

The Midway Museum, a raised cottage style house typical of those built on the coast in the 18th century, features exhibits, documents, and furnishings commemorating 18th and early 19th century life.  The museum house was specifically designed to show a typical plantation house, modeled after the houses that once stood in Midway near the church.  
The Midway museum Directions
I-95 to exit 76, at stop sign turn right onto Hwy 84. Follow to 1st red light take right onto Hwy 17. Approx 1 mile-watch for it on your right.
The Midway museum is a reproduction of a late 18th-century raised cottage and interprets coastal Georgia history. Exhibits include Civil War documents and books.
The Midway Church, built in 1756, was burned during the American Revolution and rebuilt in 1792. In this white-frame, New England-style church, Sherman's cavalry set up foraging headquarters during the Civil War. Today, giant live oaks draped with Spanish moss shade about 1,200 graves in the cemetery, among them two generals of the American Revolution and Governor Nathan Brownson. During the Civil War, Sherman's cavalry plundered county plantations and corralled animals in the walled, two-acre cemetery. Browse through the museum, built in the raised cottage-style architecture, typical of 18th Century plantation houses. Exhibits, documents and furnishings used in coastal Georgia homes from colonial days until the Civil War.
Midway Church is an excellent New England-looking structure that was built by Puritans in 1754, burned by the British during the Revolutionary War, and rebuilt in 1792. During Sherman's "March to the Sea," Union cavalry under Gen. Judson Kilpatrick occupied Midway and Sunbury, and Kilpatrick made his headquarters inside the church. His cavalry spent a month in Liberty County, destroying plantations and the railroad. Next to the church is Midway Museum, a replica of an 18-century coastal cottage, which houses exhibits and materials about Midway's history, including exhibits and information on the Civil War period. Many famous figures came from or trace their descendants back to Midway, including Oliver Wendell Holmes, Samuel Morse, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., and Woodrow Wilson. Across the street is Midway Cemetery, which contains the graves of a large number of distinguished persons. A walking tour is available from the museum.


(11-2006) Enlarge Midway museum interpretive marker


(11-2006) Midway museum


(11-2006) Midway church, rear view

  (11-2006) Interior

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