Super Museum Sunday Spotlight: Midway Museum

Photo courtesy of Liberty County CVB and the Midway Museum

The Midway Museum in Midway, GA, will join the Georgia Historical Society and more than one hundred other museums and historical sites across the state in celebrating the Georgia History Festival by participating in Super Museum Sunday on February 11, 2024.

The Museum is housed in a reproduction of a historic 18th century plantation home built in 1959 through the efforts of Midway Church members, along with the St. Johns Parish Chapter of the Daughters of American Colonists and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The house was designed by architect Thomas G. Little, whose previous work included Colonial Williamsburg.

In addition to providing funding, the Midway Church members contributed many of the 18th- and 19th-century family heirlooms, documents, books, genealogical lineages, and furnishings that make up the museum’s collection. With its close ties to the local community the Midway Museum offers a unique opportunity to learn the history of the region through the individual stories of descendent families.

The nearby historic church was built in 1792, and other than new paint and maintenance has never been modernized. Alongside the church is the historic walled cemetery, where several prominent figures from Midway’s history are buried. The church and cemetery are a part of the wider Midway Historic District and offer an engaging opportunity for visitors to extend their historical understanding of the area.

The museum is located at 491 N Coastal Hwy, Midway, GA 31320, forty minutes from Savannah and less than twenty minutes from Hinesville. From noon to four on Sunday, February 11th visitors can enjoy free entry and a 45-minute guided tour. Parking is free year-round in the lot located just past the museum.

For more information about the Midway Museum, visit their website

Learn more about the Georgia History Festival‘s Super Museum Sunday.