Super Museum Sunday Spotlight: Richmond Hill History Museum

Photo courtesy of the Richmond Hill Historical Society

The Richmond Hill History Museum in Richmond Hill, GA, will join more than one hundred museums and historical sites throughout the state in participating in Super Museum Sunday on February 11, 2024, as part of the Georgia Historical Society’s Georgia History Festival.

Housed in the renovated Ford Kindergarten, the Museum tells the history of Richmond Hill, outlining its beginning as a colonial town, the role the area played in the Revolutionary and Civil, and the impact that Henry and Clara Ford had on the community. The kindergarten was built by Henry Ford in 1940, and served the town of Ways Station, which was later renamed Richmond Hill.

The Richmond Hill Museum is stop 11 on the Coastal Bryan Heritage Trail, a driving trail that explores the rich history of Bryan County and Henry Ford’s Southern town. Visitors will learn what drew the Fords to the area, and how their interest in the community grew the small town into what it is today. In addition to the Kindergarten, Ford commissioned housing, medical facilities, churches, trade schools, and other vital infrastructure for the county.

After leaving the Museum, visitors can travel along the Heritage Trail to view other sites relating to the Fords in Bryan County, including their home at Richmond Hill Plantation and the large community house that served as the venue for educational and social events during their time in the town.

The Museum is located at 11460 Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill, Georgia, 22 miles from Savannah. From noon to four on Sunday, February 11th visitors can enjoy free entry to the facility. Parking is free year-round in the lots located a short distance from the building.

For more information about the Richmond Hill History Museum, visit their website.

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