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4 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in Liberty County

  • Jim Bacote at Geechee Kunda Cultural Center

    Jim Bacote shows off a sweetgrass basket at the Geechee Kunda Cultural Center in Riceboro.

Liberty County is halfway in between Savannah and the Golden Isles, making it a perfect day trip when you're spending time at the coast.

1.)  Get in touch with nature. Visit the LeConte-Woodmanston Botanical Gardens in Midway and explore land that was once a swamp rice plantation owned by the first president of the University of California at Berkley and co-founder of the Sierra Club, Dr. Louis LeConte.

Fort Morris State Historic Site
Fort Morris State Historic Site

2.)  See British history. British history? In Liberty County? Yes. Fort Morris State Historic Site is the site of a 1779 battle between United States and British forces. After 45 days of fighting, the fort fell to the British. They have two festivals coming up: the "Come and Take It!" Revolutionary War Encampment on November 18 and Colonial Christmas on December 9.

3.)  Head to the annual 13th Annual Sugarcane Harvest & Crafts Show. The Geechee Kunda Cultural Center in Riceboro hosts the festival on November 25, 2017, celebrating sugar cane and the Geechee culture.

4.)  Take a tour of historic coastal Georgia. Explore the Historic Baptismal Trail as a self-guided experience, visit the historic homes of Flemington on a driving tour, or take in the Seabrook Village and Living History Tour.

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull

Eileen is Georgia’s official Festival Explorer and the editor of Occupy My Family, the Atlanta area’s most comprehensive resource for family fun. Click here for more Festival content from Eileen.

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