The Coast / Midway

Historic Dorchester Academy & Museum

8787 East Oglethorpe Hwy
Midway, GA 31320

912-884-2347
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Dorchester Academy was founded after the Civil War as a school for freed slaves. By 1917, the fully-accredited high school had eight frame buildings and 300 students. This African American historic site hosted Dr. Martin Luther King's planning meetings for his 1963 march on Birmingham.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Tuesday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Wednesday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

    Facility Amenities

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages