Browse through the museum, built in raised-cottage-style architecture, which is typical of 18th-century plantation houses. Exhibits, documents and furnishings used in coastal Georgia homes from Colonial days until the Civil War are on display.
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. Get a key for Midway Church at the museum next door or at the service station across the street. 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.