The Coast / Midway

The Midway Museum and Church

491 North Coastal Highway
US Hwy 17
Midway, GA 31320

912-884-5837
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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, 2-acre cemetery. Get a key for Midway Church at the museum next door or at the service station across the street.

Next to the church is Midway Museum, a replica of an 18-century coastal cottage, which houses exhibits and materials about Midway's history. Many famous figures came from or trace their descendants to Midway, including Oliver Wendell Holmes, Samuel Morse, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., and Woodrow Wilson. A walking tour is available from the museum.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

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    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Parking on Site

    Near Interstate Highway

    16, 95

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Historic Midway Cemetery Tour

    Historic Midway Cemetery Tour

    10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014

    Join the Midway Museum for a tour of the Old Midway Cemetery, a sunset stroll where tales of ghostly spirits and haunted graves are presented by costumed interpreters. Donations benefit the Midway Museum. Reservations are required. Call 912-884-5837 or email rsvpmidwaymuseum@gmail.com.

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