The Coast / Midway

The Midway Museum and Church

491 North Coastal Highway
US Hwy 17
Midway, GA 31320

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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


  • Super Museum Sunday

    Super Museum Sunday

    02/08/2015 - 02/08/2015

    The Midway Museum is Georgia's only Colonial museum and offers a fascinating educational experience in from the Colonial period through the Civil War. The past comes alive with treasures and artifacts from the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Civil War eras on display at the colonial style plantation cottage. Next door is the Midway Church, built in 1792 and across the street is the Midway Cemetery, which is the resting place of several Civil War heroes, including General Stewart and General Scre... read more