The Coast / Richmond Hill

Coastal Bryan Heritage Trail

11460 Ford Ave.
Richmond Hill, GA 31324


Welcome to the Coastal Bryan Heritage Trail! Here, you will embark on a journey where you will learn about many of the fascinating people and stories that make up the rich heritage of south Bryan County.   

You will imagine life in a Guale Indian Village, see the site where the founder of the Georgia colony built defenses to protect this land from possible Spanish attack, learn about an unwelcome visit from General William T. Sherman and the Union Army on their famous March to the Sea. Or picture yourself on an antebellum rice plantation - either as a wealthy planter or as an African slave.  

Learn how our little town of Ways Station changed forever after the arrival of new neighbors, who happened to be automobile magnate Henry Ford and his wife Clara. And how Ways Station became Richmond Hill. All of these events took place in an area of great natural beauty on the winding Great Ogeechee River known to generations of planters and their descendants as Bryan Neck. 

This driving tour of the Coastal Bryan Heritage Trail will take you along public roads, to the front of private homes and through historical, though still active cemeteries and churches.  Please respect each of these places appropriately.

Maps are available at the Richmond Hill Museum, Fort McAllister, and the Richmond Hill Visitors Bureau. For a narrated driving tour, click one of the car icons below to download a Free Mobile Driving Tour App for smart phones and tablet on the website.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages