Into Midway proper is the charming Midway Museum (Hwy. 17, 912/884-5837, Tues.–Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Sun. 2–4 p.m., $3 per person) and the adjacent Midway Church, sometimes called the “Midway meetinghouse.” The museum contains a variety of artifacts, most from the 18th and 19th centuries, and an extensive genealogy collection.
The Midway Church, built in 1756, was burned during the Revolution but rebuilt in 1792. Both Button Gwinnett and Lyman Hall attended services here, and during the Civil War some of Sherman’s cavalry set up camp.
The cemetery across the street is wonderfully poignant and is the final resting place of two Revolutionary War generals; Union cavalry kept horses within its walls. The museum, church, and cemetery are easy to find: take Exit 76 off I-95 South, and take a right on U.S. 84 (Oglethorpe Highway). Turn right on U.S. 17 and they’re just ahead of your right.
© Jim Morekis from Moon Charleston & Savannah, 4th Edition