Midway Historic District, Midway, Georgia
The Midway Historic District consists of the midway Museum, Church and Cemetery. The original Midway Congregational Church was established in 1752 but was burned during the American Revolution. The church was rebuilt in 1792 and still stands today.The Midway Museum houses documents, exhibits, and furnishings from the Colonial period through December, 1865. The museum is housed in a replica 18th century cottage-style house.Two Generals from the American Revolution are buried in the Cemetery - Daniel Stewart and James Screven. A monument at the center of the cemetery is dedicated to them.
The Golden Isles lie off the coast of Savannah and stretch as far as the Florida border. They offer leisure and holidaying facilities that can be expensive but may be worth considering. The best known are St Simon's Island, Jekyll Island, the former "millionaires' island", and Cumberland Island with its unspoilt natural beauty.
St Simons Island - Fort Frederica National Monument
Fort Frederica was used by the British to protect Georgia and South Carolina from the Spanish.The fort was erected in the late 1730s and the town of Frederica was established. Land disputes led to the 1742 the Battle of Bloody Marsh which ended the fighting. A visitor's center explains the history and displays related artifacts.
Address: 6515 Frederica Road, St Simons Island, GA 31522, United States
Opening hours: 9am-5pm
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: $3.00, Child 15 & under FREE
Disability Access: Partial facilities for persons with disabilities.
Museum of Coastal History
Housed in a 1872 lighthouse keeper's house on St Simons Island, the Museum of Coastal History offers information on the history of the St Simons lighthouse and on the life of lighthouse keepers.
Address: 101 12th Street, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4821, United States
Opening hours: 10am-5pm; Sun: 1:30pm-5pm
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas Eve - Christian (Dec 24), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Family $25.00, Adult $6.00, Child 6-12 $3.00, Child 5 & under FREE
Useful tips: The Lighthouse closes at 4:45 pm. The last climb is at 4:30 pm.
Typical Visit: 45 minutes
Jekyll Island is also known as "millionaires island". It was bought by a group of East Coast millionaires who named themselves the Jekyll Island Club. In 1947 the island was sold to Georgia for use as a state park. The island is now a resort area with beaches, nature trails, golf facilities, and camping areas.
The Jekyll Museum houses a collection of decorative arts, photographs, and historical artifacts, located in cottages in the historic district.
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site, Brunswick, Georgia
The Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site features an estate that was a center for rice cultivation in the 19th century. It is located in the marshlands of the Altamaha River. The museum has period furnishings and a silver collection.
Mary Miller Doll Museum (closed)
ATTRACTION IS CLOSED.The Mary Miller Doll Museum in Brunswick features more than 3,000 dolls, doll houses and related toys.
St Marys Submarine Museum, St Marys
The St Marys Submarine Museum features exhibits on the significance of submarines in America's war efforts.
Fort King George State Historic Site, Darien, Georgia
Fort King George was built in 1721 and was the southern outpost of the British Empire in North America in the early 1700s. The fort has been reconstructed and opened to the public. A museum on the site explains its history.
Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Center, Pooler, Georgia
Edwin I Hatch Nuclear Visitors Center, Baxley, Georgia
The Edwin I Hatch Nuclear Visitors Center near Baxley has information and displays on nuclear energy.
Tybee Island is located 18mi/29km east of Savannah. It is a popular resort area with a large beach area and some historical sites.
Address: 802 First Street, Tybee Island, GA 31328, United States
Visitors to the Tybee Island Lighthouse can climb the stairs to the top which stands 150ft/46m tall. The first lighthouse at this location was built in 1733 but was replaced by new ones in 1742, 1773, and rebuilt again following partial destruction by Confederate troops in 1862.
Address: 30 Meddin Drive, Tybee Island, GA 31328, United States
Opening hours: 9am-5:30pm; Closed: Tue
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), St Patrick's Day (Mar 17), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $7.00, Child 6-17 $5.00, Senior over 62 $5.00, Child 5 & under FREE
Useful tips: Adult must accompany children during a visit.
Facilities: Gift shop
Tybee Island Marine Science Center
Tybee Island Museum
The Tybee Island Museum is housed in the 1899 Battery Garland. Displays highlight the history of Tybee Island.
Address: 30 Medding Drive, United States
Opening hours: 9am-5:30pm; Closed: Tue
Always closed on: Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas Eve - Christian (Dec 24), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $6.00, Military discount $5.00, Child 17 & under $5.00, Senior over 62 $5.00, Child 5 & under FREE
Useful tips: Admission cost includes entrance to Tybee Lighthouse.