Before now, you might have never heard of Midway, Georgia, but it's certainly a city you'll want to keep on your radar next time you're down South. Known for its colonial history, our Midway vacation rentals offer you the small-town feel - the population is just over 2,100 -with an abundantly rich culture. If you're looking to get out and explore, Midway, one of Georgia's best-kept secrets, is the place to do it.
Settled in 1752, Midway offers several historical points of interest, perfect for the history buffs among us.
The Midway Congregational Church was originally established in 1752, and after being destroyed in the American Revolutionary War, it was rebuilt 40 years later. Its cemetery is also nationally recognized, and both spots are featured on the National Register of Historic Places. Guests are allowed to visit both the grounds and the interior of the church; they can also visit the cemetery to see the graves of two American Revolutionary War generals.
The Midway Congregational Church and the Midway Museum comprise the Midway Historic District. The Midway Museum, Georgia's only colonial museum, includes furnishings, documents, and exhibits from the eighteenth century.
The Historic Dorchester Academy and Museum is another meaningful location for guests to visit. Established after the Civil War to be a school for freed slaves, the academy ran until the 1940's. In preparation for the 1963 march on Birmingham, Martin Luther King Jr. and other activists held meetings at this very location.
After guests have caught up on their history lessons, they can enjoy Midway's surrounding wetlands. The Cay Creek Wetland Interpretive Center guests the chance to become one with nature. Here, they can observe the plant and animal life that Cay Creek houses, from 100 different types of plant and tree to baby alligators and beavers.
Guests can also retreat to the peaceful waters of Colonel's Island and St. Catherine's Sound, where they can bask in the hospitable nature of this inviting Georgia town before returning to the comfort of their Midway vacation rental.
Midway is only 33 miles Savannah, one of the oldest and largest cities in Georgia, a stark contrast to the petite Southern town of Midway. If guests are craving a bit more hustle and bustle, they'll enjoy a day trip here.
Brunswick sits just 50 miles from Midway. This peninsula town is bordered by various bodies of water: the Atlantic Ocean, Oglethorpe Bay, East River, Turtle River, Brunswick River, and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. St. Simons is nestled within the Brunswick Metropolitan Statistical Area and is known for its resort atmosphere. Water lovers are sure to enjoy a mini-vacation for fishing, boating, and other aquatic recreation.
Internationally known for hosting the Masters Golf Tournament annually, Augusta is only 150 miles from Midway. Home to the Augusta Downtown Historic District, guests to this city will appreciate the pre-Civil War sites that they can visit.
For a remarkable experience, be sure to give these Georgia vacation rentals a try. Book your Midway vacation rental today, and prepare for a historic adventure.