Historic places, salt water marshes, live oaks dripping in Spanish moss, sandbars and adventures are awaiting you here in Liberty County. Even after a lifetime it’s easy to find new surprises and things to explore in our beautiful coastal county! If you don’t have a lifetime, or even a whole weekend, this guide will help you make memories in one day that will last long after you go home. And keep you coming back time after time!
No better way to kick start a day than with a good ol’ fashioned breakfast! Angie’s Diner, located in Midway, features a breakfast menu that covers all the favorites like giant pancakes, omelets, bacon and of course a Southern classic – grits! On Saturday mornings, you can also catch the buffet which gives you the opportunity to try even more of their mouth-watering options!
Photo of Midway Museum courtesy of Tammy Lee Bradley
Step Back in Time 9:30am-11:30am
Just across the street from Angie’s Diner you will find a historic gem! The Midway Museum is a colonial plantation cottage replica that houses an incredible collection of historic items not to be missed! Guided tours bring to life the objects throughout the two-story building through tales of the original owners and what life would have been like in colonial Liberty County. Don’t let the time traveling adventure stop there! Head closer to the coast and explore the American Revolutionary earthen work fortress – Fort Morris. Stroll the grounds and take in the beautiful views of St. Catherines sound and the Medway River while listening to the epic battles that took place during the fight between Continental soldiers and British troops. Be sure to stop in the museum during operating hours to see some of the artifacts found on site and a model of how Sunbury would have looked in the 1770s when it was a busy sea port!
Shrimp Tacos from Melody’s Coastal Cafe
After a morning exploring the past, a lunch to refuel you for an afternoon of fun is a must!! Midway has great options for a quick bite to eat before heading inland towards Hinesville for the rest of your day. Smokin’ Pig BBQ is the ultimate BBQ lover haven! Tender brisket smoked to perfection, creamy homemade mac n cheese and some of the best banana pudding you can find! Melody’s Coastal Café is another great option if you’re wanting something other than BBQ. Authentic po’ boy sandwiches, shrimp tacos, fried green tomatoes and a slew of sides that make this an easy choice for lunch!
Photo courtesy of the City of Hinesville
Stroll Around Downtown 2:00pm-5:00pm
Heading into Hinesville, you will find the historic downtown district nestled in a mixture of historic buildings and more recent construction that brings balance to this quaint area. Stroll down the brick sidewalks to see all of the boutiques and shops located along Main and Commerce Streets. Snag a gift for yourself and for someone special in your life! Bradwell Park is the perfect spot for a short break from strolling. Relax under the ancient oaks and watch the breeze gently sway the Spanish moss and take in the features of the historical buildings surrounding the park. On Thursdays, March through October, you will also find the Hinesville Farmers Market set up throughout the park and streets giving you even more shopping options! Explore local art at the Hinesville Area Arts Council while downtown. Each month features a different artist or artists.
Photo courtesy of Zum Rosenhof
Don’t wander too far from downtown as this next restaurant is not one to miss! Zum Rosenhof German Restaurant is not just a great place for delicious food, it’s also an experience in itself. The entire restaurant is decorated with paintings of German scenery, authentic glassware, curtains with the same colors as the German flag and even the waitresses wear traditional German dresses called dirndl.
Fang’s Island Food and Arcade
Have a Ball 7:30pm
Wrap up a fun filled day and head over to a spot that’s a local favorite for cold drinks and a few rounds of pool. Doodles Billiards is a locally owned pool hall that has rows of tables to play a few games with your friends, plenty of drink options and music to keep the night merry. Arcade games more your style? Check out Fang’s Island Food and Arcade which features an entire room of arcade style games for all ages to enjoy. It’s a great option for the kids (and kids at heart) that you may have with you for your outing.
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