Beyond Sunsets: Things to Experience in Liberty County
tLiberty County is known for its beautiful views and sunsets, but it has so much more to offer than that! If you didn’t know about the other activities that are offered beyond sunsets, then we are here to give you a short introduction!
Liberty County is a historically rich place. The thing that we love most about our historic sites are that they are educational, but they also offer a fun, immersive experience while you learn. We’d love to tell you a little bit about them!
Dorchester Academy was a very important place during the civil rights movement and is one of 11 stops in Georgia on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail! It started as a high school for African-American boys and had 300 students. The educational program ended in the 1940s, and after that the school began to be used as a place to register and educate African-American voters.
Geechee Kunda Cultural Center
Geechee Kunda Cultural Center is a living history museum that represents the vanishing culture of the Geechee Kunda tribe. It preserves customs that were brought to America from Africa, and they host a number of events each year to celebrate the rich culture!
Old Liberty County Jail
The Old Liberty County Jail is located in downtown Hinesville and was an active jail all the way up until 1970! It is one of the earliest brick structures in Hinesville and all of Liberty County. This historic building is now on the National Register of Historic Places! It is kept in mint condition to preserve the originality of the structure.
Looking for a way to change your pace and get outside and enjoy the wonderful South Georgia weather? Liberty County has plenty of outdoor activities as well!
Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center
Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center is a walking trail located out in Midway that offers the opportunity to stroll through a number of different ecosystems. When visiting, be on the lookout for all of the diverse plants and animals. Along the walk, there are informational signs to tell you a little bit about the living things that call Cay Creek home!
Bryant Commons is a 150-acre site located right in the heart of Downtown Hinesville. Bryant Commons is a relaxing place for all ages to enjoy. There is an outdoor amphitheater, pond, playground and much more. There is even a dog park, so you can bring your doggies along with you!
Fort Morris Historic Site
Fort Morris Historic Site was built to defend the former town of Sunbury. Sunbury used to be the second busiest seaport in Georgia behind Savannah! At Fort Morris, there is a museum that displays civilian and military life from hundreds of years into Georgia’s past. When you visit Fort Morris, you can even get a glimpse at the beautiful Saint Catherines Sound!
Before you visit some of these sites, you will want to contact them first just to make sure you don’t need to schedule a tour. We would hate for you to miss out on the amazing opportunity!
There is always more to learn, especially when you #ExploreLiberty! Interested in checking out more activities beyond sunsets? Take a look at our website! There is a things to do tab with all of our historical sites and a community calendar to help everyone stay updated on local events.