Liberty County is rich in history and stories waiting to be told. Our legacy dates back to our founding in 1777, and now over 200 years later, Liberty County is a wealth of history and adventures ready to be shared. These are just a few of the many topics that can be explored.
We are happy to arrange tours and itineraries for travel writers, photographers and film scouts. Call 912-368-3580 for more information.
Colonial, Revolutionary War and Civil War History
The Midway Museum, Congregational Church, and its adjacent Cemetery provide the history of Liberty County’s earliest and most famous residents.
Similarly, you’ll find Fort Morris, a Revolutionary War fort, and now a historic state park. The earthwork remains of the fort are intact and visitors can view an impressive panorama of St. Catherines Sound and St. Catherines Island, which has retained its original beauty over the last few hundred years.
Nature and Outdoor Sports
Liberty County is lush with nature scapes and beautiful locations that allow nature lovers to enjoy the picturesque scenery. Hunting and fishing are year-round activities. For bird watchers, Fort Morris State Historic Site, which is part of the Colonial Coast Birding Trail, is an excellent location for spotting a large variety of bird species. Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center provides a unique outdoor location encompassing six ecosystems.
African American History
Liberty County has a rich African American heritage. As the home to the Historic Dorchester Academy, which was named a National Historic Landmark in 2006 and is featured as a stop on the National Civil Rights Trail, it is very well known for its significance in the Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King, Jr. considered Dorchester Academy a place of respite while planning “Project C.” The Geechee Kunda Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the Gullah-Geechee culture and heritage.