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Historic Sites

Henry Ford’s Southern Town

Richmond Hill, Georgia, is no stranger to important people and defining moments. Immerse yourself in our history, from the Colonial era to the Henry Ford era. Tour the Richmond Hill History Museum, formerly the Henry Ford Kindergarten. Step into Civil War times at Fort McAllister State Historic Park, with its museum and well-preserved Confederate earthworks. Visit the Historic Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church,

the oldest public building in Bryan County serving the oldest Presbyterian congregation in the county (since 1830). Pay respects at the Richmond Hill Veterans Monument, honoring our veterans from every war since World War I. All of these sites are part of the Coastal Bryan Heritage Trail.

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Name Address Description
16525 GA Hwy. 144 Richmond Hill
912-727-2163
7196 Belfast Keller Rd. Richmond Hill
912-756-2423
www.rhpchurch.com/
10872 Ford Ave.
912-756-3633
9930 Ford Avenue Richmond Hill
912-756-2676
365dtm.com/richmondhill/Itineraries-History.php
Embark on a journey where you will learn about many of the fascinating people and stories that make up the rich heritage of south Bryan County, from the Guale Indian Village to automobile magnate Henry Ford.
3894 Ft. McAllister Rd. Richmond Hill
912-727-2339
gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister
This scenic park, found and restored by Henry Ford, showcases the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. The earthworks were attacked seven times by Union ironclads but did not fall until 1864—ending General William T. Sherman’s “March to the Sea.” Explore the grounds with cannons, a hot shot furnace, bombproof barracks, palisades and more, while a Civil War museum contains artifacts, a video and gift shop. Also explore Fort McAllister's nature trails. Kayak, canoe and SUP rentals, bike rentals, a playground and geocaching are available.
11460 Ford Ave. Richmond Hill
912-756-3697
richmondhillhistoricalsociety.com/museum
Learn about Ways Station, now Richmond Hill, in a building built in 1940 by Richmond Hill's most famous residents, automobile industrialist Henry Ford and his wife, Clara, which served as a kindergarten to local children.
10550 Ford Ave.
912-756-3343
www.stannerh.org
520 Cedar St. Richmond Hill
912-756-3345
richmondhill-ga.gov/index.aspx?NID=275
Part of J.F. Gregory Park, the monument honors all Americans who have served their country. Each slab of granite represents a war fought by the United States in the last 100 years.