Award-winning Seabrook Village is a unique, African-American living history museum. The Seabrook community was established through federal land grants made possible by General William T. Sherman's Field Order 15 (1865), a policy that came to be known as "forty-acres-and-a-mule." Freedmen settled as landowners on the same lands they had once worked as slaves. Armed with little but their newly found freedom, a plot of land, and the determination to build a brighter future for themselves and their children and grandchildren, the freedmen of Seabrook represent the African-American Pioneer Experience. Eight turn-of-the-century buildings offer visitors an authentic feel for African-American life and culture from 1865 to 1930. Almost all artifacts, land and structures have been donated by collectors and members of the local community. Visit the one-room Seabrook School where "reading, writing and 'rithmetic were taught to the tune of a hick'ry stick." Or, try your hand at grinding corn into meal and grits or washing clothes on a scrub board. Planned group visits are fully interactive as costumed interpreters engage visitors in all aspects of old time village life. On-going exhibits include the grave art of Cyrus Bowens and the Willis Hakim J. Hones Material Culture Collection of hand-made items from a peanut roaster to twig furniture.Work out when and for how long to visit Seabrook Village and other Midway attractions using our handy Midway vacation builder site .
To visit on a day other then Tuesday or Thursday, please call and make an appointment.
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Seabrook Village Reviews
Jeśli ktoś nie spodziewa się luksusów a przyjemnej atmosfery to polecam. Miła pomocna obsługa, Dobre jedzenie. Pokoje niestety już nie z naszych czasów, ale czyste i przestronne, typowy niemiecki klim... more »If someone does not expect luxuries and pleasant atmosphere, I recommend. Nice staff, good food. Rooms unfortunately no longer of our time, but clean and spacious, the typical German climate.
This place is located in the same area that we visited Ft. Morris and we also stopped in here while exploring sites on 'The Liberty Trail" It is a village that people used to actually live and the way... more »
Great history, my kids were stunned!
A fine preservation of historic African Architecture and economic means of production.
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