In 1985, the A.S. Varn & Son Oyster and Crab Factory in Pin Point closed its doors for good. It marked the end of an era for the tiny fishing community tucked quietly away on the banks of the Moon River just south of Savannah, Georgia. For nearly one hundred years, Pin Point was isolated and self-sustained, a Gullah/Geechee enclave founded by first-generation freedmen where family, religion, and work were deeply connected to the water.Use our Savannah trip planner to arrange your visit to Pin Point Heritage Museum and other attractions in Savannah.
Today, the factory buildings have been reopened as Pin Point Heritage Museum, operated by Coastal Heritage Society, celebrating the life, work, and history of this Gullah/Geechee community that calls Pin Point home.
Pin Point Heritage Museum is open to the public 9am-5pm, Thursday-Saturday. Groups of 10 or more may book a tour of the museum any day of the week. For booking information, please contact our events coordinator Sara Boon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GUIDED TOURS for walk-in visitors are offered Thursday-Saturday at 10:30, 12:00, 1:30, and 3:30.
Pin Point Heritage Museum reviews
This community of Pin Point was founded by freed slaves after the Civil War. It much later was an oyster canning facility. It's last incarnation was, in part, this museum. Justice Thomas attended its.... more »
What a cool place! Very interesting to learn about the Gullah/Geechee history and present. The guides could not have been more friendly and engaging. Educational and fascinating. more »
Beautiful place history is amazing and even better because is told by people that were actually there. Lady super friendly and educational as well as fun. Definitely a place to visit.
A hidden gem on Skidaway Island Georgia! The guides give a very detailed account on the history of the Gullah Geechee people and how they lived and worked in the Pin Point community. I recommend watching the video first, then do the tour. Overall we had a great experience there, the guides we happy to answer any and all questions and were very friendly.
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