Pin Point Heritage Museum, Savannah

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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.

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

GUIDED TOURS for walk-in visitors are offered Thursday-Saturday at 10:30, 12:00, 1:30, and 3:30.
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  • My husband and I visited this GEM of Savannah and I was completely moved to tears. These Gullah/Geechee people and their story was literally the highlight of our whole trip. I will hold them and this....  more »
  • Enough of the rich and famous, Pin Point’s story of a close knit community is the most beautiful thing I have seen in Savannah. Do not miss the film in the visitors center. Talk to the guides, take...  more »
  • What an awe inspiring and humbling experience. Our tour guide Gail was generous with her knowledge and her personal history. She, and this place, opened our eyes, our hearts, our minds. Please go...  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.
  • This is one of the best tours I've been on in a long while. Clean and well kept facility. Great tour guides! I'm very happy my daughter has this in her history of visits.
  • This place was awesome, a real step back in History. I loved how we were greeted as soon as we stepped out of our cars. We learned so much about the Gullah Geechee heritage and it was nice to be able to touch and see and smell the exact buildings our forefathers worked in. Learning about this heritage instills a sense of pride and I would truly recommend everyone to pay a visit to this jewel.
  • Of all the places we've visited in Savannah, this has been my favorite. Take the time to go through each building and hear the stories. An amazing slice of history with beautiful marshy views. Make sure to follow the order for a complete view. We goofed up and went backwards in one, but were able to connect the dots.

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