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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 sboon@chsgeorgia.org.

GUIDED TOURS for walk-in visitors are offered Thursday-Saturday at 10:30, 12:00, 1:30, and 3:30.
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  • Just visited yesterday and it was an amazing, moving experience. Gail, our guide and community member, was a skilled and engaging storyteller. She brought to life the history of a proud and resilient....  more
    Just visited yesterday and it was an amazing, moving experience. Gail, our guide and community member, was a skilled and engaging storyteller. She brought to life the history of a proud and resilient....  more »
  • Very happy it was part of our tour with Savannah Shuttle and Tours. A very interesting slice of our history that must be kept. 
    Very happy it was part of our tour with Savannah Shuttle and Tours. A very interesting slice of our history that must be kept.  more »
  • Must experience! A very thoughtful way to help educate people about the Gullah Geechee experience in Pin Point. Very informative! 
    Must experience! A very thoughtful way to help educate people about the Gullah Geechee experience in Pin Point. Very informative!  more »
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  • I had such a beautiful and educational experience at the heritage museum today. I visited with a classmate to learn more about the Gullah Geechee cultural history, and I couldn’t be more impressed with the museum experience. The documentary they show is very well done, and the buildings are preserved and shown very well. I also want to give a kudos to the site administrator, David, who allowed us to ask many questions for 15-20 minutes following the tour. If you’re considering visiting, I highly recommend!
  • It looks small when you first pull in, but there is a lot there. Very nice movie. Great tour with lots of information. The people there love this place and love sharing their love. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
  • A Vacation to Remember-Our knowledgeable tour guide, Mr. Hanif, shared the rich history of his family and others who lived and worked on Pin Point. It's hard to image that people worked there until the mid 80s! Also while there, I was surprisingly reunited with a family member after 27 years! Tears of Joy!
  • Wow what an interesting museum. When you first go in you think it would be a 5 minute visit but the guided tour was so informative and you learned different aspects of how the people harvested the crabs from the sea to the packaging process.
  • A necessary historical visit for anyone visiting the area. It's only 20 mins from downtown Savannah and it will give you a true cultural reality of the area and the people. Very educational.

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