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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  • The Pinpoint Heritage Center is a look at a pretty interesting slice of the history of south east Georgia. This community has held strong to its roots since settlement during and after the era of slav...  more »
  • The best part of visiting this museum is talking to the local people there who grew up in this small town that is home to the last black-owned coastal property in Greorgia. What a wonderful opportunit...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Worth the trip. Fantastic glimpse in the past. I pray the area and people are able to continue to maintain their land and culture on this sacred land.

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