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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  • Pin Point looks small when you approach it but the tour and information is not 'small' - it is a well put together site which informs you of the Gullah Geechee, west african community that worked in.....  more
    Pin Point looks small when you approach it but the tour and information is not 'small' - it is a well put together site which informs you of the Gullah Geechee, west african community that worked in.....  more »
  • Great experience. Not far from Savannah. Sure is a former oyster and crab cannery. Each building tells part of the story. Oyster shucking and canning. Who brought them in. Who shucked them. Who... 
    Great experience. Not far from Savannah. Sure is a former oyster and crab cannery. Each building tells part of the story. Oyster shucking and canning. Who brought them in. Who shucked them. Who...  more »
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  • Highly recommend you visit this very unique and important historical site. The film they show is so good and the story is incredible and the view… no words.
  • We had a wonderful visit to the Pin Point Museum! The staff and tour guide was knowledgeable a shared personal experiences of growing up on Pin Point! That made it much more special. Museum isn't large in size but makes up in for the vibrant history of this area. Did not know what to expect fully but left enthralled in history and people of this area. When we arrived the morning public tour was canceled due to a group of school children. We were able to still view the museum and see the buildings. The wonderful staff allowed us to return on the next tour later in the day! It was worth it!

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