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 email@example.com.
GUIDED TOURS for walk-in visitors are offered Thursday-Saturday at 10:30, 12:00, 1:30, and 3:30. Use our Savannah trip planner to arrange your visit to Pin Point Heritage Museum and other attractions in Savannah.
Pin Point Heritage Museum Reviews
You learn so much history and information about the Gullah GeeChee people. Quite interesting to learn about the blue crab and oyster canning. The guides are so knowledgeable. more »
The museum gives and insight to a little known culture, the Gullah/Geechee. They highlight the story of the people, the area, and the preparation of crab and oysters for the southeast. This was a... 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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