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Hog Hammock

Address: Sapelo Island, GA
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Type: Historic Sites, Islands, Cultural
Owner description: An African-American community and a preserved historic village on Sapelo Island.
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Type: Historic Sites, Islands, Cultural
Owner description: An African-American community and a preserved historic village on Sapelo Island.
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Roswell, Georgia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We really enjoyed going off the beaten tourist path to this undeveloped island off the Georgia coast. Rented a golf cart to get around and see the interior of the island and how the slave descendants/Geechee community lives today in Hog Hammock. Took a 3-hour private van tour, too. That's a must. Very nice people, great food and company. A... More 

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Blountville, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The private tours of Sapelo Island provide a unique opportunity to hear about the lives of people who live in this community. The previous reviews give a good overview. Although most of the island is now a reserve owned by the government, the village of Hog Hammock is privately owned by the descendants of the Gullah Geechee people. To gain... More 

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Piney Flats, Tennessee
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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We visited this community as part of bus tour which was linked to the boat/ferry trip over. I believe we paid about $15 a person. Great history, sites and lighthouse. It was money well spent ! Try to go when there are no people staying at the Reynold's Mansion, so you can go inside !! Reservations can tell you if... More 

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Barnesville, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

In March 2014 we finally got to visit Sapelo Island. We've tried a couple times, but the state tour was cancelled due to low participation or we couldn't wedge the visit into our schedule. We took a tour with a local guide--Chuck of Sapelo Sights. He was a great guide with extensive knowledge of the island. We visited the Reynolds... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

On our tour we stopped at the library and had a presentation on the Gusiche culture. Very knowledgeable and friendly librarian. We very much appreciated her talk and history of the local population.

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Recently went on a visit to this Georgia barrier island and experienced something quite different for me…a guided tour about history from someone who had lived it! Sapelo Island is a remote and sparsely inhabited island near Darien that is only accessible by boat or Ferry. The island itself is restricted with access only allowed through registration for tours through... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the "bird houses" located on the marsh in Sapelo Island Ga. The view was amazing, the beach was untouched. We saw raccoons running along the marsh, deer grazing in our yard. It was such a relaxing place I can't put into words the experience. Who would have knew Georgia has a little piece of... More 

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Jasper
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I would have liked a little more information about this particular place. I understand that he inhabitants do not like pictures taken of their home and I can understand this and I did not.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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136 reviews 136 reviews
36 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Sapelo Island, being the4th largest of Georgia's barrier islands, is accessible only by ferry from Meridian Dock, 8 miles northeast of Darien, Georgia. The island is managed by the Georgia DNR, which operates the ferry service and is the state liason for several island intities,including the UGA Marine Institute, the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve and the private community... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
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146 reviews 146 reviews
64 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Since we were staying in sight of the Sapola Island ferry we figured we'd head over for a tour, not really knowing what to expect. The ferry is $5 per person round trip and the ride is a bit less than 1/2 hour. We enjoyed watching dolphins (or porpoises--not sure which) fishing and swimming near the dock and further out... More 

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