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Pin Point Heritage Museum

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Address: 9924 Pin Point Ave, Savannah, GA 31406-8565
Phone Number:
+1 912-355-0064
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Hours:
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A gem not to be missed

Be sure to get good directions to find this--it's not easy, but it is worth the trip. Also, it's only open Thursday-Saturday. Pin Point Heritage Museum, housed in a former oyster... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
The_walkers21209
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Varn & Son Crab & Oyster Factory has been turned into an educational center that recounts the early 1900s when a small enclave of first generation freedmen lived in an isolated community. The tour started out with a video with residents recalling the "good old days." Then visitors are taken around the various stations to learn how the crabs... More 

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Thank Melodycthomas
Tania P, General Manager at Pin Point Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for coming. I'm always interested in our guests thoughts . The documentary starts the story; as the introduction. Please share your experience with friends. I hope you come again. Regards, Tania Smith-Jones Site Administrator More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Be sure to get good directions to find this--it's not easy, but it is worth the trip. Also, it's only open Thursday-Saturday. Pin Point Heritage Museum, housed in a former oyster and crab packing house, tells the story of the Gullah/Geechee enclave founded by freedmen who made their livelihood off the water. Our docent's great-grandfather owned two packing houses here... More 

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Tania P, General Manager at Pin Point Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for but. I appreciate your support and we hope you share your visit with others. Best, Tania Smith-Jones Site Administrator More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best museum experiences I have ever had - perhaps because I'm from the general area and have an interest in the Geechee/Gullah heritage. I remember the white cans of Pin Point on my grandmother and mother's shelves. Not until my visit here did I truly appreciate what it took to get them there.

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Tania P, General Manager at Pin Point Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment. I'm always happy to hear about guest embracing their history/ learning more about something that was familiar. Please come again. Sincerely Tania Smith Jones Site Administrator More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my favorite stop in Savannah. The museum was unique and informative about a beautiful culture. I learned so much. When given the choice, choose to be escorted by a tour guide. Jasmine was awesome! It's only opened Thursday-Saturday, so make sure you include this museum in your plans while in Savannah!

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Tania P, General Manager at Pin Point Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your support. Jasmine is a great iwealth of information. Please share with your friends. Thanks, Tania Smith-Jones Site Administrator More 

Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pinpoint museum is a very interesting story about the folks who lived in the area, lived off the land, and worked in the Oyster Factory. It is nice to see that the museum after closing the factory in the eighties has been saved and made into a historical site. A lot of good information and presented in a nice clean... More 

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Thank Michelle C
Tania P, General Manager at Pin Point Heritage Museum, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear your experience was positive. Thanks for your support. Please come again. Best, Tania Smith-Jones Site Administrator More 

Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This out of the way museum is well worth a visit. Compared to a $30/person Gullah tour on Hilton Head Island, the $8/person we spent here was far more authentic & memorable. Tour guides are very welcoming and at least one even speaks Gullah. The site is peaceful, accessible and not overwhelming. It tells the story of a resilient community... More 

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Tania P, General Manager at Pin Point Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your support and we appreciate your compliments. Thanks, Tania Smith-Jones More 

Grimsby, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While a bit out of the way, this museum has been wonderfully maintained, has an excellent story to tell. the displays are very informative and on our visit we had the absolute best interpreter of the site history.

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Tania P, General Manager at Pin Point Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your support and praises. Please come again and have a wonderful holiday. Best Regards, Tania Smith-Jones More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Not a big place but has a piece of history you do not usually hear about. I suggest taking the tour with their guides, makes all the difference

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Tania P, General Manager at Pin Point Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for coming. Please come again. Regards, Tania SmithJones Site Administrator More 

Sioux City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Last minute choice to visit this Museum and very pleased that I did. Wonderful history that few people are aware of. Admission fee is under $10.00 and you can spend 2 hours here easily. Very informative documentary film and the text and interactives are well done. If you truly are looking for unique local history then put this one on... More 

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Tania P, General Manager at Pin Point Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your support and thank you for visiting our museum. We hope you will share this culture and your perspective. Thanks, Tania SmithJones Site Administrator More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

I visited the museum with a friend who was raised nearby, but had never been to the museum. It's a beautiful location on the marsh. The video is worth the time. The buildings have been faithfully restored and you get a real feel for the the work and the time that would have gone into this enterprise that kept the... More 

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Tania P, General Manager at Pin Point Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for coming. Please share the experience with others. I hope you will be able to tour on your next visit. Thanks, Tania SmithJones Site Administrator More 

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