you probably need a car to get to this "museum" - altho mass transporation may get you there? i use "museum" lightly because it's so unique but so informative. i don't know the full history of how this place came to be other than it was donated by the son, and it's now a part of another savannah museum group (was originally something else), but i highly recommend going to this place. i don't think it's geared for kids, altho they may be working to figure that out or have a unique tour for children? way back, ex-slaves settled in this area - BOUGHT waterfront land actually. part of the group known as geechee-gullah. they were isolated, 1 road, they had no cars, radios, phones, tv's. they had each other, 1 church & this small seafood factory. a charity came in to educate the children. even in the 1970-80's they were more isolated than other areas....
the view & land is gorgeous! the buildings (3-4) and some outdoor work areas are pristine. the displays and film are so so so well done!
you are warmly greeted by the museum staff, first you are taken to the film room. the film is beautifully done & documents the living people who grew up in this area & either worked as adults or children for this factory. some of the stories will make you laugh and some make you sad. the rest of the museum documents either the people's work, their play, the factory owners &/or their children. the guide takes you thru the areas but we really needed more time to read and look at everything that's offered. it's all about their land & work & life. the son of the original owner donated the property when they closed for good and he lives next door. the tour guide highlights (it wasn't busy, it's only open now 2 days per week & the website is minimal) various work processes, information about the land & original black ownership, and other aspects of the lives of these isolated people. the land, work & people are all so intertwined in this place.
after our tour we found the one street (1/2 block away) and drove down it. it's different than they remember it but it's unique and i'm so glad this history has been saved thru this museum. i will go back and read/look at everything i missed.