About 12 miles south of downtown Savannah, overlooking the marshes along the Moon River, this fascinating museum commemorates the history of the local Gullah/Geechee community. The site is located in the old A.S. Varn & Son oyster and crab factory, which closed in 1985. Pin Point is a tiny Gullah fishing community founded in 1896 by former slaves and their descendants, from Ossabaw and the surrounding islands. The Sweetfield of Eden Baptist Church (still here) was founded 1 year later. Current Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was born in Pin Point in 1948; his family spoke Gullah as a first language (Gullah is the historic creole language of the Low Country, based heavily on West African languages). Note the limited opening hours.
- Frommer's Staff