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Lift Every Voice: Ossabaw/Pin Point African-American History Tour

August 14, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Lift Every Voice: African-American History two-part tour to Ossabaw Island and Pin Point Heritage Museum.

Trip description: The day begins with a morning boat trip to Ossabaw that includes the natural and cultural history of the Moon River District, with emphasis on the many historic African American communities of the area. On Ossabaw, visitors will go on a walking tour of North End plantation, including three restored tabby cabins built by enslaved Africans for their housing. Learn about Hercules & Betty in the 1770s, the Bond brothers in the 1850s and 1860s, and their descendants who founded Pin Point community in the 1890s. Daily journals from an Ossabaw Island plantation in the mid-19th century are included in the tour. Tour leaders are Elizabeth DuBose, Executive Director of Ossabaw Island Foundation, and Hanif Haynes, a historic interpreter with Pin Point Heritage Museum. Haynes is a resident of Pin Point community and is a descendant of Benjamin Bond, an enslaved man who lived on Ossabaw Island and was a founder of Hinder Me Not Baptist Church on Ossabaw after emancipation.The tour continues in the afternoon at Pin Point Heritage Museum.

The museum tour emphasizes the crabbing and oystering culture of early/mid 20th century Pin Point. The Pin Point community was founded in 1896 by groups of freedmen (formerly enslaved people) many of whom had lived and worked on Ossabaw Island both while enslaved and after emancipation. Interpretive guide will be Gail Smith, a Pin Point resident and descendant of the Dilward family who founded Pin Point, and the Martin family whose relatives worked on Ossabaw in the 20th century.

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Trip basics:Pre-registration required. Ossabaw-Pin Point Tour

Tickets: Space is limited to 18 people on this tour. Reservations required.

Admission to Ossabaw and Pin Point Heritage Museum is free for this two-part tour.

Transportation fee: $40 for boat to Ossabaw Island. $5 for a donation to Pin Point Heritage Museum (Private boats are prohibited for this tour.)

Note: all Ossabaw Island trips require use of masks/protective face coverings during check in, on the boat to and from the island, in the trucks on the island, and when indoors in common spaces. Other social distancing and sanitization practices will apply. Masks must be worn indoors at Pin Point Heritage Museum. (These requirements reflect the CDC guidelines and Chatham County mask ordinance. If these requrements change, we will notify all who are registered.)


Ossabaw Island, North End
Main rd
Ossabaw Island, GA 000000 United States