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Black History Month

Exploring African American History in Savannah

To register, visit this link:  BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

On February 17, Coastal Georgia Historical Society will reprise its popular Savannah history tour from 2020, visiting two Savannah-area sites that reveal the rich and varied tapestry of Black history on the coast.

The morning will begin with a tour of the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, part of the Telfair Museums. Built as a Regency style mansion in 1819, the site interprets the complicated relationships between the most and least powerful people in early 19th century Savannah.

During a guided tour, visitors will explore period rooms, interactive exhibits for all ages, and redefined historic spaces, while learning about the people, both free and enslaved, who lived and worked there 200 years ago.

The Grey, famed Savannah restaurant, will host a private lunch just for our group! Occupying a restored 1938 art deco Greyhound Bus Terminal, the Grey features Chef Mashama Bailey’s personal take on Port City Southern food.

The tour will continue in the afternoon with a visit to the Pin Point Heritage Museum, located in the old A.S. Varn & Son Oyster and Crab Factory. The Museum is one of the region’s best places to encounter the unique creole culture of the lowcountry, Gullah Geechee, first hand. For nearly 100 years, the community of Pin Point was quietly isolated on the banks of the Moon River just south of Savannah. Now, you can explore the refurbished museum complex and experience multimedia presentations, exciting exhibits, and unparalleled views of the marsh! During the tour, participants will learn about Pin Point’s history, its intimate relationship with the natural environment, and the challenges to retain the values and traditions of the community.

The tour will depart from the A.W. Jones Heritage Center at 7 a.m. and return at approximately 6 p.m. The cost is $150 per person and includes guided tours of both museums, lunch, and transportation to, from, and within the city of Savannah. Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable, though they may be transferred to another person.

To register, visit this link:  BLACK HISTORY MONTH.


February 17
7:00 am - 6:00 pm


A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall
610 Beachview Dr
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 United States