Learn about Savannah's Gullah/Geechee Culture
Pin Point Heritage Museum, located in the old A.S. Varn & Son Oyster and Crab Factory, is your chance to experience the Gullah/Geechee culture first hand. The former factory has been transformed into an educational center for visitors to authentically learn about the Gullah/Geechee culture directly from residents who grew up in the small, close-knit community.
Visit Georgia's Oldest Black School
Established in 1865 as a school for newly freed slaves, The Beach Institute is Georgia’s oldest still-standing school for blacks. Today, the Beach Institute is an African-American cultural center, flagship museum and gallery for traveling exhibitions, permanent collection exhibits, performances and lecture series highlighting black artists from Savannah and around the world.
Get a Taste of Savannah's Soul Food
Many of Savannah's restaurants have a focus in recipes influenced by African culture. Head to Sisters of the New South for soul food classics like ox tails, okra, fried chicken and red rice. Get your Southern barbecue fix at Walls BBQ, which serves savory eats like ribs, chopped pork sandwiches, deviled crabs and fried fish.
Explore the Massie Heritage Center
During the spring and summer of 1865, Massie Hertiage School served as a school for black children under the order of General Sherman. Today, the Massie Heritage Center has an interactive exhibit space and educational facility where both students and the general public can participate in interpretive programs that are designed to stimulate curiosity and to help achieve academic goals.