52. Pin Point Heritage Museum, Savannah


Pin Point (population under 200), founded by freed slaves and still a stronghold of Geechee culture, is best known as the birthplace of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas. But that’s not the only reason to notice this little village. In 2011, the Pin Point Heritage Museum opened in the former A.S. Varn & Son Oyster & Crab Factory. Take a guided tour of the white cinder block plant, and stroll to the docks on Moon River where fishermen brought in the day’s catch. 912-355-0064

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This article originally appeared in our May 2015 issue.