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$30 Boat Transportation Fee for August 18 Lift Every Voice: African American History in Savannah


Price: $30 Transportation Fee to Ossabaw Island for Lift Every Voice Walking Tour
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On August 18, the Ossabaw Island Foundation, TOIF, in partnership with other Savannah area sites, will open free of charge for Lift Every Voice: Savannah’s African American Historic Sites Free Day.
 
Departure Location: Rodney Hall Boat Ramp, 25 Diamond Causeway, Savannah. (at the foot of the Skidaway Bridge)
Trip date:  Saturday, August 18.
Departure time:  9:00am
Return time:  12pm. (estimated time returning to the mainland)

Tour is FREE of CHARGE, but transportation is $30 per person.  Guests must travel with the group--no private boats.

The event is being held to mark the recent opening of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Seven local sites are collaborating to honor Savannah’s African-American history.
 
Travel to Ossabaw Island via pontoon boat, provided by Bull River Cruises. Enjoy a 45 minute boat trip to the island. Tour three 1840s era restored tabby cabins built as housing by enslaved Africans and learn about the tabby-making process. Hear about Ossabaw's 18th-century indigo cultivation and see naturalized indigo unique to this island. Learn about several successful escapes from Ossabaw that occured in the 18th century. Learn about Ossabaw's descendant community of Pin Point, Georgia.
 
 
In addition to TOIF, other sites open that day are Beach Institute, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Pin Point Heritage Museum, and Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House. Programs at each site will focus on African-American history connections and will include a variety of activities for guests of all ages.
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