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Cassina Garden Club tabby cabins

1049 Arthur J Moore Dr, next to Epworth By the Sea, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2206
+1 860-212-2220
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A walk through history

These cabins have just been renovated and were not yet open. They were renovated and will be toured... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Matthew S
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Atlanta, Georgia
Tabby cabins are a work in progress

These cabins are the property of the Cassina Garden Club. Martha was nice enough to give us a tour... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
PhoenixRobin
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“slave cabins” (6 reviews)
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1049 Arthur J Moore Dr, next to Epworth By the Sea, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2206
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+1 860-212-2220
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

These cabins have just been renovated and were not yet open. They were renovated and will be toured with volunteer guides from the garden club - We popped by and it happened that they were training a guide and the president of the club was...More

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

These cabins are the property of the Cassina Garden Club. Martha was nice enough to give us a tour on a day when tours were not scheduled. There are two slave cabins existing today. One is in the process of being restored to the way...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

The Tabby Slave Houses can be accessed by following directions to Gascoigne Bluff Park which is on Sea Island Road and actually near the entrance to St Simon Island from Brunswick. The Slave Houses are away from the road a couple hundred yards but easily...More

Thank Mindy and Roger A
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Tabby cabins give a view of the Black experience of plantation life and a view of the tabby construction technique. The site by the river and the Epworth campus is a lovely bicycle destination. There is even a cafeteria in the Epworth admin building and...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2016

These are slave cabins that are currently undergoing restoration. Compared to what I was expecting to see, these were nicer than what has been described in books. However it was explained that these were cabins for the house slaves who had somewhat higher status on...More

1  Thank KCA_DG-IL
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Wish they weren't on private property, as we could only see the at a distance, from our vehicle. Sad indeed, as they're Historical.

Thank serenity2222
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

The cabins are small but the guides are enthusiastic and informative. One of the cabins is being restored to it's original condition from the turn of the 18-19th century. It provides a valuable perspective on slave life and on the plantations of the Golden Isles.

1  Thank Estela061
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Not very many of these slave cabins made with tabby exist anymore. Made by slaves on the coasts of oyster shells, lime, and water, these are truly living history. Not easy to find, but well worth the effort.

1  Thank BoomBoomsPunkin
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Garden ladies will take you on a walking tour of the grounds of the slave cabins and explain the daily lives of the enslaved plantation workers

1  Thank glendaingermany
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

Only open on Wednesdays during the summer (10a- noon) you can tour the historic slave tabby cabins on the Cassina Garden Club site, which is adjacent to Epworth By the Sea. A docent from the Cassina Garden Club shows a video, talks, and answers questions...More

2  Thank BelleBeau416
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