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“Tabby cabins are a work in progress”

Cassina Garden Club tabby cabins
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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 it looked during the plantation era; the other will be restored to how it looked during the lumber mill era. There are a number of artifacts on display that were uncovered during the restoration. We watched about a 10-15 minute film detailing the history of the plantation and mill, and then Martha talked with us for an addition 30 or so minutes before we toured the slave cabin being restored. The slave cabins are worth a visit. The Garden Club is doing good work and cares deeply about preserving the historic cabins.

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 visible.

There are so few remaining Slave Houses that provide a visual representation of their living conditions. These houses were certainly better than most. The Tabby construction technic is unique and shows how creative locals were in using resources available.

We were glad we took the time to checkout these Slave Houses and their construction.

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 visitors are welcome to walk the grounds by the Fredericka River. Everything (Except cafeteria food) is free, friendly and safe.

Thank helmetheadgranny
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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 the plantations

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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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