Sunday February 7, 2021
Saturday March, 27, 2021
Travel by pontoon boat with Captain Mike Neal of Bull River Cruises to the island’s North End for an interpretive tour that includes ecology and history, plus time on your own to explore.
Saturday, May 8, 2021
A day trip to Ossabaw for descendants of people with connections to the island from 1760 – 1960. If your ancestors were tenant farmers, land owners, Torrey family employees, Freedmen, enslaved people, hunting guides, cattlemen, or timbermen, please join us for a picnic and time together.
Saturday June 5, 2021
Paint, sketch, write, or take photos on Ossabaw Island. Let the island be your muse. After a brief history presentation, you’ll have several hours to wander the North End on your own and experience the island’s inspiring features of marsh vistas, maritime forests, wildlife sightings. Bring your own art supplies.
A Hands-On Archaeology Experience
Led by the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources’ Archaeology Division and the University of Georgia, this excavation of a 19th-century plantation site is the fifth year of a ten-year archaeological project on Ossabaw Island.
Saturday, August 21 Day Trip
Sunday, August 22 Day Trip
Accompany Georgia DNR Sea Turtle Conservation Program interns as they inventory loggerhead turtle nests for eggs and live hatchlings on Ossabaw Island’s South Beach. Depart 8:00 am from Delegal Creek Marina on Skidaway Island, just outside of Savannah. After a 30-minute boat ride across Ossabaw Sound, arrive on Ossabaw Island , then travel by pick up truck to the beach to learn about turtle hatchings. Enjoy a picnic lunch (bring your own lunch) at the pavillion at the south end bone yard beach. Return to the North End as boat departs the island for the mainland at 2:00 pm.
Saturday August 14, 2021
This “fee free” morning trip to Ossabaw is a walking tour of the North End plantation site, including three restored tabby cabins built by enslaved Africans as their housing. Learn about Titus, Hercules and Betty in the 1770s; the Bond brothers in the 1850s and 1860s; and the Bond’s descendants, the founders of Pin Point community in the 1880s. After visiting Ossabaw Island travel to the Pin Point Heritage Museum for a tour from an Ossabaw Island descendant.
Friday September 17, and 24 2021
Saturday September 18, 2021
Sunday September 19, and 26, 2021
Elizabeth DuBose shares the history of Ossabaw indigo and provides instruction on creating fresh-leaf dye vats and guides participants through the dyeing process.
Friday October 22, Saturday October 23, Sunday October 24, 2021
Join us on either of these days for the Ossabaw Island Pig Roast & Art Auction. Enjoy the beauty and ambiance of Ossabaw Island while contributing to the sustainability of the Ossabaw Island Foundation’s exceptional educational, cultural, and scientific programs.
For 2021 we have redesigned our signature event for the era of social distancing. Instead of one big HOG of a party, we’re having three smaller events.
General Admission tickets on sale September 2.