Step Back In Time: Cumberland Island, GA
A short ferry ride from St. Mary’s GA is Cumberland Island. Visitors to Cumberland Island National Seashorepark will find in the midst of 10,000 acres of wildnerness, the remains of what was a thriving Gullah Geechee freedmen’s village including their historic First African Baptist Church which was established in 1893 and rebuilt in the 1930’s.The church served as a place of worship, school and community center for the Northend Gullah Geechee community known as the Settlement. You can learn more about the settlement back in St. Mary’s at the Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum.
Learn more about how to travel to the island and arrange for tours at https://www.nps.gov/cuis/planyourvisit/index.htm. Photo: First African Baptist Church.