Drawing on Ossabaw Island’s rich and complex cultural heritage, visitors come to the island to expand their factual knowledge or reveal their creative voice and talent, through cultural study and exploration.

Whether it’s exploration of Ossabaw Island’s North End where three modest cabins, used as worker housing from the 1830s through the 1980s (the remains of what are estimated to be at least nine such structures built on North End Plantation during the 1820’s to 1840’s as housing for enslaved people who worked cotton fields and tended livestock, and whose descendents tended the gardens, cooked, and cleaned for the island’s owners), or the prehistoric American Indian burial site with evidence of cremated remains (state archaeologist David Crass of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said prehistoric cremations were rare, particularly during the early time in which preliminary evidence suggests this one occurred, possibly 1000 B.C. to A.D. 350), or hiking Ossabaw’s tidal forests: live oak, magnolia, red cedar, dogwood, holly, and slash-, loblolly- and longleaf pine varieties where many endangered species including loggerhead sea turtles and wood storks nest on Ossabaw Island, as well as alligators, bald eagles, piping plovers, wild donkeys and feral hogs, you will have plenty to occupy your creative hours on Ossabaw Island.