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Address: Charleston, SC
Phone Number: 843-763-7551
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Very Informative Guided Van Tour

Of the many tours we've taken in Charleston, this was one of the best! Alphonso Brown was very knowledgeable and informative of the Gullah Culture of the Low Country. He drove us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Of the many tours we've taken in Charleston, this was one of the best! Alphonso Brown was very knowledgeable and informative of the Gullah Culture of the Low Country. He drove us by many out of the way locations in downtown Charleston to point out historical locations and artifacts. A real step back into history. The tour was two hours... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Tour was great - by Mr. Brown, it was very informative regarding Charleston and the Gullah culture. The only thing that was slightly annoying is that the air conditioning on the tour bus was not working very well for those sitting towards the front of the bus (as the air conditioning unit was located at the back of the bus),... More 

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Southern CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This tour is excellent. Mr. Brown provides a perspective that you may not get on another tour. He is very knowledgeable and quite entertaining. Take this tour even if you also take another. We learned a great deal by taking both a walking tour and this one. The Gullah tour was one of our favorite experiences in Charleston.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Alphonso Brown managed to keep a small bus load of us--sometimes moved, sometimes laughing, sometimes struggling to understand as he tested us in the Gullah language--interested for 2 1/4 hours. He informed us about architecture, numerous public buildings, the ironwork skills of Philip Simmons, and other Charlestonians who have made cultural contributions. I appreciated his energy and enthusiasm for the... More 

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Excellent Tour! I would recommend it to anyone visiting Charleston. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. This was definitely an educational experience. I learned so much about the city and surrounding areas.

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New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Our expectation of the tour was that it was going to focus more on the Gullah experience of Charleston, but it ended up being more of a general tour with a heavy dose of pointing out the wrought iron work of Phillips Simmons. Still, Alphonso was very animated and passionate about his city and the stories that he told were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Don't miss this tour. Great stories, related by someone with flair and passion. The bus is small and you get to interact with your fellow travellers.

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Alphonso Brown is an excellent tour guide, so knowledgable with a great sense of humor. As a local, I fell I know Charleston well, but on this tour I learned and saw things I hadn't before. Great way to spend my birthday!

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new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Where to begin, Let's start with a an incredible, personable funny and educational tour guide. He'll even teach you Gullah! The tour takes two hours and covers so much of the history of Charleston from the founding to the modern history. I found it extremely interesting and the two hours flew, The bus was very comfortable with plenty of leg... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We really enjoyed this tour with Mr. Brown. If you want to get out and walk around this is not the tour for you. However, it is a tour rich with African-American history and legend that you will not get elsewhere. While he can be a tad difficult to understand, that is part of the experience. He is a very... More 

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Address: Charleston, SC
Phone Number: 843-763-7551
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston

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