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Gullah Tours

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Address: Charleston, SC
Phone Number: 843-763-7551
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A very worthwhile tour with a great guide

We were interested in learning about Charleston's Gullah heritage and our concierge recommended we take the tour guided by Alphonso Brown. His stories were infused with great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We were interested in learning about Charleston's Gullah heritage and our concierge recommended we take the tour guided by Alphonso Brown. His stories were infused with great humor and energy and the tour was a highlight of our trip to Charleston. Don't miss it.

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san francisco, ca.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

If you want the history of slavery and African American culture in the South, take this tour! Alphonso, the owner is a historical expert..touring you thru backstreets while showcasing the underside of Sputhern history/culture in a comfy van. I appreciated his honesty and matter-of-fact view of the forced migration of Black people from their countries of origin. 1.5-2hrs worth of... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Mr. Brown was delightful, charming, witty and amazingly informative. After having lived in Charleston for the last 6.5 years, this tour was by far the most educational while being 100% entertaining. Mr. Brown is the very embodiment of the Gullah people - a great storyteller and a truly genuinely kind man.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We took the Gullah Tour on Tuesday and came away with a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the city of Charleston. Alfonso Brown, author of "A Gullah Guide to Charleston" was our guide and made the tour definitely an unforgetable experience! We travel extensively and usually take a city tour as a way to get to know the city and... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This was a great tour. My first trip to Charleston and this tour was recommended by a friend. The guide was truly authentic and very informative. He shared some history that you may not get when on other tours. I had never heard of the Gullah people and it was nice to have a guide that could share his peoples... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

All of the reviews up into 2015 that indicate how interesting this tour is are "spot on" correct! For ANYONE, North or South, who was not IN the South during segregation days, Alphonso is very comfortable talking about things. We took the tour in about 2005 after it came out that Sen. Strom Thurmond had a secret black daughter (a... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Colorful and informative. Great perspective on the local culture and gave us plenty to think about in terms of the history of all of Charleston's residents. Lots of talk about the various churches which make up the area.

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Jackson, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Being a history buff I really enjoyed this tour. I learned more about Charleston during this tour than I have anywhere else. This tour was very informative and entertaining and it was really interesting to see Charleston history through an African American point of view. I would highly recommend this tour and the guide to all who are interested in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

If you can do only one thing in Charleston, this should be it. In the short 3 hours spent on this tour we saw and learned more than we ever would have on our own. Alphonso carries with him volumes of information that simply may not be available through any other single source. If he charged twice as much for... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Alphonso provided a very interesting, informative and entertaining tour of the historical aspects of Charleston. I was especially interested in the Philip Simmons gates and the story of Philip Simmons. The gates are beautiful and hard to believe they are done with manual blacksmith tools and techniques. The tours are limited to 12 people so you don't have a huge... More 

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