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Gullah Tours

Charleston, SC
843-763-7551
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Ranked #44 of 195 Activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a must for anyone interested the Gullah culture or learning more about Charleston from an African-American perspective. The two-hour guided tour seemed to fly by. The narration was non-stop and actively engaged the entire mini-bus load of tourists.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My husband and I took this tour on a recent trip to Charleston and had a fantastic time. Alphonso took us through the historic district and offered a unique perspective and experience that we wouldn't have seen/experienced on the "average" tour. Alponso was friendly, pleasant and enthusiastic- you can tell he really enjoys giving tours which is infectious! You can't... More 

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New York City
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Alphonso Brown gave us the most interesting tour we had in Charleston. He gave us the African and American view that had been missing in the other tours. He introduced me to Phil Simmons the wrought iron artist. He showed us Denmark Veseys house and told us about the slave revolt he was leading. He spoke about the mullatos, quadroons,... More 

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Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We had spent some time several years ago at St Helena Island and got our first taste of the Gullah culture. When we were in Charleston recently, we found Alphonso's tour and decided to book it to learn a little more. We were hesitant because tours on a bus are usually not our thing - too many uninspiring experiences. This... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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46 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Alphonso Brown will delight you with stories of Charleston, but from the viewpoint of the African Americans residing there during slave times. Be prepared to learn some of the Gullah language too. He makes it fun to see some of the familiar sites, but incorporates another side of the local history. Even locals will learn something new. This is a... More 

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Gallatin, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I am looking to do this tour again with family coming in for Christmas. This is my favorite tour of Charleston - and I have done many! Alphonso is so knowledgeable and quite funny!! Enjoyed every minute of this delightful tour!! Can't wait to do it again since it has been many years!

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Alsip, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you visit more than one Charleston site (and who doesn't?), you start to hear the same stories over and over again. Not so with Alphonso Brown and the Gullah tour. You'll hear some of the stories, but with a different spin. You'll go down some streets that aren't typically visited by the carriages. As he tells the story of... More 

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Cerritos, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Charleston historic district is a beautiful city. You could spend hours on your own wandering about and see some pretty amazing sites. Of course, one reason you take a tour is to get the stories behind the stories. Most tour guides are able to deliver in this area with out a problem, but Mr. Brown of Gullah Tours isn't... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

One of the best tours I have taken! Alphonso Brown the driver guide, is knowledgeable, engaging and obviously proud of his heritage. An excellent"behind the scene" look at a city's cultural roots. I added to my understanding of the role the African slaves and later freemen played in the fabric of this important southern city. My only suggestion is that... More 

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