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Phone Number: 843-763-7551
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Charleston Gullah Tour

Best tour we have taken in Charleston. The tour guide was great; he has been doing this for years. Very knowledgeable about Charleston, and especially the contributions of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Best tour we have taken in Charleston. The tour guide was great; he has been doing this for years. Very knowledgeable about Charleston, and especially the contributions of African Americans to local culture. We learned a huge amount. Be sure to buy his book, too (get his autograph); you will learn even more that could not be covered in two... More 

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Dale City, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I just returned from a great vacation at Kiawah Island. We were so happy with everything that we didn't make it into Charleston until our last day. Huge mistake! The tour was not what we thought it would be, as I was hoping to visit and speak with people of the Gullah Geechee Nation. I especially wanted... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Excellent tour. Tour guide is a great story teller and extremely knowledgeable about the history of Charleston. The Information about Phillip Simmons and the stop at his home was extraordinary! Loved everything about it.

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Willingboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Just went on this tour and truly enjoyed it. Alphonso was very informative and a true delight. Lots of culture and heritage shared with us and will keep it forever in our hearts and minds. Definitely a must do if in Charleston!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

wonderful experience! Tour guide is very knowledgeable and tells you details that other tours definitely don't. Very interesting!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

From the time that you step into the bus, Alphonso Brown has your attention and his knowledge of Charleston and the people makes this tour a must do in Charleston. He does not work on Sundays (its a Southern thing!) but it is well worth the money. I look forward to our next trip to the city and will take... More 

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Rockville, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

From the moment you step into his bus, Alphonso Brown captures your attention and transports you back into the history of Charleston from the perspective of Black Americans, the Gullah, whose ancestors were enslaved Africans. Indigenous to the coastal region of South Carolina, the Gullah people have been able to preserve their culture and heritage, which includes a very distinct... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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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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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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