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Gullah Tours

Address: Charleston, SC
Phone Number: 843-763-7551
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Ranked #44 of 207 Activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
45 helpful votes 45 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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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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37 helpful votes 37 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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