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Address: Charleston, SC
Phone Number: 843-763-7551
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Extremely informative tour & great tour guide!

We called the day before and the tour guide was able to squeeze us onto a tour the following afternoon. I'm so glad we made it because the tour was fantastic. The guide was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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St. Louis, Missouri
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St. Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We called the day before and the tour guide was able to squeeze us onto a tour the following afternoon. I'm so glad we made it because the tour was fantastic. The guide was a little animated, but it made for an enjoyable ride. We went to so many sites that I never would have gotten to if I'd tried... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Alphonso Brown is charismatic, educational, humorous, runs a two-hour bus tour that is different from anything else we experienced on our trip. He gives you the African-American view of southern history, plus lots of historical perspective and all the best sites to revisit, plus he features stories of the man who crafted the beautiful iron gates and the gates themselves.... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Had a great time on the Gullah Tours. Feel in love with the guide. He was funny, friendly and knowledgeable. I'm sure he gets sick of repeating himself day in and day out but you couldn't tell it. There was only one stop on my tour, the rest was just riding and looking. I purchased his book just to support... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I was very pleased with this tour. It was fun and informative, the two hours went by fast. It was hot with a slight chance of rain when I went so I was glad to be on a bus instead of walking or a wagon. Mr. Brown is a great tour guide. You pay at the end of the tour,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Have been to Charleston numerous times but had not done the Gullah tour. The tour was great! Lots of history ; nice small tour bus and the two hours was just enough time. The tour guide Mr Brown was very knowledgeable and full of humor. Money well worth spent.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

As most of the reviews testify, this was entertaining and full of historical stories and facts. If you do one tour in Charleston, you should really do this one! We started out at the bus centre and toured around for about 2 hours. The time went by so quickly, I was quite surprised. This was a great way to learn... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a lovely time. We think it was a powerful example of a learning experience for adults and children for black history. Mr. Brown's Gullah native accent added an authentic flavor to the tour. The Phillip Simmons master blacksmith shop which was in its original state was amazing to see. Mr. Brown the tour guide was very informative and... More 

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36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Gullah tours provides another perspective on Charleston history that should not be missed. The 2-hour tour was entertaining and informative, reinforcing what we learned from other tours on a lot of topics but also offering an alternative view on other topics.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We enjoyed the Gullah tour very much. I would suggest a new speaker, it was a little hard to understand with the accent and the not quite loud enough sound system. My elderly parents sitting in the front had a hard time hearing and understanding. It might help to have a sight list to help keep track. My husband and... More 

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Rochester NY
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16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

from the very beginning, this tour was so informative. mr brown began by trying to teach us some gullah words and phrases. lots of chuckles from that! we were taken into parts of charleston that we would not have found walking around on our own, and we returned to a few of them later. he was especially interesting when explaining... More 

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