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Gullah Tours

Charleston, SC
843-763-7551
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Ranked #50 of 169 Activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Durham, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The Gullah tour was exactly what I hoped for in our tour of Charleston. Charleston wouldn’t be Charleston without the slave trade and the wealth that it generated. When we planned our trip to Charleston it was important to me to learn more about the history of slaves and free Blacks in Charleston as well as Charleston’s integral role in... More

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Black Mountain, NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Alphonso gives the best tour around! It was very simple to book, so I don't know why the previous reviewer had a problem. The Gullah history of Charleston is most interesting, and Alphonso, hands down, is the BEST tour guide I've ever experienced. He is very engaged with his group and adds quite a bit of humor and interesting antidotes... More

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I enjoyed the tour, but we really had trouble making reservations. Twice, in fact. The first time I thought I had a reservation, but then got an email at midnight asking me to call a phone number to confirm. When I called the next day, I was told there was no availability. I was also told Alphonso would call me... More

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NY
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a fun and educational tour. Alphonse has the gift of gab! He tells the unsung history of Charleston and gives visitors a rare insider glimpse of the town. Charleston has a rich and fascinating history, Alphonse gives you a slice of the stuff that's not in the books and guides--local flavor. While Alphonse talks about Charleston's black history,... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour Alphonso was very knowledgeable and informative. Alphonso spoke some Gullah language and then translated in English. Well worth the money.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Alphonso was entertaining and informative. He told us a bit about the Gullah language and spoke some sample phrases. I especially appreciated going into an African American neighborhood of downtown Charleston and seeing the place where slaves were auctioned. Toward the end of the tour we stopped at the Phillip Simmons (famed gate maker, folk artist -deceased) home. We got... More

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Berkeley, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The inimitable style of Alphonso Brown is something not to be missed. Mr. Brown is the owner and guide of Gullah Tours. We boarded his personal tour bus at 11am and for the next two hours we were given the history that every American citizen should have as part of their requisite, basic education. Mr. Brown spoke to us in... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Due to the popularity of this tour I wasn't able to make a reservation until the last day of my vacation in Charleston. I learned so much from this tour and after going on this tour I saw Charleston from a different prospective. I recommend this tour to everyone who is going to Charleston. I love how Alphonso Brown talk... More

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was not your typical tour and that's a good thing. The tour guide, Alphonso Brown, gave a very thorough--and refreshingly opinionated--tour of Charleston with the focus on the contributions of Black Charlestonians. This is not some sanitized tourist excursion and we were grateful for that. He covers a lot of ground in two hours and provides a wealth of... More

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Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

During my family and I's stay in Charleston, we decided to get the whole historical scope and took a Gullah tour with Al Miller. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour that took us to different islands around Charleston and included a lot of historical information that we would not have gotten otherwise. Al Miller impressed us, not only with his knowledge... More

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