We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gullah Tours

Charleston, SC
843-763-7551
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #51 of 168 Activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
22 visitor photos
Write a Review

150 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    106
    32
    4
    2
    6
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Berkeley, California
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denton, Texas
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you only take one tour of Charleston, this is the one that you should take. Not only will you learn about the Gullah heritage of Charleston, you will learn about the city itself. Mr. Brown's knowledge of the city is immense, and you will complete your tour with an understanding of Charleston and its culture. This is a must... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Marion, Indiana
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lots of information from a knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide. Mr. Brown has a wealth of Charleston's Black history and relates it to you in an entertaining manner. At beginning of tour, he gives you a lesson in understanding Gullah and it's history. Great tour! Bought his book and he signed it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Mr. Brown is quite the story teller, historian and lecturer. Fascinating knowledge of the Gullah history including relating various events in the native Gullah tongue. Entertaining and interesting and worth the price!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Isle of Arran
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

I often use tours buses on first visiting a new city. This tour was the best ever! Alphonso brings the history of the city to life with humour and irony. The two hours passes in a flash. Do the tour and buy his book!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Gullah Tours also viewed

 
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Gullah Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Gullah Tours, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing