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Address: Charleston, SC
Phone Number: 843-763-7551
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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Sumter, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Alphonso is masterful at what he does. This tour was so informative from multiple aspects of history especially if you want to learn more about the African American experience in Charleston. Alphonso is very knowledgeable, personable, and such a treat to have as a guide. I would definitely do this tour again!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We are glad we chose the Gullah Tour, as it gave us a different view of Charleston than we would normally have experienced ourselves or through the other tours. Alphonso Brown stays upbeat, engaged, and shares the current and past experiences of Charleston from the perspective of the African American and slavery history, along with the real estate revitalization in... More 

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Chicago
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Alphonso Brown is a great tour guide. He is thoughtful and has done his research. Mr Brown has written a guide book with detailed material to augment the two hour tour. Unlike run-of-the-mill tours, you get a deeper history not only of Gullah culture in South Carolina, but significant information on race relations and African American history. We go on... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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186 reviews 186 reviews
30 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My wife and I took this tour on March 4, 2015. It was excellent! The tour guide, Alphonso, rocked. He presented a difficult topic clearly and directly. However his delivery made us think. His explanation of the Gullah heritage, and his use of the language, was educational. And we visited many sites off the beaten path. You will enjoy this... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We were interested in learning about Charleston's Gullah heritage and our concierge recommended we take the tour guided by Alphonso Brown. His stories were infused with great humor and energy and the tour was a highlight of our trip to Charleston. Don't miss it.

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san francisco, ca.
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11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If you want the history of slavery and African American culture in the South, take this tour! Alphonso, the owner is a historical expert..touring you thru backstreets while showcasing the underside of Sputhern history/culture in a comfy van. I appreciated his honesty and matter-of-fact view of the forced migration of Black people from their countries of origin. 1.5-2hrs worth of... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Mr. Brown was delightful, charming, witty and amazingly informative. After having lived in Charleston for the last 6.5 years, this tour was by far the most educational while being 100% entertaining. Mr. Brown is the very embodiment of the Gullah people - a great storyteller and a truly genuinely kind man.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We took the Gullah Tour on Tuesday and came away with a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the city of Charleston. Alfonso Brown, author of "A Gullah Guide to Charleston" was our guide and made the tour definitely an unforgetable experience! We travel extensively and usually take a city tour as a way to get to know the city and... More 

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