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Address: Charleston, SC
Phone Number: 843-763-7551
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Mr. Brown's knowledge of Charleston and the surrounding area is impressive. It is a fast paced, interesting tour. If you only have time for one tour, take this one. You'll get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Winter Springs, Florida
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Winter Springs, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Mr. Brown's knowledge of Charleston and the surrounding area is impressive. It is a fast paced, interesting tour. If you only have time for one tour, take this one. You'll get a lot of what you'll see on other city tours, but you'll learn a little more. Just seeing Phillip Simmons' workshop and house is worth the price of the... More 

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Hayward, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The tour was informative and unique. I found it very interesting and different from other forms of tours and information.

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charleston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I am a native Charlestonian and I have been on this tour twice with family and friends. It's simply amazing! I learned a lot about my African American history of which very little is taught in our schools these days. I guarantee young people will enjoy and never forget this tour. Well worth the money.

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Portland, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have taken this tour at least 3 times. Whenever we have company we always take them on this tour. We spend winters in the area and have done a lot of the other tours. No one does it as well as Mr Alphonso. He covers so much of the history of Charleston and then all the black history also.... More 

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Johnstown, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

One of the best tours I have been on. Alphonso is outstanding and very knowledgeable. Don't miss this one!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We loved our tour with Alfonzo and a different look at Charleston. We had been on the carriage tours and a ghost walk on other visits so we were pleased to find this tour that introduced us to the Gullah language and look at African American Charleston history. Our tour guide was hilarious and full of information. We didn't expect... More 

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Griffin, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The tour guide, Mr. Alphonso, was awesome and provided us with such interesting facts about Charleston, some of which we wouldn't have heard otherwise. I enjoyed hearing his Gullah dialect, visiting the "Iron Man's" home, as well as the very personable atmosphere provided on this tour.

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St. Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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