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Gullah Tours

Charleston, SC
843-763-7551
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Ranked #46 of 171 Activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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East Orange, New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Gullah Tours with Alphonso Brown is exciting, informative and rich in culture and history. Mr. Brown knows his Gullah culture and he makes sure that his audience becomes entrenched in the sights and sounds of Gullah Charleston. The tour is a remarkable experience in the history of the role of enslaved and free Africans in Charleston and their contributions to... More

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Far and away better then the Grey Line tours here in the City. I highly recommend it. The tour guide is very informative and entertaining.

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This tour was the second guided tour of Charleston that we attended and it provided additional insight into the history and culture of Charleston. The tour guide was extremely entertaining and knowledgeable of many of the african influences in Charleston's history.

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Frankfort, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

On our third trip to Charleston, my son & I decided to take another tour of Historic Charleston. We had gone on one of the carriage tours a few years before & were looking for a different kind of experience. Alphonso was an informative, charming guide and kept all of our attention during the tour. As a US history teacher,... More

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was one of the best tours that I have taken. Mr. Brown is very knowledgeable and adds humor and bits of historical trivia throughout. I learned more about Charleston history and race relations in 2 hours than I have from any book or other tour.

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Warm Springs, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Mr. Brown gave a wonderful informative tour of Charleston. It was very well presented with a number of items/stops pointed out. The tour gave a wonderful view from the Black American perspective of the city of Charleston. We were so impressed that we ordered his book and will use it the next time we visit.the city. My family and I... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 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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