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Address: Charleston, SC
Phone Number: 843-763-7551
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Alphonso Brown managed to keep a small bus load of us--sometimes moved, sometimes laughing, sometimes struggling to understand as he tested us in the Gullah language--interested... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Alphonso Brown managed to keep a small bus load of us--sometimes moved, sometimes laughing, sometimes struggling to understand as he tested us in the Gullah language--interested for 2 1/4 hours. He informed us about architecture, numerous public buildings, the ironwork skills of Philip Simmons, and other Charlestonians who have made cultural contributions. I appreciated his energy and enthusiasm for the... More 

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Excellent Tour! I would recommend it to anyone visiting Charleston. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. This was definitely an educational experience. I learned so much about the city and surrounding areas.

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New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Our expectation of the tour was that it was going to focus more on the Gullah experience of Charleston, but it ended up being more of a general tour with a heavy dose of pointing out the wrought iron work of Phillips Simmons. Still, Alphonso was very animated and passionate about his city and the stories that he told were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Don't miss this tour. Great stories, related by someone with flair and passion. The bus is small and you get to interact with your fellow travellers.

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Alphonso Brown is an excellent tour guide, so knowledgable with a great sense of humor. As a local, I fell I know Charleston well, but on this tour I learned and saw things I hadn't before. Great way to spend my birthday!

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new jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Where to begin, Let's start with a an incredible, personable funny and educational tour guide. He'll even teach you Gullah! The tour takes two hours and covers so much of the history of Charleston from the founding to the modern history. I found it extremely interesting and the two hours flew, The bus was very comfortable with plenty of leg... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We really enjoyed this tour with Mr. Brown. If you want to get out and walk around this is not the tour for you. However, it is a tour rich with African-American history and legend that you will not get elsewhere. While he can be a tad difficult to understand, that is part of the experience. He is a very... More 

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Tulsa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Best way to "see" Charleston history. There were 6 of us. Made reservations. The tour was in a small bus - very comfortable. We saw things that are rarely mentioned (e.g., Philip Simmons house, the "Projects", cemeteries, the crescent moon/gorget discussion). Saw the area of Underground Railroad; many, many things I cannot explain. Tour guide was Alphonse Brown - animated... More 

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Bronx, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Mr A. Brown was outstanding! Very informative, comical with a great sense of humor. We learned so much that we didn't take pictures. You must take this tour with this magnificent Man. We lived it couldn't get enough!!

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Winter Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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Address: Address: Charleston, SC
Phone Number: 843-763-7551
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston

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