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Gullah Tours

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On our GULLAH TOUR we give an interesting glimpse into an ancient culture of these mysterious people descending from way across da water. Gullah people are the direct blood descendants of the slaves brought to the Lowcountry regions of South...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
375 Meeting Street, Bus Shed at the Charleston Visitor’s Center, Charleston, SC 29401
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All reviews gullah language philip simmons african american history alphonso brown black history iron gates charleston history great tour two hours small bus al miller hour tour highly recommend this tour visitor center wealth of knowledge meeting street air conditioned
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We learned so much about contributions that African Americans made to Charleston. We had an amazing experience going to see the home of Philip Simmons, seeing his amazing ironwork on the tour and even testing out the blacksmith process. Charleston has a rich history and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Our private bus tour with Al was a pleasure and a great education about Charleston and cultural and anthropological history of the South. Lots of pretty houses, parks, and sites. Historical and personal stories. Detailed answers to every question. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Alfonse Brown is a trip! Very personable and knowledgeable. As a native of the area he has some good stories. This is billed as a tour of the "African American experience". It was that...kinda. In comparison to the Gray Line tour we took it was,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 28, 2018

My family and I just returned from a destination Christmas in Charleston, SC. For most of us ( including myself) it was our first time visiting Charleston which was a beautiful city, with great food and culture. We had a wonderful time but the highlight...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

We boarded the mini coach bus at the Charleston Visitor Center, so logistics for this tour were super easy. You can park at the visitor center, take the free tourist bus to the visitor center or stay at the Homewood Suites which is 5-10 min...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

We did this tour because of fantastic reviews, the enthusiastic recommendation of our host, and our interest in African American history and culture. It was even better than we expected. Mr. Brown has phenomenal knowledge and energy, and a remarkable sense of humor and fun,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Must do tour! Mr Brown was humorous and very knowledgeable. Enjoyed his personality. The tour was so full of information.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

This is my second time to go on the Gullah tour, and our guide was as interesting and entertaining on this tour as on the first. Alfonso told us a fascinating history of the Gullah people in Charleston and pointed out the beautiful iron gates...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

If you are looking to get some good background information on Charleston with some local flare, Gullah Tours could be the tour for you. It is a quick tour (2 hours) and you do not get out of the bus at any of the locations....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

This was a wonderful tour of Charleston from the perspective of African American history. Alfonso was a gushing fountain of information and stories! Plus he was very funny! Yes, his accent was a bit difficult to understand at times, but I got the gist of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Nikita A
July 7, 2018|
Response from crocky66 | Reviewed this property |
This tour took you around the historic part of Charleston. You never leave the city limits. It’s mainly a historical tour of Charleston.
Kiki A
May 7, 2018|
Response from Shirley L | Reviewed this property |
You have to fly into Charleston. Only one airport. Any downtown hotel will do.
Beverley G
March 30, 2018|
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Response from Cheryl S | Reviewed this property |
I booked online and did not use a tour agency.
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Provo, Utah
Gullah tour and river tour? (7 Replies)
We leave to come to Charleston Oct 6th. We are interested in taking a Gullah tour and also possibly a river tour. We will only have 2 1/2 days "free" time as we will be there with a convention. I have read about Alphonso Brown's Gullah Tours and also Sites and Insites Tours. Any comments or recommendations for either? We would also like to take a tour on a river or ocean where we can see some marine life and nature. Any suggestions? Are there any "must sees"? From reading the forums, it seems...More
October 04, 2009|
Response fromendosunshine|
Taking a carriage ride is a must and gives you a great overview of the city. Mr. Brown's Gullah tour is great. Would you like to kayak in the marsh and see wildlife? It's great trip, if you are interested. Or do you want more of a tour boat experience?
Liverpool, NY
How would you rank these options? (3 Replies)
Hubby and I are here in beautiful Charleston and deciding on the agenda for the week. We booked a free tours by foot for tomorrow and are planning to go to Old Exchange, The Old Slave Mary Museum and a Bull Dog ghost tour. Here's where we could use some help please ❤ We are torn between 1. Gullah Tours 2. Lost Stories of Black Charleston Which would you choose and why? We want to make the most of our time here and appreciate any support to make a solid decision. Thank you for your...More
March 24, 2018|
Response fromendosunshine|
Mr. Alphonso Brown (originator of the Gullah tour) is a well known figure in Charleston and almost everyone speaks very highly of his tours. I am not very familiar with the other tour, but sounds good as well. Would probably be hard to go wrong with either tour.
Syracuse, New York
Tours? (1 Reply)
I've seen positive remarks about Al - Gullah Tours & Ed Grimball They have limited tour times that may not fit our schedule. How about the photo tour or Charleston footprints walking tour? Not interested in pirate or ghost tours. Any tours we should avoid? husband & myself, no kids Thanks
September 02, 2011|