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Gullah Tours

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Address: 375 Meeting Street, Bus Shed at the Charleston Visitor’s Center, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-763-7551
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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On our GULLAH TOUR we give an interesting glimpse into an ancient culture...

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 Carolina and Georgia; including both the coastal plain and the Sea Islands. These peculiar people were brought to Charleston by way of cargo slave ships. Charleston held the largest slave market in the United States where the Gullah culture & language continues this very day.

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One of the best parts of our trip

My husband and I were very interested in the Gullah people in this area. We went on the tour and met some amazing people. The tour guide was very interesting and shared so much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
jamesklocek4502
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Lapeer, Michigan

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went on the gullah tour about 10 years ago and I bragged and bragged about itcto others for years. So when I had the chance to bring my family who never visited Charleston before, the first tour I booked was the gullah tour online . This time I was not happy. Although the duration was good, we couldn't understand... More 

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Lapeer, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were very interested in the Gullah people in this area. We went on the tour and met some amazing people. The tour guide was very interesting and shared so much of how the gullah people lived. Worth every part of this trip.

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family truly enjoyed this tour. My husband and I learned a lot of how African Americans played a role in Charleston SC history. How Gullah history is weaved throughout American history. Our tour guide, Alphonso Brown was great speaking in Gullah and English quizzing us along our tour; Loved it! His energy and passion for history was contagious. I... More 

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Alphonse Brown was a great our guide and offered both insight and comedy to the tour. The tour allowed us to understand the differing culture perspectives of life in Charleston from the Gullah viewpoint. I learned tons about Charleston and came to appreciate the Gullah language. This is a great tour and I would highly recommend it to my friends... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this tour. It was very interesting and we learned so much. Alphonso's personality was just a joy and he really made us laugh. I can't recommend this tour enough. Surely go!!!

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Covington, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I am greatly interested in the Gullah history and culture and was looking forward to hearing alot about that on this tour. This is more of a city tour with a few Gullah language lessons added in. There were some notable mentions of African American contributions throughout the city, but this tour is more general than not. Great tour of... More 

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Troinex, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

A group of friends took the tour together and really enjoyed not only what we saw but the personality of Alphonso Brown. It shows the city from an Afro-American point of view. Alphonso is very knowledgeable and says it in a Gullah dialect (which I have to admit took me a few sentences to get to know). The traditional bus... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

This tour is a great overview of Charleston from a local African American's perspective. Mr Brown is very knowledgeable and encourages questions. The tour is 2 full hours. When in Charleston make sure you take this tour. Mr Brown has the perfect personality for the job. Great job!

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I tried to get reservations last year for this tour and all times and dates were booked. I decided to try this year and was able to get one on my birthday and this tour was well worth the wait. Mr. Alphonso Brown was very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston and the people of Charleston. I enjoyed Mr. Brown... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

This is a "must do" when traveling to Charleston. Mr Brown not only gives an informative historical experience but also provides a personal perspective from his own upbringing. He also adds some comedy in his story telling as well

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