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Gullah Tours

#35 of 214 Tours in Charleston
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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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Amazing Tour of Charleston

This tour was FANTASTIC!! We took a bus around town learning about the important places in history and the amazing lives of the people here. Take it. You will learn not only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
maggieaynne
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Laurel, Maryland

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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This tour was FANTASTIC!! We took a bus around town learning about the important places in history and the amazing lives of the people here. Take it. You will learn not only African American history, but history of in general of the area.

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Fayetteville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gullah Tour that is conducted by Mr. Alfonso Brown, is truly one of the ‘required activities,’ any self respecting amateur historian must attend. It is a fun hearted way of learning about the Gullah language, the people who brought it to the America’s, and their influence and contribution to Charleston. To use a term coined by a famous reporter... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In school, we learned about Charleston's history from a white point of view, we wanted to learn more about the African-American history of this beautiful and complicated city. Interactive, funny, tragic, and informative, this 2-hour guided bus tour was exceptional. Our guide, "Gullah Joe" was engaging and informative. We visited the historic home of master iron craftsman Philip Simmons, saw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Alphonso was excellent. He is well versed in the history of Charleston including the origins of the gullah people. I highly recommend this tour as a must see for everyone who visits Charleston.

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1 Thank Tracy W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I, including 3 teenage boys, enjoyed our 2 hours traversing the streets of Charleston. Although I thought that we would be on and off the bus seeing the various stops, it was a riding your only. We learned some Gullah language, and saw many amazing sites. Our guide was the BEST he made it a comfortable and... More 

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1 Thank Brian M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very interesting tour. The guide was extremely knowledgable and the bus driver was super cool too! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone that is new to South Carolina.

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1 Thank Christopher S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 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 July 2, 2016

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 July 1, 2016 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 June 22, 2016 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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