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Address: 421 Petigru Dr, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
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I took my mother who had wanted to go. Yes it is small, but most of the education comes from Mr. Rodriguez himself. I will admit after a part of the talk got bogged down with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
kimkob1
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Chardon, Ohio
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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a small but very worthwhile educational experience. Take the time to learn of the Gullah culture.

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Chardon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I took my mother who had wanted to go. Yes it is small, but most of the education comes from Mr. Rodriguez himself. I will admit after a part of the talk got bogged down with dates,I got restless, but the others that were there seemed fine. I think if you had any young ones they would need a shorter... More 

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3 Thank kimkob1
Rocky Face, Georgia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We spent almost an hour trying to find it in Pawley's, only to discover they have moved to Georgetown. The couple who were there were fun to talk to and the woman spoke to us in Gullah, which I had never actually heard. We bought a book that I enjoyed reading about the history and experience of the Gullah people.... More 

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4 Thank Lana S
Mamaroneck, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Visit for an introduction to Gullah, learn how Africans added to our lives in America, lovely, sharing people. Interesting and free!

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2 Thank Corrie826
Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a very small space, and not necessarily what most would think of as a physical museum. But the information and experience come from the owners, Mr. and Mrs. Rodriguez. They are a wealth of knowledge and readily available to share their information. I highly recommend this museum to anyone interested in the Gullah Geechee heritage!!!

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3 Thank esmp
Lexington, NC
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The only reason this is terrible is that it is closed. I had visited before, it was a two room museum that was so interesting I could have stayed all day instead of the three hours I was there for. Very sad that it is closed, the Gullah culture is fascinating, I hope it reopens again in the future.

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4 Thank ZeldaL
Pawleys Island SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The museum is great. Unfortunately hey lost their lease on their location and are now looking for another location.

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4 Thank Bobstein
Concord, NH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

As of the beginning of March, the Gullah museum has lost its lease and is looking for a new location. The day that a friend and I went looking for it, this wasn't noted on the web site, but it sppears to be now. Stay tuned.

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2 Thank patstew
Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Anyone interested in real American history, African-diaspora/Black history or in learning about little known cultures should not miss this museum. What a special experience to speak with the historian who had such a wealth of knowledge on the subject of the Gullah culture and history! I went with my 9 yr. old son and the lecture part was a bit... More 

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st.louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

This is a must stop on your trip to Myrtle Beach. I enjoyed the history and I was amazed with the quilts.

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