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Gullah Tours

375 Meeting Street, Bus Shed at the Charleston Visitor’s Center, Charleston, SC 29401
843-763-7551
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Best tour on our trip

Alphonso Brown gave us a great two hour tour of downtown Charleston. He was energetic, informative... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
travelrodent
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florida
via mobile
History Through the Eyes of the Gullah people!

Alphonso Brown did a wonderful job of telling the history of Charleston from the perspective of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ChicagoMaureen
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Chicago
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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 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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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375 Meeting Street, Bus Shed at the Charleston Visitor’s Center, Charleston, SC 29401
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843-763-7551

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alphonso Brown gave us a great two hour tour of downtown Charleston. He was energetic, informative and humorous! It is a van tour so if you have problems walking this is an awesome tour to take! Loved it!!

1  Thank travelrodent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alphonso Brown did a wonderful job of telling the history of Charleston from the perspective of the African American community. As we traveled around for 2 hours in a comfortable 20 passenger van, he used a mounted screen with pictures, primarily of people, pictures of...More

Thank ChicagoMaureen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mr Brown's tour was informative, funny and very enjoyable. It was the best tour I did on my visit there. It's easy to find the meetup place at the visitors center. Well worth the time and money.

Thank Terwalk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 1:00 tour run by Alphonso Brown. We learned a lot about the history of Charleston as he drove us around town. He also made the tour fun by trying to teach us the Gullah language and seeing if we could understand new...More

1  Thank HCR22
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is a great tour. Mr. Brown is very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston. He makes the tour interesting, engaging and time seems to move too fast when we are on his tour. We have been on this tour twice and plan to take...More

2  Thank white3amt
Reviewed 26 September 2017

The Gullah tour was the only organized tour we did while visiting Charleston. Easy to locate them near the visitor center. Mr Brown was waiting for us outside his mini bus. It was cool that he was fluent in speaking the Gullah language and familiar...More

2  Thank tayie83
Reviewed 31 August 2017

The 21/2 city/island Gullah Geechee Culture tour with Mr. Al Miller, was an amazing experience. The history content , the sites we visited, the photo stops made this tour one of the best I have experienced. Mr. Miller is very knowledgeable, and professional.

2  Thank stephp022016
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Alphonso B. does a great job. He knows Charleston inside out and is well versed in Charleston history. He was funny when appropriate and serious when appropriate. Booking was very easy as well. Good experience. I recommend!

1  Thank Tamba5
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Al Miller is a Devine tour guide. His knowledge of Charleston, its people and architecture is par excellent! It's the story of the slaves, the working families, who they worked for and how they made Charleston great! Don't miss it! It's a rare treat! Charleston...More

Thank Rosalind M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Alphonso is an amazing tour guide! He is hilarious, witty, and warm. More then that, he is truly knowledgable about black history in Charleston. His wealth of knowledge is impressive and telling of his deep love of black history and culture. What I appreciate the...More

Thank nleger2017
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Jgharter
2 April 2017|
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Response from Alphonso B | Property representative |
During the month of January, and February, Wednesdays seems to be the slowest.
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John B
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Response from Christopher S | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember his name, but he is a gentle that is of Gullah descent that knows his stuff. You will enjoy it. I promise!
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