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Gullah Tours

375 Meeting Street, Bus Shed at the Charleston Visitor’s Center, Charleston, SC 29401
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Legendary Tour, but not necessarily a gullah history tour

First off, this tour is excellent. Mr. Brown has an excellent sense of humor! He made the tour very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
crocky66
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Wabash, Indiana
Not a history of the Gullah culture

Based on the tour name and Mr Brown’s website, I was expecting a tour about the Gullah people and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Greengirl87
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Wabash, Indiana
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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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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"gullah language"
in 34 reviews
"philip simmons"
in 31 reviews
"african american history"
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"alphonso brown"
in 14 reviews
"black history"
in 14 reviews
"two hours"
in 27 reviews
"charleston history"
in 31 reviews
"great tour"
in 37 reviews
"iron gates"
in 8 reviews
"small bus"
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"unique perspective"
in 8 reviews
"enslaved africans"
in 4 reviews
"al miller"
in 4 reviews
"hour tour"
in 15 reviews
"highly recommend this tour"
in 10 reviews
"wealth of information"
in 6 reviews
"visitor's center"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, this tour is excellent. Mr. Brown has an excellent sense of humor! He made the tour very fun and interesting. We got to see parts of Charleston that no other tour took us to. That being said, it was more a history of...More

3  Thank crocky66
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Based on the tour name and Mr Brown’s website, I was expecting a tour about the Gullah people and culture. We were hoping for a tour about the slave experience in Charleston. What this is is a tour of the city of Charleston given by...More

5  Thank Greengirl87
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We read Mr. Brown's book before the tour . We learned much more on the tour and loved every minute of it. Highly recommended.

1  Thank RobinHeydenberk
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Mr. Brown is a wealth of knowledge, and his enthusiasm and love for the City of Charleston is evident throughout. He uses the ironwork of Philip Simmons as a thread on which the tour is built, and points out many things you would miss if...More

Thank Tom M
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

My sister told me about this tour from when she visited Charleston over 10 years ago. I know why she remembered ir. The guide, Alfonso Brown, is knowledgeable, interesting and very entertaining. I highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We took this tour near the end of our vacation and wished we had taken it on our first day. Forget the carriage tours and do this one instead. You see so much more during the two hours and we saw areas of the city...More

1  Thank Elizabeth W
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide, Mr. Brown, was just a delight! Very knowledgeable. The van holds about 20 people, so everyone can hear and ask questions, too (which he encouraged). This is something I would do again!

Thank Sharolyn W
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend this tour....you won't be disappointed! Alfonso proved to be very knowledgeable about the Gulla people,Charleston's history.

1  Thank Michael J
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

I took this tour hoping to learn a lot about the Gullah culture and black history in Charleston. Mr. Brown's tour was sorely disappointing. First, his only interesting insights into black culture/history in Charleston was his information on an outstanding black wrought iron artisan. Otherwise,...More

7  Thank Bobbi882
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Our tour guide, Al, was just amazing. We learned about the history and architecture of Charleston. He covered the history of the Gullah people and tried to teach us a little Gullah. A very hard, but interesting language. We spent two hours touring in his...More

3  Thank Shirley L
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Kiki A
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Response from Shirley L | Reviewed this property |
You have to fly into Charleston. Only one airport. Any downtown hotel will do.
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Beverley G
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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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