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Gullah Tours

375 Meeting Street, Bus Shed at the Charleston Visitor’s Center, Charleston, SC 29401
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Very informative and fun!!!

We took the 1:00 tour run by Alphonso Brown. We learned a lot about the history of Charleston as... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nashville, Tennessee
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Best tour in Charleston

This is a great tour. Mr. Brown is very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston. He makes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Danville, Virginia
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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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  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
375 Meeting Street, Bus Shed at the Charleston Visitor’s Center, Charleston, SC 29401

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Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank HCR22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank white3amt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank tayie83
Reviewed 30 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.

1  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!

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
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I chose to book this tour because of the high rating I saw on the internet and that may be so. However, I have to say that the booking process is VERY unprofessional. I contacted the company weeks in advance to book a tour and...More

Thank porthenderson60
Alphonso B, Owner at Gullah Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

For about a year, I've been trying to track down the web site that has been telling people that, their reservation has been received and someone would respond soon. I never get these response until the person email me and said, they have made a...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017

We loved the opportunity to learn about the Gullah people while laughing the whole time. Alphonso, our guide was so knowledgeable and full of personality. He has a masters degree and has written a book. He really made the tour a lot of fun. We...More

1  Thank ClayFamilyTime
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This is a small but tour that focuses more on black cultural history of Charleston than other tours. The guide, Alphonso Brown opens with an introduction to the Gullah dialect then builds on his wealth of knowledge of Charleston with particular emphasis on african american...More

1  Thank DanandAnn
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2 April 2017|
Response from Alphonso B | Property representative |
During the month of January, and February, Wednesdays seems to be the slowest.
John B
28 December 2016|
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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!