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Gullah Tours

375 Meeting Street, Bus Shed at the Charleston Visitor’s Center, Charleston, SC 29401
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Alphonso is an amazing tour guide! He is hilarious, witty, and warm. More then that, he is truly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
East Windsor, New Jersey
Gullah Tour Reservations Unprofessional

I chose to book this tour because of the high rating I saw on the internet and that may be so... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Miami, Florida
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
375 Meeting Street, Bus Shed at the Charleston Visitor’s Center, Charleston, SC 29401

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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

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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 11 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
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The Gullah are the descendants of enslaved Africans who lived in the Low Country regions of the US states of Georgia and South Carolina, which includes both the coastal plain and the Sea Islands. My husband and I have been going to Savannah and Charleston...More

1  Thank airbag2011
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Mr. Brown was an amazing tour guide. I would only suggest that he slow down because sometimes it was difficult to understand what he was saying (gullah slipping into his language). (O: We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and the comfort of a nice air-conditioned bus....More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This is one of four tours that I went on while in Charleston. It was one of the best! Mr. Brown is extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. I'd definitely recommend this tour!

Thank MsMoEd
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

This was our second time to take the Gullah Tour, and we learned so much hearing the fascinating stories again. It's a wonderful way to see the city and architecture and learn some of the stories of the early residents.

Thank Kathy E
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Alphonso Brown is both the driver and guide and he is a wealth of information about Charleston and its history. He has a sense of humor and although he must have told the stories a million times they still seemed to be fresh. Great tour...More

2  Thank Craig D
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

My family and I just loved Alfonso's charismatic personality. Having done a historic walking tour the day before, this tour gave us a more unique perspective on Charleston's history - including more information on African American and Gullah heritage. Even though my family and I...More

2  Thank Emily F
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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!