Climb aboard the 21-passenger air-conditioned bus and prepare to be educated and entertained. This tour offers a two-hour ... More
Climb aboard the 21-passenger air-conditioned bus and prepare to be educated and entertained. This tour offers a two-hour exploration of Charleston and begins and ends at the Visitor Center where tickets can be purchased. The tour guide is fluent in the Gullah language and well versed in Gullah culture and history. Peppered with anecdotes and Gullah speak, tours are humorous and enlightening. The emphasis is on the influences and contributions of original black Charlestonians. A highlight: meeting Philip Simmons, blacksmith and Local National Treasure.
My cousin is the owner of this tour which is also the person who gives it! This tour is highly entertaining and very informative on our gullah history and language! CHECK IT OUT! VERY WORTH YOUR WHILE!!!
I loved this tour!!! It was very educational and interesting. The tour guide was full of humor and made history fun!! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking to learn about Charleston's History.
If you are ever in Charleston, S.C., please take this tour with Mr. Alphonso Brown! Mr. Brown is a historian, a comedian, and an educator of Charleston, the Gullah language, and life. You will be thoroughly educated and entertained. Other than spending time with my sugar, this tour was the highlight of my trip!
My husband and I absolutely loved this tour given by Mr. Alphonso Brown. Mr. Brown was very knowledgeable, funny and full of history. I will definitely pass on the good word to all I know. Although, our tour was comprised of a very diverse audience, Mr. Brown told the true African-American Charlestonian history without "sugar coating"!!!
The Gullah Tour provided an exciting way to spend the afternoon to learn the real low country history. The Tour guide made an effort to be inclusive and interactive with every participant on the tour bus from New York - Japan.
Take the tour to get the full gullah flavor!
Debbie & Raymond, Falls Church, VA.
The gullah tour is the best tour in Charleston, SC. I enjoyed Mr. Brown; his humor and knowledge of the city are fantastic. He speaks "gullah" and gave us a very good overview of the history. I highly recommend this tour. We came with our educational group from many different states and everyone on our tour enjoyed Mr. Brown. He autographed his book for us. If you're in town - give hime a call, it's really worth your time.
Me and my husband went on this very informative tour of Charleston. The tour guide knows his stuff, and is very entertaining as well. This tour would be good for anyone. There's no walking involved, so all you have to do is sit back and relax!
The fun began with the bus driver. He told the story of the Gullah People in a manner that we could understand. The journey, purchasing habits, spiritual beliefs. The occasional pop quiz to test out Gullah language knowledge was especially fun.
Each stop along the trip left a lasting impression as to the Gullah People's continued determination to make a lasting impression on history and the generosity in sharing their culture with us. The final stop was a huge festival--story telling, food, art, clothing. A well appreciated chance to observe a people that helped enhance Charlston's historical diversity.
I look forward to returning with my husband and our son.
I really enjoyed this tour and guide. He was very enlighting,informative and entertaining. . I even know words in gullah language (smile). Just kidding not something that could be learnt in a day. He explained the different in the languages. You even get a chance to buy a piece of history.
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