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 like no other. The owner and 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. Open from Monday to Friday from 11am and 1pm and from Saturday from 11am and 3pm.
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!
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.
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"!!!
This tour (which is an air conditioned riding tour) was fantastic. The depth of history and understanding that you will have after attending it will surprise you. A truely great way to see Charleston and well worth the cost of admission and two hours of time. Also, this is a great alternative to many of the walking tours, which in 130 degree weather can be miserable.
Spent the Memorial Day weekend in Charleston. We enjoyed great restaurants and sites. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The most memorable experience, for me, was the Gullah Tour.It was a very interesting and informative tour led by Alphonso Brown. I would recommend the tour for everyone. In other tours some of the facts regarding Charleston history is watered down or omitted. It was refreshing to get a realistic view of our history. I will be visiting Charleston again, and again.
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.
I took my 16 yr old son on this tour for spring break to get him away from the video games and texting. We were very amused because Mr. Brown explains everything were he can reach all ages and background. After leaving I almost wanted to talk to him some more, but I knew he didn't have the time, as he was getting ready for another tour when we got off. It's worth any amount of money.
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.
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.
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