Why locals will love it: You’ve seen the Sweetgrass Basket artisans in the Market and have likely bought a Palmetto Rose for a friend or loved one, but this is your opportunity to learn more about the impact the Gullah Geechee people have had on this beautiful city.
People unfamiliar with Charleston might not have heard the term “Gullah” before, but it represents the culture and language of the Lowcountry’s first African-American inhabitants. The two-hour tour takes place on an air conditioned bus (very important if you’re visiting during the summer) and is led by Rantowles, SC native Alphonso Brown. During the tour, you’ll visit important Gullah sites like the Sweetgrass Market to learn about Sweetgrass basket sowing, the Whipping House (a portion of an old jail for slaves), and more. While on the bus, you’ll also experience true stories that feature Gullah language, culture, and music and how it relates to Charleston’s past, present, and future.