African-American History Tour

On this guided walking tour, you'll visit some of the most significant African-American sites in Charleston. Learn about the Gullah-Geechee culture, customs, and so much more.

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Celebrate Charleston's deep African roots on this guided walking tour.

Charleston is known for its historical preservation of important African sites and the celebration of the Gullah-Geechee people. Learn all about the customs of the first Africans to be brought to Charleston, the development of the Gullah-Geechee culture, the sites that represents them, and so much more.

Please be prepared to walk approximately 1.2 miles on this tour.
Bring water and protection from the sun if sensitive to heat.
African-American History Tour

African-American History Tour Info


2 p.m. | 80 Minutes

Adults (18+): $30.00 | Child 6-17: $15.00 | Ages 5 & under: Free

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Celebrate Charleston's African Roots

As you're walking through the Historic District, you'll notice historic buildings that celebrate the preservation of African culture in the South.

On our African-American History Tour, we'll take you to the most significant sites in the Downtown area to recount the important stories of those who were enslaved, their trials, triumphs, and so much more. We'll even uncover a secret or two along the way.

Buying Tickets for our African-American History Tour

You must purchase tickets in advance - we often sell out

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Buying tickets online is fast and secure with Gallivanter. Just click the button below to buy tickets. You'll immediately receive and email confirming your reservation. We offer full refunds on tickets that are canceled 24 hours prior to the tour.

By Phone

Our friendly customer service representatives are available from 9 a.m. - 12 a.m., 7 days per week at 1-855-938-2211 . Our team is available to answer any questions you may have and help you select the best tour for you.

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Understand Gullah-Geechee Customs

On our African-American History Tour you'll learn about the Gullah-Geechee, a culture of prominent African roots in the South.

Where does the African-American History Tour start?

Our African-American History Tour starts at St. Phillip's Church, located at 142 Church Street. Ride sharing services like Uber or Lyft are great options for getting to the starting location.

If you are running late or need directions please call our office at 1-855-938-2211 .

This tour doesn't end near the starting location.

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