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Gullah Geechee Mini-Bus Tour in Savannah

Location: Savannah, Georgia

Duration: 2 hours

From $24.95

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The beginning of Black History begins with the Gullah Geechee people's history and culture in Savannah. This tour will take you on a local journey of historic communities and sites and detail the rich history and culture of the Gullah Geechee people in Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and North Carolina.

Get a taste of Lowcountry living as you learn about how the Gullah Geechee people adapted to the sea island areas of Georgia and South Carolina after they were brought here as slaves from West Africa.

Once slavery was abolished, the Gullah Geechee people remained confined to the sea islands. They are known for preserving most of their African linguistic and cultural heritage, more so than any other community of black people in the United States.

Their language is a mixture of English-based Creole language with African grammar and sentence structure. Gullah Geechee people are highly spiritual and exhibit strong West African cultural tendencies with their storytelling, food preparation, music, beliefs, arts and farming techniques.

Departure Time:

3:00 pm daily

Tour Highlights

  •  First African Baptist Church (features Gullah Geechee symbols and writings from Africa) AND/OR the Beach Institute (a Reconstruction School founded by Gullah Geechees)
  •  Historic Gullah Geechee Communities (Yamacraw, Currytown, Frogtown, Old Fort, Tin City and Cuyler Brownville)
  •  Gullah Geechee business centers
  •  City Market Hucksters area
  •  Arched Warehouse
  •  Yamacraw Art Park
  •  Andrew Bryan Historical Marker Site

Special Note

  •  Entrances to museums and churches may be restricted due to functions. Museums are open to tours Monday through Saturday. - Vehicles are NOT wheelchair accessible
  •  Tour requires minor walking

Reservations must be made at least 48 HOURS in advance. Tours are not offered on the following days: St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Tour includes hotel pick up for Savannah area hotels. Please order online or call 1-800-745-1925 to order or for more information.

Gullah history is a unique history

Beach Institute, the first Savannah school devoted specifically to blacks' education

Gullah Geechee Tour group

Tours are in a comfortable mini-bus

Tour includes hotel pick up for Savannah area hotels. Please order online or call 1-800-745-1925 to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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