African American Tours

Charleston: Adventures of Historic Proportions

Stand on the site of the first shot in the Civil War. Come face to face with a giant sea turtle. Take a tour of an antebellum mansion. Climb aboard a WWII aircraft carrier. There are so many blossoming gardens, so many photo opportunities and so many reasons to come back to see us again.

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Drayton Hall

The oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public. Admission includes guided House Tour, Connections Program: From Africa to America, interactive landscape tour, African-American cemetery, nature walks, Museum Shop. Please call ahead for hours and tour times.

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African American Charleston

Charleston is an important place to learn more about African-American history and culture. Key events in African-American history, as well as in American history, have shaped the city's growth and development. For example, as you tour the city, you will learn about the enslavement of Africans, the Civil War and Emancipation, Reconstruction, the Civil Rights Movement, and the unique linguistic, artistic, and culinary traditions that Africans and African Americans contributed to Charleston's history and culture. We encourage you to discover and explore the city's unique African-American historical and cultural traditions.

Scheduled to open in 2018, the IAAM is a new museum of African American history and identity. It will communicate the history of African Americans in the Lowcountry, South Carolina, and explain how this population impacted the nation. For more information please visit:


Beyond the Fields at Middleton Place

Powerful imagery and storytelling on a backdrop of rice fields, the Plantation Chapel, Stableyards and Freedman’s cottage guide visitors through a deep exploration of domestic life, labor, and spirituality through the lens of the enslaved community at Middleton Place.


Frankly Charleston

Frankly Charleston explores the rich black history of Charleston. Our tour will allow you to learn the Africans journey and contributions. Tours leave from the Visitor Center.


Gullah Tours

Explore the sites relevant to the culture, and traditions of the African-Americans history in Charleston. It is given by a native born, Gullah speaking Charlestonian who was raised by grandparents whose parents were slaves. The tours leave from the Visitor Center Mon-Sat at 11:00 & 1:00 PM.


Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Come and see why Magnolia is South Carolina's "Most Visited Plantation" and why Magnolia is the only garden in South Carolina selected as one of "America's Most Beautiful Gardens" by Travel & Leisure, 2014. We Welcome you! If you have one plantation to see, don't miss Magnolia!


Sites & Insights Tours, Inc.

Explore Charleston's Black history and Gullah/Geechee culture from a Black perspective in our 1, 2 & 2 1/2 hour motorized Black History, Porgy & Bess and Sea Islands Tours departing Charleston Visitor Center daily. Adults $13-$23, children $10-$18. Group Rates. Al Miller, owner/guide.


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