10 Ways to Experience Gullah Culture in Charleston

10 Ways to Experience Gullah Culture in Charleston

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Spend time in Charleston and you’re bound to hear a local say, “Gullah.” It’s a lyrical word used to describe the linguistic and cultural heritage of local sea island inhabitants who descended from Africa. The Gullah imprint on Charleston culture runs deep, from the soulful flavors of Lowcountry cuisine to the coils of artistry woven into each handcrafted sweetgrass basket. Scroll on to discover 10 Ways to Experience Gullah Culture in Charleston.

Before you go, discover our “Soul of the City” three-day itinerary and begin planning your visit to Charleston!

1. Admire Gullah-Geechee artist Jonathan Green‘s talent at Gallery Chuma

Gallery Chuma

2. Attend Boone Hall’s “Exploring the Gullah Culture” live presentation

Exploring the Gullah Culture

3. Purchase a beautifully woven sweetgrass basket at the Charleston City Market

Corey Alston

4. Taste the cuisine

My Three Sons

5. Join Alphonso Brown for a Gullah Tour

Gullah Tour

6. Visit McLeod Plantation

McLeod Plantation

7. Experience the Sound of Charleston

Sound of Charleston

8. Explore the Sea Islands during a Sites & Insights tour

Angel Oak

9. Meet Local Legend Corey Alston

Corey Alston

10. Attend a Gospel Sunday Brunch at Halls

Halls Chophouse

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