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
2. Attend Boone Hall’s “Exploring the Gullah Culture” live presentation
3. Purchase a beautifully woven sweetgrass basket at the Charleston City Market
4. Taste the cuisine
5. Join Alphonso Brown for a Gullah Tour
6. Visit McLeod Plantation
7. Experience the Sound of Charleston
8. Explore the Sea Islands during a Sites & Insights tour
9. Meet Local Legend Corey Alston
10. Attend a Gospel Sunday Brunch at Halls
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