14 Spots to Experience Gullah Culture in Charleston

14 Spots 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 14 spots to experience Gullah culture in the Lowcountry, including the Aiken-Rhett House, Boone Hall Plantation, Charleston City Market, Charleston Museum, Drayton Hall, Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, McLeod Plantation, Middleton Place, Old Slave Mart Museum, The Sound of CharlestonSights & Insights Tour, Gullah Tours, The Sweetgrass Pavilion and Avery Research Center for African-American History and Culture.

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