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Welcome to Gullah Heritage Hilton Head Island, S.C

An Authentic Culture of the Sea Islands

Gullah is the West African based system of traditions, customs, beliefs, art forms and family life that have survived centuries of slavery and more than a century of free lifestyle. It is the Unique Culture of enslaved West African who inhabit the Sea Islands of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida prior and since the Civil War. As a whole, this area is known as the Gullah Geechee Corridor. Gullah culture thrives throughout this Gullah Corridor, which includes Hilton Head Island. Gullah Heritage works to share the values of Gullah Culture with the world. Tour Guides all of Gullah heritage, who were born and raised on Hilton Head Island before the bridge connection to the mainland, share their expertise with tour participants to provide the most accurate and engaging cultural experience. The Gullah people are known for preserving more of their African linguistic and cultural heritage than any other African-American community in the United States. The language is an English-based creole language that contains many African loanwords and significant influences from African languages in grammar and sentence structure. If you are interested in learning more about Gullah culture and Gullah Heritage Trail Tours, explore our website!

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Tour Highlights

  • Gullah Family Compounds
  • Old Debarkation Point
  • Old One-room School House
  • Plantation Tabby Ruins
  • First Freedom Village Historic Marker

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Hours and Location

70 Honey Horn Road
Hilton Head Island, SC
Monday - Sunday
8:00am - 5:00pm

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