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Arts Center HHI

Gullah Heritage Trail Tours
Event Date/s:  Tuesdays-Sundays
Event Time/s: Tues-Saturday, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.; Sundays at Noon
Description: 2 hour Tours twice daily Tuesday through Saturday at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, and on Sunday at 12:00 noon. EXCLUDES HOLIDAYS.

The cost is $32.00 for adults and $15.00 for children 12 and under. NO reservations are required — unless you’re Party of 10 or more. Ticket Sales begin 30 minutes before the tour.

We depart and return at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC.
If you need more information, please call us at 843-681-7066.

Learn about the culture of Gullah people during a two-hour narrated bus tour. The tours are narrated by native Gullah folks who are descendants of former slaves dating back to years immediately after the Civil War. You will travel through the Gullah communities on Hilton Head Island when the island’s landscape was only farmlands, trees, dirt roads, wildlife and natural waterways throughout and around the island. The distinctive Gullah language, traditional foods and recipes, music, religion, social structure and folktales will all be woven into an interactive educational and entertaining experience. You will come away with an understanding of how the descendants of former enslaved people developed and maintained these communities on the then-isolated island.

At the halfway point, you will have a 15-20 minute rest stop at one of the Public Beach accesses, allowing for a casual stroll over a boardwalk to view the Atlantic Ocean and refresh.

• Tours are hosted Tuesday through Saturday at 10 AM and 2 PM.
• Sunday tours are hosted at 12 PM only.
• Adults $32
• Children (under 12) $15
Tour Highlights
• Gullah Family Compounds
• Old Debarkation Point (used before the island’s connection to the mainland)
• Old One-room School House
• Plantation Tabby Ruins
• Historic Marker of First Freedom Village
Suited for Ages: All Ages
Additional Details: The two-hour tours leave twice daily Tuesday-Saturday and once on Sunday.
Admission: Book Online at

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