Gullah After Dark with Godfrey

A Charleston Historic Tour at Night

Gullah people are the direct blood descendants of the slaves brought to the Lowcountry regions of South Carolina and Georgia, including both the coastal plain and the Sea Islands. These peculiar people were brought to Charleston by way of cargo slave ships and held in the largest slave market in the United States.

Your tour guide Godfrey is the only Charleston Gullah historian that is truly authentic to his craft. So, come take a tour with us and get an interesting look into the ancient culture of these mysterious descendents from way across da water! Here are some of the things that the tour covers:

  • Who are they really?
  • Why are they so peculiar?
  • Where does their language originate?
  • Where do the Gullah people come from?
  • What is their connection to the slave trade?
  • What does Gullah really mean?
  • What is the difference between Gullah and Geechee?

All of these questions are answered plus many more.

We b dem people. Dem b da Gullah people. We be Geechee.

Songs were used for many different reasons. Messages were being communicated as well as giving the highest honor to God Yah.

ANCIENT GULLAH SPIRITUAL SONG & CHANT

Gullah Gullah Gullah, ME
Gullah Gullah Gullah, WE
Gullah Gullah Gullah, BE
Gullah Gullah, WE BE DA GULLAH GULLAH GEECHEE!
WE BE DA GULLAH GULLAH GEECHEE
WE BE DA GULLAH GULLAH GEECHEE
WE BE DEM PEOPLE
WE BE DEM PEOPLE
WE DEM PEOPLE
WE BE DEM PEOPLE
A NOW LOOK YAH
LOOK YAH
A NOW LOOK YAH
A NOW LOOK YAH

(These lines are repeated over and over and louder and stronger as you feel the energy rise up higher and higher.)

Please note that gratuity is not included on this tour.

If you want to experience a one-of-a-kind activity in Charleston, this Gullah tour is the thing for you! Book online!

The meeting location for this tour is at the Visitor’s Center Bus Shed 375 Meeting Street, 29403, Charleston, South Carolina.