African American History Tours
Charleston is rich in African American history, and a couple of operators specializing in this area are worth mentioning:
Al Miller’s Sites & Insights Tours (843/762-0051, www.sitesandinsightstours.com, $13–18) has several packages, including a Black History and Porgy & Bess Tour as well as a good combo city and island tour, all departing from the Visitors Center.
Alphonso Brown’s Gullah Tours (843/763-7551, www.gullahtours.com), featuring stories told in the Gullah dialect, all leave from Gallery Chuma at 43 John St. near the Visitors Center Monday–Friday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
© Jim Morekis from Moon Charleston & Savannah, 4th Edition