Gullah Traditions of the South Carolina Coast

By:Staff Writer

Date:3/12/2015

Discover the enduring story of the Gullah, a civilization living on the Sea Islands of South Carolina that has upheld its West African legacy for more than 100 years through cherished traditions in spirituality, music, food and language.

Related Content

Gullah Culture: Then & Now
The Gullah/Geechee people of South Carolina’s coast have a long, storied history here in the Palmetto State. Their art, religion and food are staples of the Lowcountry and the culture of South Carolina, even today.
Lowcountry Gullah Heritage Tour
Tucked among the Sea Islands of the South Carolina coast is the well-preserved history of the Gullah people; a history that dates back to the earliest settlements here. This coastal trip gives a glimpse into a culture that has shaped SC.

Featured Products

Sweetgrass Baskets
Coast

Mount Pleasant

Coast

Coast

The
Coast Region

Learn More
Coil baskets of native sweetgrass and long leaf pine needles sewn with strips of palmetto leaf is a craft handed down through generations since the 1700's. Unique to the ...
Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island
Coast

Hilton Head Island

Coast

Coast

The
Coast Region

Learn More
The Gullah Museum is housed in "The Little Blue House," built in 1930 for William (Duey) Simmons,the grandson of a former slave. The museum and its collection of buildi ...
Lowcountry & Resort Islands Tourism Commission
Coast

Yemassee

Coast

Coast

The
Coast Region

Learn More
South of Charleston, North of Savannah… Near Heaven The South Carolina Lowcountry beckons beach lovers, thrill seekers, history buffs, outdoor enthusiasts, bird w ...
Penn Center National Historic Landmark
Coast

Saint Helena Island

Coast

Coast

The
Coast Region

Learn More
Northern missionaries and abolitionists Laura Towne and Ellen Murray founded Penn School in 1862 for the education of newly freed Sea Island slaves. It was one of the fir ...

Featured products and attractions in "Gullah Traditions of the South Carolina Coast"

Nearby Attractions

  • {{item.name}}

You might also like:

Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration
Coast

St Helena Island

Coast

Coast

The
Coast Region

Learn More
Heritage Days Celebration is a three-day cultural event celebrating the Gullah/Geechee/Sea Island history, folk arts, food, music, crafts and West African cultural legacy ...
Gullah-N-Geechie Mahn Tours
Coast

Saint Helena Island

Coast

Coast

The
Coast Region

Learn More
This historical tour of St. Helena and the surrounding Sea Islands brings to life stories and contributions of enslaved Africans and their native cultures and how it sign ...
Gullah Heritage Trail Tours
Coast

Hilton Head Island

Coast

Coast

The
Coast Region

Learn More
This two-hour tour explores the Sea Island Gullah Heritage. You'll enjoy a narrated bus tour from fourth generation Gullah family members who share first-hand stories abo ...
Gullah Tours
Coast

Charleston

Coast

Coast

The
Coast Region

Learn More
Gullah Tours explores all of downtown Charleston, with places, history and stories relating to black Charlestonians. Visit the east side of Charleston, the Underground R ...
Sites & Insights Tours
Coast

Charleston

Coast

Coast

The
Coast Region

Learn More
See sites and hear stories of Charleston's Black History and Gullah Geechee Culture from an African American perspective in our motorized Black History & Porgy and Bess T ...
The Hallelujah Singers
Coast

Beaufort

Coast

Coast

The
Coast Region

Learn More
South Carolina's Tourism Ambassadors, The Hallelujah Singers celebrate, through their high-energy performances interwoven with storytelling and song, the Gullah and West ...