The Gullah Geechee people form one of the most indigenous cultures of all time. Their distinct identity stems back to their legacy of being the descendants of Central and West Africans ethnic and social groups. Today, this group of Black Americans from South Carolina and Georgia lives in small farming and fishing communities along the Atlantic coastal plain.
The Gullah Geechee culture on the Sea Islands of Georgia is known for their ethnic old-world traditions from West Africa since the mid-1700s. Language, agriculture, lifestyle, and spirituality are some of the traditions which have been passed on from generations to generations. For those who are particularly interested in their tradition, can read and learn more about them by interacting with the local guides. You will understand how specifically they hold on to their ancestral history of the West African ethnic groups who were enslaved on island plantations.
So what are the most interesting things to see and understand about the Gullah Geechee culture? Here’s a brief list that can help:
Gullah Neighborhoods: the Sea Islands are the most traditional Gullah neighborhoods which uniquely hold on to the culture of their ancestral villages in West Africa. Hilton Head Island is one of the finest places to explore the old and traditional village looks. It still has the Stoney, Spanish Wells, Gardner Marshland, Union Cemetery, Praise House, essential skill bearers, Simmons Fishing Camp and more.
Mitchelville: Situated on Hilton Head Island, SC, it is a unique place to visit in the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. It showcases the roots of the African-American’s involvement in the legacy of freedom in America and today.
Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island: The Gullah Heritage Trail Tours has a very interesting itinerary where they take visitors to the museum which has preserved their history, culture, customs, traditions, language, folklores, music and structures. There are upcoming restoration plans available and if you are specially interested in their course of development, visit their website.
Are you interested to delve into the wonders of this treasured island? Visit with your friends and family and book the tours at Gullaheritage.com. Dial 1-843-681-7066 to know more about the itinerary and traveling options.