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The Gullah people are part of the West African diaspora that become entrenched in the southeastern United States hundreds of years ago. Today, although they are dispersed across a wide region, their community on Hilton Head is very much alive. The 2 hr. tours offered here provide visitors with insights into Gullah customs, beliefs, art forms, and foodways. Every tour is led by a Gullah descendant, which makes the entire experience quite authentic. It's worth nothing that unlike Colonial Williamsburg and other "living history" museums, you will be traveling here via van through current Gullah communities. The tour is always lively, and along the way you will learn about the Gullah dialect, the challenges the communities have faced in the 20th century, and much more. There are stops at a historic one-room schoolhouse and a boardwalk on the Atlantic Ocean for a bit of a breather. It's worth looking at the tour website before your trip, as it is full of additional details about Gullah culture.