Gullah/Geechee Authentic Tours and Workshops

Ef hunnuh wan yeddi who de Gullah/Geechee be,

cum fa tek a Gullah/Geechee Nation journee wid we!

De Gullah/Geechee Nation Map

The Gullah/Geechee Nation exist from Jacksonville. NC to Jacksonville, FL and encompasses all of the Sea Islands and thirty to thirty-five miles inland to the St. John’s River.  The Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor runs through the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  Ef hunnuh gwine tru disya land, hunnuh hafa yeddi who webe frum dem who da tru Gullah/Geechee!  So, as you plan your journey to this area rich in history, heritage, culture, and environmental resources, make sure to take an authentic Gullah/Geechee tour and/or participate in a Gullah/Geechee workshop which is lead by native Gullah/Geechees.

Gullah/Geechee Tours

Tours are customized for each group coming to the area.  Most groups follow the tour with an authentic Gullah/Geechee meal.  Thus, taking in the sites, scenes, and the cuisine of the entire cultural experience.

• De Gullah Root Experience Tour 

Queen Quet Fannin Rice

This authentic Gullah/Geechee interactive tour is hosted by the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition.  Each tour is customize for each group and is conducted for groups of all ages.  Groups must contain 7 or more people.  The tours are done in Gullah/Geechee and in English.  The tour involves engagements at historic sites and Gullah/Geechee owned and operated businesses and institutions for interactions with native Gullah/Geechee not simply a drive through of the island.  The primary location of the tour is historic St. Helena Island, SC which is home to one of the largest contiguous Gullah/Geechee communities.  However, additional islands and sites can be added.

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) originated tours with a Gullah/Geechee theme and personally hosts many of the groups that take this tour.

Queen Quet Leading De Gullah Root Experience Tour

Dayclean Journey Tours

This historic engagement tour provides Gullah/Geechee and Black history in Savannah, GA and Riceboro, GA or Hilton Head Island, SC.

• Gullah/Geechee: Igbos and More Tour

Jekyll Island Tour 2

This historic step-on guided tour is led by Gullah/Geechee natives of Brunswick, GA.  You get to learn the Gullah/Geechee history of Igbo Landing and the final documented enslavement vessel that entered North America, The Wanderer as you journey to St. Simon’s and Jekyll Islands.  This tour is done for groups of 12 or more.

• Gullah/Geechee Florida Experience Tour

This interactive Gullah/Geechee step-on guide tour conducted by the members of the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Committee of Northeast Florida (neflaggcommittee@yahoo.com) takes you on a journey of Gullah/Geechee and Black history through Yulee, Fernandina, Nassauville, and American Beach on Northeastern Florida which is the southern most point of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

 Hunnuh hafa email we fa le we kno wha hunnuh wan see:

GullGeeCo@aol.com or call (843) 838-1171.

In addition to these four featured tours, customized itineraries and activities are done at other locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida within the Gullah/Geechee Nation.   There are tour, meal, and workshop combined packages available.

Gullah/Geechee Workshops

Workshops can be done at the “Hunnuh Home Gullah/Geechee Research & Retreat Center” or at your family reunion, community center, school, church, museum or other institution as well as during conferences and special programs.   The workshops that are available are:

• Gullah/Geechee Polyrhythms and Language

• Traditional Gullah/Geechee Quilting

• Cast Net Making & Seawork Traditions

• Sweetgrass Basketry

• Gullah/Geechee Foodways

* Environmental Sustainability on the Sea Islands

• Human Rights and Gullah/Geechee Heritage

Funding from these tours and workshops go to support the Gullah/Geechee Alekbulan Archive which is the ONLY archive totally dedicated to Gullah/Geechee history, heritage, and culture in the world and to the organization that maintains this archive and the Gullah/Geechee Hunnuh Home Research & Retreat Center-the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition:

Cum fa jayn we whey WEBE!  Cum ta de Sea Islands of de Gullah/Geechee!

Gullah Roots Productions Logo

To obtain authentic Gullah/Geechee crafts, CDs, books, and DVDs, go to www.gullahgeechee.biz.

Gullah/Geechee Nation Flag

15 Comments

  1. Linda Torres

    Am connected to you thru Facebook, and have seen ‘The Will to Survive’ several times. It doesn’t appear that my situation in life is going to give me the chance to visit, which I would love to do. In lieu of a visit, I would like to obtain a hand carved walking stick. Do you ever sell them? It won’t get me from here to the East Coast, but perhaps it would help me to see more of California than I’m seeing right now. Thank you for your time and consideration.

    • Peace Ms. Torres!

      We have sold them in the past, but are not selling any currently. If we begin to again, we will let you know.

  2. Friday Brookshire

    Very interested in booking a tour for my family. Please provide me with info on where we can book a tour.

  3. Kevin Jones

    cant wait to visit in 2 weeks

  4. Rose C. Pope

    I would like to get more information about of the tour packages to the gullah experience

  5. Nadia

    I’m looking forward to meeting you all next year and experiencing more of my gullah heritage. Thank you so much for what you do and thank God for who you are. Peace and love, Nadia

  6. Tyreese Newsom-king

    my mom grandma is full geechee. how can learn more about the people

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