The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor extends from Pender County, NC, to St. Johns County, FL, and extends 30 miles inland. It covers more than 12,000 square miles and 27 counties and includes coastal communities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Throughout the Corridor today there are Gullah Geechee communities, made up of…

Both of these gatherings are common Lowcountry affairs that bring together family and friends to feast on bread and locally caught fish, fried and doused with mustard, hot sauce, and spices. likewise, local oysters are gathered from oyster beds and roasted over an outside fire. After roasting, the oysters are plucked from their shells and…

For adventurous palates, there are plenty of traditional Gullah recipes, including red rice, okra soup, and gumbo. Of course, there’s plenty of seafood and if all you want is a burger, we’ve got that too. For more information about the African American businesses and activities in the Beaufort County Lowcountry, contact the Beaufort County Black…

In the Lowcountry, past and present intersect to produce an unforgettable experience. Walk amid historic landmarks like the home of Robert Smalls who piloted a confederate ship past rebel forces on his way to freedom, and the Penn Center National Landmark District, established during the Civil War as the first school for newly freed blacks.

Vacationing in the Lowcountry is perfect for weekend getaways, vacations, honeymoons, and family reunions. You may choose to load up on activities including Gullah cultural dances, historic tours, the telling of “Bruh Rabbit” and other stories, singing folk songs like “Michael Row the Boat Ashore”; quilting and of course shopping for handcrafted art, souvenirs, sweetgrass…

African ancestry in the Gullah-inhabited region of South Carolina can be traced back to West African rice-growing regions of Senegal, Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau in the north to Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Isolation and other factors made it possible for slaves to preserve more of their African linguistic and cultural heritage than any other African-American…

“The best place to experience authentic and traditional African American culture.” Adults and children laugh, learn, explore and feast while touring the Lowcountry in Beaufort County, South Carolina. The Lowcountry, popular for its Gullah culture (pronounced Gul-luh, like seagull), historic sites, and resorts includes the cities of Bluffton and Beaufort (the county seat) and the Sea Islands…