Explore Charleston's Black History & Gullah Geechee Culture
Explore Charleston’s ubiquitous African American History & Gullah Geechee Culture with Sites and Insights Tours, Inc., departing daily from the Charleston Visitor Center. Let’s travel through the streets of downtown Charleston, or venture off the Charleston peninsula to visit two of our nearby Sea Islands – James & Johns – or perhaps you’d enjoy the unique blend of taking in both downtown & the two Sea Islands. Whichever tour you select, you’ll see, hear & experience an inclusive look at one of America’s premier destinations with emphasis on area African American history & culture. Private tours, group tours and lectures are also available.
Tours Depart From Visitors Center located at 375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC Explore Our 5 Tour Options:
"I found Al's tour to be the most entertaining and informative tour I have ever taken. It was great to see the standard tourists spots like The Battery District and others, but I was most impressed in visiting areas of historical significance to the black community. Kudos to Al and his tour service!"
"I have taken Al's tour three times and it is hands down my favorite tour in Charleston. He not only provides you with a wealth of knowledge on so many of the hidden gems when it comes to Charleston's Black history...but provides you with an incredible inclusive history of Charleston and the sea Islands which you truly can not get anywhere else. I also love the fact that he offers a variety of tour options and is flexible. I highly recommend all of his tours but the City/Island tour is my absolute favorite. You will not be disappointed with your experience. Al is simply the best! "
"The tour was not only enlightening but entertaining as well. A performance was put on for our benefit while telling the history of Porgy and Bess."
The Charlotte Observer
"Slave stories are told plainly on Charleston plantation tours. Al Miller doesn't shy away from exploding conventional Charleston historic wisdom if it leads to truths."
"We enjoyed the tour and will recommend it to any of our friends."
PURCHASE A BOOK FROM BY AL MILLER
Sites and Insights Tours owner Al Miller shares over 34 years worth of thoughtful, zany, clever & mouth-dropping remarks that visitors have made while touring Charleston.
In his first book entitled, Tourists Can Say the Darndest Things! : Exploring Historic Charleston, South Carolina, veteran licensed tour guide Al Miller escorts you through sections of the Charleston peninsula such as the Eastside, The Battery, and the French Quarter; he introduces you to the area’s vibrant Gullah Geechee culture; and he shares reflections on his personal loss resulting from the 2015 tragedy at Mother Emanuel AME Church.
Humorous comments & candid observations made over the years by Miller’s sightseeing guests along with vintage & modern photos, historical documents, discussions of historical figures, events & landmark sites create a very unique view of a very fascinating city.
Future editions will cover other areas in and near Charleston spiked with more of those darndest things that tourists can say!