Gullah Museum
Gullah Museum
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Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Hunnah! That’s the word for “Welcome” in the Gullah language created by enslaved Africans brought to the Sea Islands off South Carolina during Colonial times. So Hunnah to the Gullah Museum! We’re located in historic downtown Georgetown, South Carolina. The Gullah Museum offers presentations on Gullah Geechee history, crop cultivation, animal husbandry, and distinctive arts and crafts. The museum was founded by Vermelle “Bunny” Rodrigues and her husband, Andrew Rodrigues, J.D. They are now with the ancestors but their daughters carry on Bunny and Andrew’s mission to educate visitors about the rich history of the Gullah Geechee people. Please note that there will be a small dog on the premises who loves people. Suggested donation: $10 for adults.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Tedwick
Goshen, CT29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This afternoon I found a hidden gem of art and local pride and history at the Gullah Museum located in beautiful downtown Georgetown, South Carolina. The small collection features the hand sewn story quilts created by descendant’s of the lowcountry slaves who, brought to America to cultivate rice, combined their native languages with English to create the first American Creole language. This, combined with the retention and homogenization of their African beliefs and culture gave birth to Gullah Geechee traditions. The small museum contains a treasure trove of articles that, when explained in depth by the knowledgeable volunteer(s) was a great educational experience. The museum should not be missed.
Written April 2, 2024
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someday0713
Brighton, Canada271 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
It's always interesting to learn more of the history and culture of the people who make up this nation. This museum has many interesting artifacts and reading information about the Gullah culture. Figure about an hour, the space is not large but take your time. There is no charge.
Written January 25, 2024
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louis s
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
VERY informative. Lady at the place can educate and entertain.

Nice dog. Pet the dog. He may be hyperactive when you enter, but he settles down and loves attention.
Written December 27, 2023
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Jennifer S
Saint Louis, MO2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
My favorite part was the informative docent. It is a small museum with a lot of information. I'd probably stop again.
Written May 22, 2023
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Dee Maria
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
What a rich experience. This museum is loaded with artifacts from the motherland and history of the Gullah Geechee “sea people”. I listened to a Gullah Elder explain story quilts, rice plantations, and the bravery, perseverance and strength of our people. Beautiful sea grass baskets, musical instruments, teas, and just so much history in those walls. The two sisters who own/manage the facility are lovely and carrying out their mother’s dream. Thank you queens for remembering and sharing. My soul was made happy and my knowledge broadened by this experience!
Written January 27, 2023
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GratefulVet
Myrtle Beach, SC10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
A Do Not MIss stop on any tour of Georgetown; or any trip north or south on US 17 between Charlesto and Myrtle Beach etc. My first four visits over the past 10 years were hosted by the gentlemanly Museum co Founder, currently about 86 YO, a Gullah descendant and former attorney for Bethlehem Steel Corp. Despite MS creeping into his old age, his verbal history stories were always fascinating. This recent visit was hosted by his daughter whose passion and reverence for carrying on the tradition are sincere, professional and captivating. Since a severe flood a few years ago caused an entire evacuation and return, she has added photos and written narratives which allow for a walking tour on ones own, even though the space is small. To drive past Georgetown and not stop here is like driving through Washington, DC and not stopping at the Lincoln Memorial. My roots are White in South Jersey which had left me ignorant of so much about South Carolina slavery, culture, farming and early development which this Museum lovingly nurtures.
Written January 4, 2023
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canyanyday
507 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
This quaint museum had interesting and educational exhibits. The founder’s daughter, Beatrice now runs this museum. She did great job explaining the history of Gullah. The museum is free although it explicitly stated on the door requesting $10 donation per adult. Again the museum is free. To support to preservation of the Gullah culture, I did make a donation. There is a cute pup in there that would great you. Stop by and check out this museum when passing through Georgetown on your way to Myrtle Beach or Charleston.
Written January 2, 2023
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D X
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
The tour guide gave us good background on the culture, history & ways of self suffience the geechee people have originated from. Beautiful experience.
Written January 1, 2023
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Barbara Earth
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
I love this museum. It’s small but has a wide variety of Gullah artifacts, stories, and books. I wasn’t expecting the quilts to be so meaningful but they really convey history in a visual way. They beautifully and simply demonstrate the leadership of Gullah women. This heritage should be much more widely known.
Written December 5, 2022
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Janet E
Camden, SC184 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
You probably want to avoid this museum unless you want to get stuck listening to a long-winded old man telling you a boring rendition of the black experience that can go on for more than an hour. The problem is he hooks you when you come in and you don't want to be rude so you end up sitting there. When we finally made our escape we tipped him out of guilt.

There is not much worth looking at in the museum either. It was disappointing to say the least. If you're really interested in the Gullah-Geechee culture you're much better off taking the Gullah-N-Geechie Mahn Tour on St. Helena's island.
Written October 19, 2022
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Hi Janet, I’m sorry you didn’t like your visit to the Gullah Museum in Georgetown. The gentlemen you referred to is a retired lawyer and a recognized expert on various aspects of Gullah Geechee history. (He just turned 86 last week.) While my father can be as you said “long-winded,” he usually asks people how much time they have to spend at the museum. He will tailor his talk to meet your time limit. We value your time. Be well.
Written November 2, 2022
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