Delve into the compelling histories of African American culture in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and Georgia. Curated visits provide a deeper interpretation of family histories; the experiences and accomplishments of those who lived through and emerged from slavery to freedom; and insight into the Gullah Geechee cultural heritage. 

Starting at: $4,750 * Price includes special offer Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 The Owens-Thomas House, Savannah  Historic home in Savannah  Transition Road, McLeod Plantation, Charleston

African American Culture in the Lowcountry: From Charleston to Savannah

6 days from $4,750

Delve into the compelling histories of African American culture in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and Georgia. Curated visits provide a deeper interpretation of family histories; the experiences and accomplishments of those who lived through and emerged from slavery to freedom; and insight into the Gullah Geechee cultural heritage. 

or Call 855-330-1542

Accommodations

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Andrew Pinckney Inn

Charleston, SC, United States

Ideally located in Charleston’s historic district, the boutique Andrew Pinckney Inn lends itself to the ideal mix of Southern charm and modern amenities. Its 41 rooms have been recently renovated while still maintaining a traditional style one would expect in Charleston.

Number of nights: 2

Marriott Hilton Head Resort and Spa

Hilton Head, SC, United States

Located on the white sand shores of Hilton Head, rooms are spacious, and the resort features three golf courses, a spa, indoor and outdoor pools and award-winning dining.

Number of nights: 1

The De Soto

Savannah, GA, United States

Located in Savannah’s historic district, The De Soto blends elegance and history with modern-day style. Rooms are airy and comfortable, and amenities include a pool terrace with cabana bar and some of Savannah’s most sought-after dining venues.

Number of nights: 2

Activity Level

Activity Level 1: Easy

Expectations: Shorter tour featuring one state and two hotel stays. Light pace with walking on city streets. 

Appropriate for: Travelers in good health with overall good mobility and stamina.

Reading List

Highly Recommended

Hidden History of Savannah
By: Michaels, Brenna, Michaels, T. C.
Runaway Slaves: Rebels on the Plantation
By: Franklin, John Hope, Schweninger, Loren
Gullah Geechee Heritage in the Golden Isles (American Heritage)
By: Roberts, Amy Lotson, PhD, Patrick J. Holladay
Lonely Planet Pocket Charleston & Savannah
By: Lonely Planet, Harrell, Ashley, Morgan, MaSovaida

Also Recommended

Savannah (GA) (Black America)
By: Elmore Ph.D., Charles J.
Slavery and Freedom in Savannah
Grace Will Lead Us Home: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness
By: Hawes, Jennifer Berry
Historic Charleston and the Lowcountry
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
By: Berendt, John
24x36 World Wall Map by Smithsonian Journeys - Tan Oceans Special Edition (24x36 Laminated)
Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

Please visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1-800-208-6142 to learn about additional (optional) coverage.