Photo of a young Gullah woman.

Hilton Head History and Culture: Who Are the Gullah People?

Hilton Head, SC boasts a rich culture unlike anywhere else in the world. One of the oldest communities living on the island is that of the Gullah people. Descended from enslaved West Africans who were brought to South Carolina in the 1700s, the Gullah have preserved their unique traditions for around three hundred years. Today, visitors to Hilton Head Island can experience the Gullah culture firsthand, through history, art, and food. To help you prepare for your next vacation, Hilton Head Properties Realty & Rentals has put together a brief guide to the island’s Gullah heritage. Continue reading Hilton Head History and Culture: Who Are the Gullah People?