As you explore Hilton Head Island, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for new signs identifying Hilton Head Island’s historic Gullah neighborhoods: Stoney, Squire Pope, Chaplin, Jarvis-Jonesville, Mitchelville, Spanish Wells and more!
Gullah is the West African based culture that has survived centuries of slavery and more than a century of free lifestyle. It is unique to the Sea Islands of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. As a whole, this area is known as the Gullah Geechee Corridor, shown below, and it includes Hilton Head Island.
There are plenty of things to do in Hilton Head but if you are especially interested in learning more about the Gullah culture during your stay, visit the Gullah museum or sign up for one of the tours. Check your calendar and come stay with us in February because, throughout the entire month, the Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Gullah people and their history on Hilton Head Island.