Sunday, February 15, 2009

Hilton Head Island Honors Culture with the Annual Gullah Celebration

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina has a long history of culture rooted in the early settlement and colonization of the United States. The Gullah Celebration is a unique event that pays homage to the culture and language of the original 'Gullah', West African slaves who were brought to work the cotton plantations of the South. ResortQuest Hilton Head is proud to support the Gullah Celebration, a Hilton Head cultural event.

In addition to attending the annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration which gives visitors the opportunity to share in rich cultural traditions and crafts; while in town, guests can also visit Mitchelville - the first freed Negro township; Gullah Heritage Trail - Hilton Head Island; Ibile Indigo House - a working studio where visitors learn the tradition of West African indigo-dye processes and products; Zion Chapel of Ease - Hilton Head's oldest cemetery; Queen Chapel AME Church - established in 1860 as a 'praise house' for Pope Plantation slaves.

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