Daufuskie Endangered Places Program (DEPP), an initiative of Preservation SC to preserve the original Gullah built dwellings on Daufuskie Island, S.C.

Many of the historic homes on Daufuskie will be lost without your help.

“Our primary goal is to preserve the places in South Carolina that mean so much to our state and its history,” said Michael Bedenbaugh, previous executive director of Preservation South Carolina. “Daufuskie Endangered Places Program is a totally new way of looking at historic preservation, and we need public support to fulfill the mission of this project, which is preserving these Gullah home places, which are such an important part of our South Carolina heritage and are largely dilapidated and close to being beyond repair.

About the Gullah People

The Gullah are descendants of enslaved Africans and originally lived on the sea Islands along the Atlantic coast from North Carolina to Florida. A few of the remaining Gullah have preserved much of their African linguistic and cultural heritage and speak their own English-based creole language. Gullah storytelling, cuisine, music, folk beliefs, farming, fishing and crafts are all strongly influenced by West and Central African cultures. Daufuskie Endangered Places Program offers travelers an opportunity to stay in the historic homes these people built.

Help us save Daufuskie’s Gullah heritage!

Contact Preservation SC by email or by phone 803-944-9425.

You can also drop us a line:
Preservation South Carolina
PO Box 506
Prosperity, SC 29127

Preservation SC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Fed ID # 57-0913191.
Your Generous contribution to the Daufuskie Endangered Places Program (DEPP) are tax deductible to the full extent of the law