Beaufort, South Carolina
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Our most recommended Beaufort, South Carolina Walking Tours

  • Beaufort: Local History and Film Sites Tour

    1. Beaufort: Local History and Film Sites Tour

    This 1-hour tour by van covers Beaufort’s historic district and gives you a chance to learn more about the town and its history. Relax in an air-conditioned van as you discover the sites and homes where the stars stayed in downtown Beaufort. Ride by locations surrounding Beaufort such as The Gump Medical Center (funded by Forrest’s “gazillions” he earned running the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company) and The National Cemetery where The Great Santini was buried. See ee the bridge from Forrest Gump that he crossed on the way back east from his cross-country run. Yes, the “Mississippi River” bridge is actually here in Beaufort.

    Janet was Wonderful! She was entertaining and informative of history and fun facts that make Beaufort so interesting! We appreciated the comfort of the van and her prompt pickup. Thank you for a successful tour experience. Mary O

  • Beaufort: Spirit of Old Beaufort Heritage Tour

    2. Beaufort: Spirit of Old Beaufort Heritage Tour

    Embark on a 3-hour tour to South Carolina’s Sea Islands in a comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle. Visit several areas of Beaufort County and discover its history and Gullah-Geechee culture. Soak up some history and discover Lady’s Island, St. Helena, Hunting Island, and more notable locations. See the site of one of the country’s first schools for freed slaves, a local treasure and National Historic Landmark. Marvel at the ruins of the island churches and learn the stories and songs that are part of their rich history. See a historic plantation house from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle.

  • Beaufort: Pat Conroy Van Tour

    3. Beaufort: Pat Conroy Van Tour

    See Pat Conroy’s Beaufort in this 1-hour 45-minute tour of sites from Pat’s writing life, as well as locations connected to the filming of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini.  Pass by the high school where he was a student, and where he later taught for two years before going to Daufuskie Island. Discover homes in the historic point where Pat lived and wrote, sites related to his teachers and friends, his parents’ gravesite, and Pat’s grave on St. Helena. Following the bus tour, enjoy free admission to the Conroy Center where you can see artifacts from Pat’s life, including his writing desk and chair, the Great Santini’s flight jacket, and the handwritten prologue to The Prince of Tides.

  • Beaufort: Walking Tour Civil War and Reconstruction Era

    4. Beaufort: Walking Tour Civil War and Reconstruction Era

    Explore the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction in Beaufort with this 2-hour walking tour. Imagine life as it was 150 years ago as you walk through the town. Through your local guide, you will discover how Beaufort and the surrounding islands of the Lowcountry were critical in securing the Union victory. You will see how the occupation of Union forces changed the residents of the town and their lifestyle. Travel back through time as you learn of the Port Royal Experiment and its impact on the rebuilding of the United States following the Civil War.

    On a cool January day my wife and I took the Civil War/Reconstruction walking tour. Because of the weather it was just me, my wife, and the guide, Davis. The tour was wonderful. Davis was very knowledgeable, and made it so interesting.. it was obvious that Davis totally knew the subject and he loves the job. If you are in Beaufort, SC, I would totally reccomend this tour and if at all possible request Davis for your guide.

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What people are saying about Beaufort, South Carolina

On a cool January day my wife and I took the Civil War/Reconstruction walking tour. Because of the weather it was just me, my wife, and the guide, Davis. The tour was wonderful. Davis was very knowledgeable, and made it so interesting.. it was obvious that Davis totally knew the subject and he loves the job. If you are in Beaufort, SC, I would totally reccomend this tour and if at all possible request Davis for your guide.

Such a great experience! Janet knew so much and made the tour alive for us.

It’s was very nice. The tour guide was very informative.