Beaufort, South Carolina

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Beaufort, South Carolina, USA

Attractions in Beaufort, South Carolina

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • First African Baptist Church
    The First African Baptist Church was the first church built by freed slaves in South Carolina. more info

  • John Mark Verdier House
    801 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
    843-524-6335, "One of the finest architectural examples of the Federal Period", this beautiful Federal style home is filled with antiques and artifacts that depict the way of life in... more info  map

  • Penn Center
    P.O. Box 126, Beaufort, SC 29920
    Located on St. Helena Island
    843-838-2432, The site of one of the country's first schools for freed slaves, the Penn Center is a National Historic Landmark and is a part of the Penn School Historic District. It... more info  map

  • St. Helena's Episcopal Church
    505 Church Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
    843-522-1712, Once a hospital during the Civil War when its flat tombstones became operating tables, this historic 18th century church features a wooden altar that was carved by the... more info  map

  • Tabernacle Baptist Church
    911 Craven Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
    843-524-0376, Colonial John "Tuscarora Jack" Barnwell, the famous Indian fighter and a founder of Beaufort Town, is buried beneath the dome vault of this brick and stucco church that... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Chapel of Ease
    Land's End Road, Beaufort, SCLocated on Saint Helena Island
    Destroyed by a forest fire in 1886, the remains of the Chapel of Ease show that the ruins were made of brick and tabby, a concrete prepared with lime, sand, oyster... more info

  • National Cemetery
    1601 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
    843-524-3925, Established by President Abraham Lincoln, this cemetery is the last resting place for the soldiers who died in the Civil War. Of the 7,500 Civil War soldiers buried... more info  map

  • Old Sheldon Church Ruins
    Old Sheldon Road off Highway 17 in Pocotaligo, Beaufort, SCLocated Less Than 30 Miles from Beaufort
    Deep in the Lowcountry forest, between Gardens Corner and Yemassee; the ruins of one of the first Greek Revival-style structures built in the United States stands. ... more info

Museums & Galleries

  • Beaufort Museum
    713 Craven Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
    Downtown Beaufort
    843-379-3331, Located in an arsenal that is one of the most significant historical sites in Beaufort built in 1798, this museum houses two galleries that displays stone tools,... more info  map

  • John Mark Verdier House Museum
    801 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
    843-379-6335, The Federal-style John Mark Verdier House is the only planter's house in Beaufort open to the public. The house served as army headquarters and the adjutant general's... more info

  • Lowcountry Estuarium, The
    1402 Paris Avenue; P.O. Box 608, Port Royal, SC 29935
    843-524-6600, Open Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Lowcountry Estuarium is a coastal learning center designed to promote the conservation and preservation of the... more info  map

  • North Carolina Maritime Museum
    315 Front Street, Beaufort, SC 28516
    252-728-7317, The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort "collects, preserves, researches, documents, and interprets the maritime history, culture and environment of coastal North... more info

  • Parris Island Museum
    111 Panama Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
    Parris Island's Marine Corps Recruit Depot
    843-228-2951, Its exhibits focus on the long and honored history and traditions of the Marine Corps. These exhibits include artifacts that celebrate Port Royal's important military... more info

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
    Located along the Beaufort River in downtown Beaufort, the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park features a children's playground, variety of flowers, shrubs and plants,... more info

Tours & Cruises

  • Ace Basin Tours
    1 Coosaw River Drive, Beaufort, SC 29902
    843-521-3099, Climb aboard a 40-foot covered pontoon boat and take a three hour tour of the Ace Basin, where the Ashepoo, Combabee, and Edisto Rivers converge to form the largest... more info  map

  • Beaufort Kayak Tours
    843-525-0810, Professionally guided kayak tours. more info

  • Southurn Rose Buggy Tours
    1002 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
    843-524-2900, They depart every 40-minutes and offer narrated horse drawn carriage tours of historic Beaufort, South Carolina. For over 12-years, they have been providing Beaufort... more info

  • Spirit of Old Beaufort, The
    103 West Street Extension, Beaufort, SC 29902
    843-525-0459, Learn about local history, architecture, horticulture, and Lowcountry culture during this tour that takes you on a journey through the Old Town with a professional guide... more info


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