Beaufort, South Carolina

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Beaufort, South Carolina, USA

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Historic Homes & Buildings

  • First African Baptist Church 843-524-6886
    601 New Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
    Located in Downtown Beaufort
    The First African Baptist Church was the first church built by freed slaves in South Carolina. A worship service on Sundays begins at 11:00 a.m. more info

  • John Mark Verdier House Museum 843-524-6335
    801 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
    The Federal-style John Mark Verdier House is the only planter's house in Beaufort that is open to the public. The house served as army headquarters and the adjutant... more info  map

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

  • Tabernacle Baptist Church 843-524-0376
    907 Craven Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
    The final resting place of Robert Smalls. more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Chapel of Ease
    Land's End Road, Beaufort, SC 29920
    Located on St. 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 843-524-3925
    1601 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
    Located on Port Royal Island
    Established by President Abraham Lincoln, this cemetery is the last resting place for soldiers who died during the Civil War. Of the more than 7,500 Civil War soldiers... more info  map

  • Old Sheldon Church Ruins
    Old Sheldon Church Road, Yemassee, SC 29945
    Located 17 Miles North of 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 Art Association's Gallery 843-521-4444
    913 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29901
    Beaufort's Historic Downtown Business District
    Displays the works of exhibiting artist members. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and most Sundays from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. more info  map

  • Beaufort History Museum 843-379-3079
    713 Craven Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
    The Beaufort History Museum at the historic circa 1798 Arsenal in downtown Beaufort "strives to manage and display the City of Beaufort's collection of artifacts,... more info  map

  • North Carolina Maritime Museum 252-728-7317
    315 Front Street, Beaufort, SC 28516
    "The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort reflects coastal life and interprets lighthouses and lifesaving stations, the seafood industry, motorboats, and more." ... more info

  • Parris Island Museum 843-228-2951
    111 Panama Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
    Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot
    Exhibits focusing on the long and honored history and traditions of the Marine Corps include artifacts relating to Port Royal's important military role from the American... 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

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