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Historic Sea Island Plantation and Lowcountry Life Tour

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    Stop At: Beaufort Tours, 1006 Bay St Downtown Marina, Beaufort, SC 29902-5570

    Learn about the 300+ year history of Beaufort, as well as some of the movies filmed here like Forrest Gump, The Big Chill and The Prince of Tides.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: 16 Penn Center Cir W, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-5302

    Following the Battle of Port Royal of November 1861, Laura Towne and Ellen Murphy came to St. Helena Island to start educating the newly freed slaves. They taught them at the Brick Baptist Church, a church built by slaves in 1855 not knowing they would get their freedom 7 years later. The Penn Center was the site in the 1960's of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, where civil rights leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Andrew Young and Joan Baez gave lectures and sang here.

    Duration: 15 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1006 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902, USA
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Driver/guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Penn Center
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • A maximum of 10 people per booking
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Wow! I knew the Lowcountry had some fascinating history, but this Plantation tour took that history to a whole new level. Our tour guide, Janet, did an AWESOME job of telling the stories of how the plantations thrived and the interesting changes that took place...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank RevGlen S
    Reviewed 12 August 2019

    Our 3 hours in the comfortable van went by in a flash. Our guide (Janet) was friendly, highly educated, extremely well-prepared, and -- in a word -- delightful. Our family has been vacationing in the Beaufort area for 35+ years, and we saw and learned...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank VTbooks
    Reviewed 9 May 2019

    We both very much enjoyed our tour with Bill -- he has a true love of the low country, has done his research on the fascinating history of the area, and presents it in a nicely-paced manner!

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank FRIPPERS
    Reviewed 22 March 2019

    This was one of the best tours I’ve ever taken. It was so interesting, informative and fun. Our guide Bill knew so much about the area, the people and the sites. He was incredibly knowledgeable and answered questions in detail. The sites we visited were...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Marley B
    Reviewed 26 October 2018

    Have traveled extensively and taken many tours, this was one of the best. Our guide, Bill, was very knowledgeable and seems to really enjoy the tour himself! The use of videos while driving was really interesting and enabled us to have even more information about...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Nancy S
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    22 April 2018|
    Response from 765joyc | Reviewed this property |
    You visit multiple plantations but do not go inside. They are private residences,
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