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Explore the second oldest city in South Carolina for an experience of Beaufort’s charm and history that you will never forget. Along with the History you will experience some of the product sites as Beaufort has been made famous by having 24+ Hollywood films shot in the area.  Our tours begin at 930 Bay St In the heart of downtown Beaufort and the tour makes its way all around the historic district.

 Your certified guides, clad in period dress, will stimulate your imagination to transport you to another age, apart from the noise and rush of today’s world. On this tour we'll spend about 90-minutes exploring the historic district of Beaufort. You will see 19th century photos of the houses and compare them to the current structures. Your small group will be entertained with a full narrative detailing history from the 1500's all the way to present day and includes song sung in our antebellum past. At the end of the tour you'll enjoy local tips on more historical spots  to see, and great local places to eat. Visitor's can also grab free map in our gift shop. Come and catch the spirit of our little town!

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Bay Street
The Spirit of Old Beaufort

Over 24 Hollywood films have been shot in the historic town of Beaufort, South Carolina. Explore Beaufort without the hassle of navigating on a tour of the area’s highlights, from scenic film locations to historic homes. Your small group size ensures the full attention of your guide, who navigates for you and provides little–known stories about Beaufort’s past. Morning and afternoon departure times are available for your convenience.

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Beaufort History and Film Tour by Van

This tour was nothing short of excellent. Our tour guide, Dean, was so very well versed about the history of Beaufort and made things come alive for us throughout. We saw many absolutely beautiful homes and were told stories about those people who lived in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A must take tour of Beaufort from a woman who one of the first to provide tours

This is a wonderful two hour tour in a nice modern air-conditioned van. This lady, Evelene Stevenson, has been doing tours since the 1970s and along with her husband they have their own book and map of the sights. We parked in the Marina parking...More

Thank ephyfe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
History and Van tour.

Enjoyed the tour but could not get a good picture of some of the historical sites. I also booked the wrong tour. I thouhjt I was booking the Arsenal where they dress in period costume. This was a very last minute thing we booked for...More

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile
History tour

Had a wonderful tour through the beautiful town of Beaufort! We learned about the interesting town history and got such interesting stories told to us by the owner Evilene. It was a wonderful day which we enjoyed thoroughly, def recommend!

Thank kmccoy828
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile
Do this when you first arrive to town

Our tour guide, Cora, was very friendly and gave us a lot of history on Beaufort and the surrounding islands. We would definitely suggest this to anyone visiting.

Thank Sunshine C
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Response from pattyneedham | Reviewed this property |
Hello - sorry for the delayed response - just saw the question now. The tour does not offer any house tours. We toured the Verdier house which is the only house available for tours since all other houses are privately owned.
27 April 2018|
Response from bonnie d | Reviewed this property |
The only walking is getting from the parking lot to the tour van, however, a person can be dropped at the tour van area and the passenger car driver can proceed to park and rejoin at the van stop. No part of the actual tour... More
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