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“Wow - THIS is the tour to go on.”

Janet's Walking History Tour
Ranked #3 of 24 Tours in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: You are about to take a fascinating walk back in time ! Join Janet Matlock for a 2 hour Walking Tour through the National Historic District of Beaufort, a stroll amidst some of the finest antebellum homes in America.
Reviewed 15 May 2011

We went on Jons walking tour of Beaufort, SC today and it was absolutely fabulous.

Jon is a mine of information. I think if he didn't know something about Beaufort, then no one would. Tremendous giver of information, extremely alive and vivacious speaker. We enjoyed his tour thoroughly.

You walk around old Beaufort which is all flat for about 2 hours. It's an easy walk and lots of lovely photo opportunities. You learn about the whole history of Beaufort and it's fascinating.

And the houses are just beautiful... This is one of my all time favorite tour spots to go to. Dont' get put off, even if it's Winter time.. In the winter the gorgeous houses have christmas lights and wreaths on them.

Of all the tours we have been on, Jon's was the best by far. Incredibly knowledgable, fun, interesting, funny, captivating. He is a terrific tour guide and really gives a 'show.' I would thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone.

Thanks Jon!! You were wonderful!

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Reviewed 28 November 2010

Our party of four and another couple enjoyed Jon's tour the day after Thanksgiving. His knowledge of local and national history and "actor's voice" helped us to understand Beaufort and it's place in history. Jon was also a gamer, as a cold front came in halfway through the tour. He knew just where to stop under a tree to get us out of the worst of the weather, only pausing momentarily as a squall passed, and we were on our way again. After taking the tour, I'll enjoy going back to walk the neighborhoods on future visits. I highly recommend this walking tour as your introduction to downtown Beaufort and the Sea Islands.

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Reviewed 7 June 2010

Jon creates a vividly entertaining tour through the history of Beaufort. If you visit this town and do nothing else, take his tour. It was entertaining, informative and Jon has a passion for his adopted hometown.

Thank yaddayaddayadda
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Reviewed 18 May 2010

Jon is a delight, very bright, informative and sets the stage to provide history of this wonderful town. Beaufort is so laid back, it is a wonderful opportunity to stroll the streets even if it is raining. He knows every tree, flower, home and has an understanding of what this town contributed to the enrichment of South Carolina.
I have a better understanding of how it suffered during the Civil 'War.
After the tour take the time to visit the Episcopal Church and further visit the marked stone graves they are are so well written.

Thank fitterSaddleRiverNJ
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Reviewed 28 March 2010

Jon is passionate as he gives this tour. You can tell he enjoys doing it. Covers so much of the history of beautiful Beaufort. At least 2 1/2 hrs and a leisurely, relaxing walk through majestic moss covered oaks and stately historic homes. $20 a person - what a fantastic deal.

Thank Stepatti
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