Things to See & Do
Beaufort South Carolina is bursting with unique things to do and see and interesting ways to do so. Take carriage tours,guided kayak tours,costumed walking tours to explore the antebellum homes,plantations,museums and culture of Beaufort,plus more than 20 Beaufort film locations including Forrest Gump,Prince of Tides,The Big Chill and more.
Beaufort Kayak Tours - Explore the tidal marshes past plantations and alligators,cypress trees and osprey nests on these Beaufort kayak tours led by trained naturalists. Choose from half and multi-day trips that might include searching for dolphins or casting for shrimp, http://beaufortkayaktours.com/
Sea Island Bike Tours - One of the more unique things to do in Beaufort is to experience the city by bike. Tour past antebellum homes,scenic coastline,plantations and sites of more than 20 feature films including "The Big Chill" and more on this Beaufort tour led by a historian and avid cyclist. Pick up tours across the street from our Beaufort hotel, http://seaislandbiketours.com/.
Capt Dicks Beaufort River Tour & Dolphin Watch - At the marina across the street,pick up daily tours aboard the aptly named Prince of Tides and cruise through the historic Old Point neighborhood to a real Southern plantation. Along the way you'll be treated to dolphin sightings and stories of the Old South, http://beaufortrivertours.com/
The Spirit of Old Beaufort Tours - Tour graveyards,antebellum homes and film sites on these Beaufort walking tours led by costumed guides. Or choose one of the van tours,and discover Beaufort plantations,Gullah culture and ancient church ruins,among other unique things to do and explore in Beaufort South Carolina, http://thespiritofoldbeaufort.com/index.htm
Jon Sharp's Walking Historic Tour - You will be swept up in the 500 year story of Beaufort - The Jewel of the South as told by the delightful former Hollywood actor Jon Sharp, http://jonswalkinghistory.com
Camelot Farms Trail Rides of the Low Country - Experience the South Carolina Low Country on Horseback gallop your way to a spectacular coast line ride or a beautiful moss draped plantation tour, http://camelotfarmsshorses.com
Pick Pocket Plantation - The property spans 15 acres and boast 9 historic buildings including the beautifully restored plantation home, http://pickpocketplantation.com
Hunting Island State Park - Miles of unspoiled beaches,jungle like hiking trails,an interactive visitors center and a fishing pier is a perfect way to spend the day in Beaufort, http://www.huntingisland.com
Parris Island Museum - The Marines have made their home on Parris Island for hundreds of years. Explore the history of the Marines in Beaufort at this museum located on the Parris Island military base, http://parrisislandmuseum.com/index.html
John Mark Verdier Museum - Tour this Federal style museum and former home of a cotton trader for a taste of old Beaufort society and history. During the Civil War,Union officers used the home as their Beaufort headquarters.
Penn Center - Discover the unique Gullah culture at this Beaufort museum located just 7 miles away on St. Helena Island. Learn about the unique culture and language of these former African slaves. Walk under towering oaks,shop for traditional sweetgrass baskets and more, http://www.penncenter.com/
Sea Island Carriage Tours - One of the quickest and easiest ways to learn more about this history and culture of Beaufort South Carolina is to pick up one of these horsedrawn carriage tours across the street. These Beaufort carriage tours leave last for approximately 50 minutes and take you past churches,film locations,historic homes and more, http://seaislandcarriage.com
Southern Rose Carriage Tours - You can also explore Beaufort on one of these carriage tours,which can be picked up from adjacent Waterfront Park. You'll clip clop past antebellum and pre-Revolutionary War homes and learn the unique history and culture of Beaufort, http://southurnrose.com/