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Beaufort History
 Category: Attractions

Explore the Beauty of Downtown SC

Step back into the past and explore some of Beaufort's most time-honored locations just moments from Best Western Sea Island Inn. Located on Port Royal Island, near the heart of historic downtown Beaufort, our hotel gives you access to some of the area's most popular stops, including its ornate Antebellum homes and mansions, like the John Mark Verdier House Museum. Book a tour and take advantage of one of our special offers, including extra savings and our best available rate. Explore the Hunting Island Lighthouse, Bay Street, or the Old Sheldon Church Ruins and snap some photos for your social feed. When it's time to relax, your room is waiting just around the corner.
Hunting Lighthouse Beaufort History South Carolina

Hunting Lighthouse

Completed in 1875, guests can still climb all the way to the top of this beautiful lighthouse, with an observation deck that rises 167 steps above the waterfront. It's a must-see stop and offers some of the most breathtaking views in Beaufort.
Mark Verdier House Beaufort History South Carolina

Mark Verdier House

Featuring ornate period furniture, antiques and treasures from the past, this museum and mansion is one of the most iconic buildings in town. Step inside and take a glimpse back into the past with a guided tour of this popular attraction in the heart of downtown.
Prince William’s Parish Church Beaufort History South Carolina

Prince William’s Parish Church

Known today as the Old Sheldon Church, these ruins were originally a parish church built during the mid-1700's to mimic the architecture of a Greek temple. The grounds are said to be haunted but offer some of the most beautiful photo ops in all of Beaufort.
Fort Fremont Beaufort History South Carolina

Fort Fremont

Located on St. Helena Island on Land's End, Fort Fremont was built in 1899 to serve as a fort during the Spanish American War. It was deactivated in the early 1920's but today is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a vital part of Beaufort's history.

More Historic Attractions Nearby

  • Beaufort History Museum
  • Beaufort National Cemetery
  • Chapel of Ease
  • Heritage Library
  • Historic Beaufort Arsenal
  • Penn Center
  • Reconstruction Era National Monument
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