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Beaufort, South Carolina

Beaufort, South Carolina

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Beaufort: Historic City Tour by Bus

Beaufort: Historic City Tour by Bus

Beaufort town, located on Port Royal Island, remains the Queen of the South Carolina Sea Islands thanks to its charm, natural beauty, fascinating history, and rich, diverse cultural heritage. On this 1.25-hour driving tour, explore the historic district of Beaufort, including the famous Old Point area and The Bluff with its antebellum houses and churches.  As you drive around in air-conditioned comfort, your guide will introduce some of these beautiful, historic sites. See townhouses up close and learn about the architecture and people behind them. Discover what happened to the houses and the people of Beaufort during the Civil War Union Occupation. See filming sites made famous by the over 24 Hollywood films shot in the area. Gear up for an exciting and fascinating tour of South Carolina's second-oldest city. Discover an area that delights visitors with its breathtaking natural beauty and impressive colonial and antebellum architecture.

Beaufort: Gullah Heritage Tour

Beaufort: Gullah Heritage Tour

Embark on a 3-hour tour to South Carolina’s Sea Islands in a comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle. Visit several areas of Beaufort County and discover its history and Gullah-Geechee culture. Soak up some history and discover Lady’s Island, St. Helena, Hunting Island, and more notable locations. See the site of one of the country’s first schools for freed slaves, a local treasure and National Historic Landmark. Marvel at the ruins of the island churches and learn the stories and songs that are part of their rich history. See a historic plantation house from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle.

Beaufort: Pat Conroy's Beaufort Tour by Golf Cart

Beaufort: Pat Conroy's Beaufort Tour by Golf Cart

See Pat Conroy’s Beaufort in this 1-hour 15-minute tour of sites from Pat’s writing life, as well as locations connected to the filming of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini.  Discover homes in the historic point where Pat lived and wrote, sites related to his teachers and friends, plus the graves of the Great Santini, Pat's mother Peg, and The Boo. Thursdays through Sundays from 12 noon to 4pm, enjoy free admission to the Conroy Center where you can see artifacts from Pat’s life, including his writing desk and chair, the Great Santini’s flight jacket, and the handwritten prologue to The Prince of Tides.

Beaufort Tipsy Tour

Beaufort Tipsy Tour

Beaufort’s “Tipsy Tour” is a brand-new tour specifically designed for adults! Enter this exciting experience and explore two of Beaufort’s favorite drinking establishments. Whether you’re sampling the local spirits at RLB distillery or tasting unique brewed favorites at Shellring Ale Works, this tour is sure to be a blast! You’ll learn all about the history of Port Royal Island as you are escorted to the best local establishments. Come enjoy yourself with fellow fun-lovers and maybe even discover your new favorite cocktail or beer. So come on out and join the party—Kelly Tours Tipsy Tour is waiting for you!

Beaufort Scavenger Hunt

Beaufort Scavenger Hunt

Your creative, nontraditional scavenger hunt begins at a scenic spot that's a local favorite. You'll get your digital quest from your live and interactive remote host. Then you’ll take off on your own to experience a wide variety of carefully curated locations in town. You'll walk or drive to the various checkpoints as you interpret creative tasks, accept wacky challenges, and get outside your comfort zone! Both family and dog friendly, the game alternates between the indoors and outdoors, with plenty of bonus challenges too! You'll text photos and videos to your remote host, who cheers you on and assists, as you play - to document your progress. You can even interact with the locals to interpret the creative challenges. You won’t be able to avoid having fun, uncovering hidden gems and local secrets, making memories, laughing, and learning along the way! You’ll be part of the rich culture of this dynamic city! Every turn is full of surprises, so questions in advance are welcomed. Check out all 500 of our city hunts! Great for corporate groups, tourists, curious locals, bachelors(ettes), birthdays, families, friend trips, and other special groups! Ask us about our custom-designed experiences and virtual team builders too!

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Overall rating

4.9
(77 reviews)

I am not a history buff but this tour was fantastic!! I learned so much about the history and the added info about Hollywood was great. Our guide was vey knowledgeable and full of energy. I wish I could remember her name but she was a blonde gal that used to live in Chicago and moved to Beaufort about 33 years ago. Well worth the cost and the 1-1/4 hour time spent.

Our tour guide Rick, was excellent in his delivery and knowledge of the area. We had a great time and would definitely recommend this tour.

Great guide and loved interesting information by our guide. Loved seeing the neighborhoods, too. Really enjoyed!

Very informative and cautious driver. Lots of interesting things to see. Nice friendly office staff as well.

Great presentation and responses to questions. Very personal presentation with a connection to Beaufort.