Guided tour

Beaufort: Historic City Tour by Bus

4.9 / 5

54 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line Savannah

Beaufort: Historic City Tour by Bus

Activity provider: Gray Line Savannah

From US$ 29 per person

Join an adventure through the National Historic Landmark District of Beaufort, South Carolina. Explore historic townhouses and learn their stories. Pick up insights into the city's rich history dating back to 1521.

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Duration 75 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Learn the history of South Carolina's second-oldest city
  • Discover what happened to the houses and people of Beaufort during the Civil War Union Occupation
  • See the sites where over 24 Hollywood were shot, both in Beaufort and the surrounding areas
Full description
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.
  • Fully-narrated tour
  • Transport in a climate-controlled vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

• Meet at 928 1/2 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902, USA • Look out for red, white, and blue rocking chairs set up in front of the building

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What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  •  This tour will take place rain or shine
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Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 54 reviews

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Our guide, Heather, was a font of information. Her historical research, detail, and enthusiasm leaves you in wonderment listening to Beaufort slice of history. You could easily hear her narrate and the bus was sooooooo comfortable. I highly recommend this tour - Beaufort: Historic City Tour by Bus - and would use this company for other tours when bringing friends.

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March 4, 2022

The tour guide, Dean, was just excellent….a credit to your service ! Can’t say enough about him. Your website, however, was terrible. It has not been updated. We paid online, and went to the address shown on the website, and the building was empty. Furthermore, we were directed to the Marina parking lot where a tour bus was suppose to be, and there was none. Fortunately we didn’t wait too long before the bus showed up….but we weren’t sure it was our bus, until we took the initiative to ask. Your company had absolutely flunked your logistical service. However, I gave you 5 stars anyway, because Dean saved your butts…..and I add, your transportation was first rate.

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September 1, 2021

Our guide was so knowledgeable about the history of the area and the old homes located there. He was open to questions and they allowed us to bring our 35 pound dog on the tour! It was nice to take a tour in air conditioned bus on a very hot August Day.

August 15, 2021

Product ID: 359030