Beaufort

Beaufort

Beaufort water scene

Beaufort, a picturesque seaport located on Port Royal Island, is the second oldest city in South Carolina.

Beaufort is the seat of Beaufort County.

Before the Civil War, growing Sea Island Cotton brought great wealth to Beaufort’s planters. During the Civil War, the Union army occupied the city, leaving many grand homes and plantations untouched.

Today, the military, tourism and film making contribute to Beaufort's economy.

Where to visit:

Beaufort Water Festival
https://www.bftwaterfestival.com/
Usually held in July.
Some Admission Fees.

Address:
P.O. Box 52
Beaufort, SC 29901
Phone: 843-524-0600
Fall Festival of Houses
(Historic Beaufort Foundation)
http://www.historicbeaufort.org/fall-festival/
Usually held in October
Admission Fee

Address:
P.O. Box 11
Beaufort, SC 29901
Phone: 843-379-3331
The Beaufort Museum and Arsenal
http://www.historicbeaufort.org/old/beaufortmuseumpage.htm
Admission Fee

Address:
713 Craven Street
Beaufort, SC 29901
Phone: 843-525-7077

Read more about it:

Rowland, L.S., Moore, A., & Rogers, G.C., (1996). The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina: 1514-1861. (Vol. 1.). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press.
Trask , G. G., (2001). Beautiful Beaufort by the Sea Guidebook. (5th ed.). Beaufort, SC: Coastal Villages Press.
Arts Council of Beaufort County
https://www.beaufortartscouncil.org/
Beaufort County, South Carolina
http://www.co.beaufort.sc.us/
City of Beaufort
http://www.cityofbeaufort.org
Local History and Nature Pages
(Beaufort County Public Library)
hhttp://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/htdocs-sirsi/pages.htm

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