Beaufort tours great autumn option
Cooler autumn temperatures offer the best time to experience the region during a guided tour in the Lowcountry. A short trip north of your home in Hardeeville will land you in Beaufort, where touring options are plentiful.
Not only are the topics and locations of the tours varied, so are the modes of transportation. Whether it is by foot, bike, kayak, charter, van, buggy or carriage, you are sure to find a knowledgeable narrator to share some great details of the historic area.
Are you a movie buff? Visit some of the places you have seen on the big screen in movies such as Forrest Gump, The Big Chill and Prince of Tides during a history and movie van tour offered by Beaufort Tours, https://www.beauforttoursllc.com/. The company also offers walking tours of the homes where stars stayed while filming.
Beaufort has existed for more than 300 years and visitors and residents can learn more about the rich culture and history through various tours. Thirst for facts about the Revolutionary War, Civil War, Reconstruction era and Gullah culture can be quenched during a planned stroll or ride. Participants in the walking tour through Beaufort’s National Historic District will enjoy guides in full period costume. East end and West end routes area available, https://thespiritofoldbeaufort.com/history-film-site-walking-tour.
Plantations are an important part of the cultural fabric of the south. In the mid-1800s there were 55 plantations in the Beaufort region. Visitors can see a private plantation and learn about the St. Helena District, which had more than 200 slaves working on almost 3,000 acres during the Sea Island Plantation Tour, https://www.beauforttoursllc.com/tours/van-tours/sea-island-plantation-and-gullah-tour/
Sometimes just seeing is enough and there’s plenty of beauty in Beaufort. Whether it be Spanish Moss-draped oak trees, the beautiful coastline or antebellum homes, there’s more picturesque scenery all around you.
Nearly all tours are available throughout the year in Beaufort, and a more comprehensive listing is available at https://southcarolinalowcountry.com/beaufort-port-royal-st-helena-tours/.
On a limited basis, the Historic Beaufort Foundation sponsors historical home and garden tours in October. The privately-owned homes are only available for viewing for a short time. Several options exist with this tour, including a Sunday Kitchen tour which includes cuisine by local chefs, a Wine Down event at the Marshlands and more. This year, the walking tour is offered Oct. 25-27 and the cost is $60 per person. For additional information, visit https://www.historicbeaufort.org/product-category/fall-festival-of-houses-and-gardens/
If you are just visiting the Hardeeville area and you are thinking about making the Lowcountry your permanent residence, you must also plan a Discovery Visit at Hilton Head Lakes. Call 866-396-3230 or register online at https://www.hiltonheadlakes.com/visit/discovery-package/.