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Beaufort, SC lies midway between Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC. It makes a nice stopover between the two better-noted cities for its timeless and peaceful air. Aside from a rich history of settlement and occupation by the Spanish, French, English, Scots, Yemassee Indians, and Swiss, Beaufort is best known for the many films that were filmed there such as Forrest Gump, The Big Chill and The Great Santini. Once you wander the shady streets of the historical district it will be obvious why. With Spanish moss dangling from massive oaks and stately mansions on every corner, it is a perfect setting for southern life as we have read about in countless novels. But the true reason it is picked over cities like Savannah and Charleston is the lack of tourists and it seems even residents as you have the streets all to yourself. That’s an even better reason to go there. Pictured is "Tidalholm," built by Edgar Fripp in 1853, and later where both The Big Chill and The Great Santini were filmed.
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