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beaufort south carolina was founded in 1711 and is the second oldest city in south carolina. early settlers planted rice and indigo. sea island cotton, considered the finest in the world brought beauford incredible wealth from the 1790's to 1860. wealthy planters built grand homes in beaufort. beaufort style homes faced the water with two story porches to capture summer breezes and winter sun. the grandeur of beaufort's antebellum homes have been carefully protected by historic preservationists. beaufort is especially beautifull in the spring when the azaleas and dogwoods are in full bloom. beaufort is a wonderful experience for those interested in old southern charm and beautiful antebellum architecture.

in recent times this beautiful town has been the background for several hollywood movies including "the great santini", "forest gump", and the "prince of tides".

an excellent place to begin your tour of beaufort is the Spirit of Old Beaufort gift shop. they have maps and guide books of the town and they also offer guided tours. their address is 103 west street extention downtown. an excellent guide to the architecture of historic beaufort is "a guide to historic beaufort" pub: the historic beaufort foundation.

in my "things to do" tip section i have posted a small sampling of the beautiful and historic buildings and houses of beaufort. just a reminder to visitors to the beaufort historic district, the majority of the historical homes are private residences. please respect the property and privacy rights of the residents of this charming town.

  • Last visit to Beaufort: May 2011
  • Intro Updated Jun 4, 2011
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