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The Beaufort History Museum was originally chartered in 1939. It has progressed to focus specifically on the deep and rich history of the Beaufort District, which is geographically bounded by the Combahee River on the north to Hilton Head on the south, reaching approximately 50 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean.Plan my day in Beaufort using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
We manage and display the City of Beaufort’s collection of artifacts, documents and photos, which tell in a compelling manner the fascinating stories of the area. Highlights are the arrival of Native Americans, the first settlers; the European explorations of the early and mid-16th Century; the Revolutionary War; the rice, indigo and cotton Plantation Culture; the antebellum decades, secession and the Civil War; reconstruction and growth to present times. Through community engagement, children’s programs, educational opportunities and social events the museum provides many services to visitors and local residents.
The Museum comprises two distinct spaces: a larger primary area containing artifacts, photos and documents which tell the story of the Beaufort District, and an Exhibit Hall in which distinctive displays are created to focus on specific subjects of interest.
We offer an ongoing program to train Volunteer Docents to lead tours and serve as community liaisons. The training curriculum covers all aspects of history relating to Beaufort.
The Beaufort History Museum is an active member of our statewide (SCFM), regional (SEMC) and national (AAM) museum associations.
Beaufort History Museum reviews
We were so lucky to learn about this jewel of a museum amidst all the worthwhile attractions in this historic town. We were treated to an hour + tour presented by an extremely well versed and...
We were so lucky to learn about this jewel of a museum amidst all the worthwhile attractions in this historic town. We were treated to an hour + tour presented by an extremely well versed and... more »
Beaufort is a treasure trove of historic homes that have been beautifully maintained. They are not open to tour but walking around the town is an education and an inspiration. Great shopping...
Beaufort is a treasure trove of historic homes that have been beautifully maintained. They are not open to tour but walking around the town is an education and an inspiration. Great shopping... more »
What a hidden gem this museum is! Our tour guide was the best. He was great with the kids and really gotten involved in the history of Beaufort, asked them questions and had their attention the entire time. They even gave them a scavenger hunt sheet they could look for as we talked. Win for a history tour for us. Visit this place!
We had a wonderful walking tour with the Ranger and his assistant!! He was very knowledgeable and we highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Beautiful Beaufort by the Bay!!!
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